Recently, I acquired a Sony x180 camcorder, to experiment with, during my work with singer Anthony Hamilton. He's currently in the studio, in Nashville, working on his new album. I've been doing a lot of video capture, for a documentary piece.
I'm a DSLR shooter, so using this camcorder, for the first time, is already an interesting experience. Read More
For the 4th year in a row, I took a road trip to New York for Hot 97's Summer Jam concert. It's always a highlight of my summer; a day that begins at 11:30am and ends at 11:30pm. Check out some of my images. Read More
For the last few years, Nicekicks has shared my images with sneaker heads across the globe. Each year, they do a "Celebrity Sneaker Stalker" post, using my images from Hot 97's Summer Jam concert. Read More
Last night, I did some behind the scenes video coverage of new artist, Jidenna, at WPGC's Birthday Bash concert. I think it was my first Birthday Bash, as a Photographer.
I'm a fan of Jidenna's music, so I was excited to work with him, and see him perform. When I finally got the "Okay" to cover him, hours before the show, I hurried to shave and trim my beard nicely, and got dressed in the finest "Respect the Shooter" t-shirt I could find. ***Available here. [ shameless plug ]. Read More
This year, I returned to Philly for the 8th Annual Roots Picnic festival. Unlike last year, when I spent the entire day backstage, hanging out and eating some famous jerk chicken, while drinking a lot of vodka, this year, I photographed the show.
I left DC around 9:30am, the morning of the festival, headed up the interstate. I arrived in time to be late for the first act, that I really wanted to see - Marc E. Bassy. I was a little pissed, but I at least had a chance to shoot a few portraits of him backstage, following his set. Read More
So, I was leaving the studio, after wrapping up a shoot, and I heard a friend talking about the "Wale Pop-up concert". I sent out a few text messages, inquiring about the location, and immediately raced into the city, once I received the address. Thankfully, I had my gear already.
Once I arrived, I had no credentials, but managed to get inside, because the person at the check-in table recognized my face. Once inside the concert perimeter, I unbagged [ ...is 'unbagged' a word? ] my camera, and got in position. There were so many photographers and "people with cameras in the pit", it was unbelievable. There was hardly any room to move around. I found 1 or 2 places to stand, and shot from there. Read More
After several attempts at getting together to shoot some photos in-studio or on-location, I was finally able to book a shoot with singer/songwriter Kem while he was in DC over the weekend. He was in town, for a tour he was on, with the legendary Charlie Wilson. I contacted him earlier in the week, and he said he'd let me know if time allowed. On Sunday, the morning of the concert, he replied, "If you can meet me at the venue around 4pm, we can try and make it happen." Read More