Jidenna at WPGC 95.5's Birthday Bash | 06 03 2015

Jidenna at WPGC 95.5's Birthday Bash | 06 03 2015

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 ].

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Roots Picnic | Philly | 05 30 2015

Roots Picnic | Philly | 05 30 2015

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.

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Wale | Pop-Up Concert | 04 04 2015

Wale | Pop-Up Concert | 04 04 2015

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.

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Kem Shoot and Show | DC | 03 08 2015

Kem Shoot and Show | DC | 03 08 2015

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."

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