Jan 12

New Jersey Hip-Hop

Rasheed Chappell performing at The Knitting Factory in Brooklyn last month.

Cool article in the Star-Ledger on the New Jersey hip-hop scene for which I shot this photo.

Feb 11

Back to Bands

Another music gig for The Star-Ledger (article)! This one was of the bands Thursday and Underoath at Terminal 5 in Manhattan and was a bit more challenging. The bands were hardcore (or punk, not good with my music genres) and preferred to remain in the dark or backlit most of the time. For the first 3 songs of each band, we (the photographers) were allowed into a space right in front of the stage, and snapped away as crowd surfers were passed to waiting security staff just behind us. It was a somewhat comical scene: screaming wailing band, pack of photographers furiously snapping away, and rabid fans and crowd surfers being passed to security in the span of 10 feet.

Feb 11

Some Bands

Here are some of my favorites from a recent assignment for The Star-Ledger (see the article.) They are the bands hellogoodbye, You, Me and Everyone We Know, and Gold Motel performing at the Highline Ballroom last week. I hadn’t heard of them before, but they all put on a good show and I would be curious to check them out again. And the thing about music, the light is always great… well, usually. I’ve been to some places, let me tell you.