Try as I might, I really am not that good of a live music photographer.
Back when this blog started and I was thinking about some of the stuff I wanted to start providing for the site, taking live music photos was a simple and logical progression. I always had a camera, but I never had a Digital SLR with a lens that could actually capture live music well. So for the most part, my “Justin as photographer” experience has been somewhat of the following: show up, take as many photos as I can with the shutter speed super slow, and hope that at least 5% of them show up okay once I get home.
Today, I guess you’re lucky to be spared and we’re lucky to have friends in this business, as we’ve got some great photos to share thanks to Nicholas Tolson. I’ve seen his shots before but I never really called them out or mentioned them in any more detail, so I thought I’d round up a list of his latest photo galleries from Flickr…
- Lymbyc Systym – 2007.02.28 – Hopefully they weren’t involved in anything suspicious at this show; this is my favorite shot from this set.
- Earl Greyhound – 2007.03.01 – I’m not familiar with Earl Greyhound at all but they looked pretty rockin’ from the looks of the photoset. This was my favorite.
- The Slip – 2007.03.01 – There are some great shots of Marc and Brad but I personally preferred the look from this shot of Andrew. I was a drummer in a past life so I’m slightly impartial.
- The Last Waltz Tribute Ensemble – 2007.03.02 – Again, not so familiar with the members of The Last Waltz ensemble, but mostly because I’m consciously avoiding this nostalgia fest for a band I was never hugely enamored by. Sure, The Last Waltz is great and all, but long-time readers will know how I feel about nostalgia in this scene. At any rate, here’s my favorite shot: Kris “Jellyroll” Gloer.
- Bustle In Your Hedgerow – 2007.03.17 – Here’s a great full-band shot.
Feel free to show Nicholas some love in the comments; I personally love a lot of these photos and I’d be eager to see more.
Also, feel free to send us any photos that you’ve taken yourself and we’ll be happy to feature them and credit them on Live Music Blog (assuming that they’re actually usable and we like them). Email us at vibes @ livemusicblog.com and we’ll try to give you some rockstar treatment…