A Few Musicians I've Photographed
I started working in music at age 16, when I dropped out of high school and joined a band.
I spent the 1970s building sound equipment, special effects, and custom instruments for musicians. In the 80s I left the music business to focus on more commercial engineering work. In the 1990s my brother worked in advertising, and one of his accounts was Nikon. He got a few cameras out of them, and sent one to me.
That started me on a new interest - photography. It took me a few years to acquire the skills of the photographer's trade. By 2000, I had developed my own style, which you can see below.
My brother quit advertising when his book Running With Scissors came out. I was working on cars then, looking for something creative to do . . .
One of the first places I turned when I went looking for subjects to photograph was the world of music. Here are a few samples of that work.
I've remained interested in photography to this day. I photograph performers of all sorts, in all sorts of places.
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Rick Springfield, with a background of fog
Picking up flowers after the concert. It's amazing, how many people threw flowers on the stage during the concert
Guitar with the great George Jones
Def Leppard captured in fall, 2000
Clint Black on the outdoor stage
John Sebastian of the Lovin Spoonful plays Do You Believe In Magic?
Cowboy of the Village People turns fifty
Frankie and the Teenagers are still on the road, fifty some years after Why Do Fools Fall In Love?
The view from the monitor console
The Symphony's First Bassist looks out at the audience
Boulder, Rocky Mountain High
Del McCoury and his bluegrass pickers. I took these photos with a Canon G9 pocket camera, just to see if it could be done
This is Barry Gaudreau of Boston, up close
Jimmy Hopper in fog