Its been since the early 90’s when I saw both Stu Hamm and Alex Skolnick. The first time I saw Stu was when he was backing Joe Satriani at the Sunrise Theater on the “Flying In A Blue Dream” Tour in Florida. I actually still have the pick from that show. A year or two later, I saw Alex leading Testament in Buffalo. I don’t recall the tour of venue. Heres a small gallery highlighting their performance at the Iridium including Tenor Saxophonist Ofer Assaf.
I had the pleasure of seeing Richie Kotzen for the first time and with it, got to snap a few pics. One huge disappointment was that I was trying out a new lens when someone at the table knocked over his beer and got a small splash on the lens. I wiped off as much as I could but the shots weren’t as crisp as I wanted them; I lost a lot of good shots because of this. Luckily I still had my 70-200mm!! It saved the day!
In the fall of 2016, I was given the honor of being the official photographer for the Native American Music Awards, celebrating their 16th annual ceremony of Native American music. Pictured are some of the concert highlights from this years performers including Red Rythym, J.J. White Band, Joseph FireCrow, Ed Koban, Shelley MorningSong and Fabian Fontanelle, Annie Humphrey, Sage Bond and Keith Secola.
Here’s a small gallery of Blackfoot feat. Rickey Medlocke. Their new album is incredible and the new line up is filled with amazing talent!
Second time around seeing one of my guitar heroes, this time a more intimate show. I have always been a fan of Eric’s acoustic work and his new album, EJ does not disappoint. Here’s a small gallery from his performance at the Highline Ballroom, here in NYC, October 25, 2016
Here is a small updated musicians gallery mostly taken with my new 70-200mm II USM IS. The Jeff Beck/Buddy Guy photos were taken with Canon’s Powershot SX40 HS. Not bad for a point and shoot.
Over the past few years I have had the pleasure and privilege to photograph numerous recording artists. One thing that I would like to change is the camera that I used for the earlier shots. I used a Canon T1i for Grand Funk Railroad, Daughtry, Eric Johnson and Victor Wooten. If I had all over to do again, they would look so much better using my EOS Canon 7D. Here is a sample of some of my craft. In addition, I have upgraded my lens to a 70-200mm 2.8fL IS USM. What an incredible lens!