The amazing Patty Griffin brought her Downtown Church tour to The Pageant alongside producer/songsmith/guitar wizard Buddy Miller and we all got saved. Full review at PlaybackSTL.
Off Broadway, the venerable St. Louis venue located in the historic Lemp district, just keeps getting better. I seem to get by there every six months or so, and in the few years since Steve Pohlman took over it has seen a host of improvements. And appropriately, most of them are based around allowing fans [Continue Reading...]
Yes folks, we’ve been invaded. Imperial China descended upon St. Louis to play a face-melting set at Cicero’s with Sleepy Kitty on Wednesday night, and I have fallen in love with the band. The best description I have heard is that they sound “as if Mogwai, Fugazi and Jawbox got spun out on meth and [Continue Reading...]
My new friends Sleepy Kitty played a great show at Cicero’s last night and I had the honor of photographing them again. This time I was armed with my new D700 and 24-70mm f/2.8 glass so I shot like a mad man. I’ll be adjusting a few settings after editing these shots, but I’m definitely [Continue Reading...]
A nice man in a brown uniform brought me two very nice pieces of gear today: a Nikon D700 camera and Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8 lens. Adorama has some great package deals going on Nikon gear right now, so check em out if you’re in the market for some new toys tools. Why the D700? Two [Continue Reading...]
A commenter on this very blog recently asked me if I am “self-taught”. My first instinct was to answer proudly, “Why yes! YES I AM!”. After all, I’ve never taken any formal photography classes or attended any seminars or such. But upon further reflection (and a heavy dose of reality) I realized that I am [Continue Reading...]
I have always had great performance from my Sandisk Extreme memory cards, but a couple weeks ago the locking tab on one of them mysteriously fell off and disappeared. I remembered that the cards carry a limited lifetime warranty, but having been down that road with other companies in the past I figured there was [Continue Reading...]
I have a confession to make: music was my first love, not photography. Listening to it, playing it, talking about it. Didn’t matter. Still doesn’t. Anything to do with music and I was excited to do it. And for the last three years I’ve played music for a full-time living. I got to travel the [Continue Reading...]