May 282010
DIY Beauty Dish (x2)

Recently, fellow music photographer Todd Owyoung detailed the construction of a DIY beauty dish on his blog.  Since my plastic, David Tejada-designed beauty dish bit the dust a while back, I figured it was time to give Todd’s metal version a shot.  Here’s how my build went, in true Strobist DIY fashion. Todd used a [Continue Reading…]

May 262010

Along with Airbourne, Arcanium and Chiodos brought the noise in support of Bullet For My Valentine at The Pageant last Friday.

May 252010
Airbourne @ The Pageant 5.21.2010

In the grand tradition of AC/DC (and British bruisers Motorhead), Airbourne brought their high-flying twin-guitar stunt show to the Pageant stage on Friday night in support of Bullet For My Valentine.

May 242010
Bullet For My Valentine @ The Pageant 5.21.2010

Bullet For My Valentine Live At The Pageant St. Louis May 21, 2010 – Images by Corey Woodruff The Welsh metalcore outfit Bullet For My Valentine unleashed a sonic assault on the Pageant’s sold-out crowd Friday night.  Even though front man Matthew Tuck admitted to suffering the flu, he and his band mates delivered some [Continue Reading…]

May 102010
Band Promos: Abi Robins and Sean Renner

I recently did some portraits for a pair of talented young singer-songwriters:  Abi Robins and Sean Renner.  The Morning Bird Records artists are hitting the road this summer and needed some updated photos for their promotional efforts.  As exciting as it is to shoot a big rock show in a huge venue with crazy lighting [Continue Reading…]

May 082010
Big Elf Live @ Riviera Theater, Chicago 4.30.10

As I mentioned in yesterday’s post, L.A. proggers Big Elf opened up last Friday’s show at Chicago’s Riviera Theater.  While the headlining band Porcupine Tree is known for their modern sound and multimedia performances, Big Elf seemed content to be illuminated in simple monochrome lighting that suited their more retro approach to prog rock.  At [Continue Reading…]

May 072010
Neon Trees Live @ The Pageant, St. Louis 5.4.2010

Lighting the fuse on a triple bill of explosive bands, Utah’s Neon Trees whipped the mostly unsuspecting crowd when they opened for MuteMath and Thirty Seconds To Mars this week.  And even though the stage was crammed full of equipment, mohawk-coiffed frontman Tyler Glenn made full use of it as he stalked the row of [Continue Reading…]

May 062010
MUTEMATH Live @ The Pageant, St. Louis 5.4.2010

There is only one way to describe the way this band’s stage presence:  hyperkinetic.  Whether Paul Meany is doing handsprings over his keyboard or drummer/manimal Darren King is savagely attacking his vintage Rogers drum kit, the band’s soaring brand of rock epics is buoyed by the band’s relentless energy.  Seriously, if you could bottle this [Continue Reading…]