Dec 282010
 
El Monstero 2010, Part 3 of 3

All in all, it took nearly 48 hours to build, rig and test the entire production. And that doesn’t include the untold hours of planning, rehearsing and promoting the event.

Dec 272010
 
El Monstero 2010, Part 2 of 3

While I did photograph both sets last night, I focused primarily on the second set. And when I did shoot the first set I was careful to shoot from different angles than I did on opening night to get a greater variety of shots. I also included more audience members in the photos this time around.

Dec 192010
 
Funky Butt Brass Band "Brasstravaganza"

Of course the band wrapped everything together in a musical bow thanks to their ingenious takes on Christmas standards like “Winter Wonderland”, “I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus”, “Santa Baby” and the most revered holiday song of them all: “Dick In A Box”.

Dec 182010
 
El Monstero 2010, Part 1 of 3

The production gets more elaborate every year and the 2010 effort is nothing short of spectacular.

Dec 082010
 

Three very different subjects shot in wildly varying environments, but all were done with small flashes and on a very compressed timetable. I love taking hours and hours to create beautiful photos, but it’s nice to know that when pressed for time I can get the job done.

Dec 072010
 
Union Tree Review @ The Pageant 12.3.2010

I’m always proud to see my fellow St. Louis musicians do well but when my friends are involved it’s even more satisfying. Kudos to Tawaine, Jordan, Matt, Jen and Tyler for a great night.