Archive for May, 2013

Tips – Instagram Tips – Getting the Best Quality

Alongside Facebook and Twitter, Instagram is one of the biggest social media applications available today.  As a photographer, its a great way to quickly gain exposure, whether you want to take photos with your smart phone, or show off your shots from your fancy DSLR.  However, if you’re planning on importing the shots from a […]


Live Music – Newsted @ Highline Ballroom

Jason Newsted, former bassist for Metallica is certainly not a little bit country, but maybe a little bit rock and roll.   Without a doubt though, he is a lot-a bit, METAL.


Live Music – Kvelertak @ The Studio Webster Hall

For Norwegian punk/hardcore/metal band Kvelertak (pronounced Kuh-vell-er-tack), sometimes playing on a stage just isn’t as enjoyable as playing on a bar or while a dozen hands lifting you up…


Live Music – Cancer Bats @ The Studio Webster Hall

Supreme Verdict Scummy-Ass Hardcore.  That’s what vocalist Liam Cormier’s shirt says.  And hardcore Cancer Bats certainly are… 


Live Music – Asking Alexandria @ The Paramount

While I may never shoot Justin Beiber or The Backstreet Boys, shooting Asking Alexandria at The Paramount during their Don’t Pray For Us Tour, with hundreds of teenage girls yelling and screaming for the 5 metal core boys from the UK, I’m pretty sure I now know what it would be like…


Live Music – Motionless in White @ The Paramount

With the massive amount of fans present at The Paramount in Huntington, NY, Motionless in White easily could have been the headlining band on the Don’t Pray For Us tour.  Up until just a few days before the show, I had never even heard of them…


Live Music – Whitechapel @ The Paramount

Opening for Asking Alexandria, Whitechapel was certainly an odd pairing choice for the Don’t Pray For Us tour, but they had no problem bringing their death-core styling to The Paramount…


Live Music – Chimaira @ The Paramount

Back in a time before metal core became the standard for rising metal acts, nu-metal was the standard for rising metal acts, and Chimaira initially rode the wave of the nu-metal style.  As the oldest act apart of the Don’t Pray For Us tour, Chimaira has developed into a heavy and diversified groove metal grove, and their experience treats […]


Live Music – Clutch @ Terminal 5

If there is any band that understands what modern rock should sound like, its Clutch.  Playing at Terminal 5 recently, I had the chance to shoot these heroes of the funk rock jam…


Live Music – The Sword @ Terminal 5

The first time I saw The Sword, it was from far, far, away, in the nosebleed section of Nassau Coliseum, when they were opening for Metallica.  This time, I was able to get up close and personal with them, and they sound so much better…


Live Music – Solo Artist Jake Furia

Jake Furia is a rising solo artist on Long Island whom I had the pleasure of shooting last week, and being this was my first time at the venue he was performing at, I was unsure what the stage situations would be like…


Live Music – Trapt @ Gramercy Theatre

The band that wrote that super catchy tune Headstrong, Trapt, played at The Gramercy Theatre recently, and were actually quite enjoyable to see…


Live Music – Steel Panther @ The Paramount

There is a LOT going on during a Steel Panther show; may it be planned or improv, these comedy rock geniuses are a pleasure to shoot.  And the best part about them; plenty of bright, white, wonderful, front lighting!


Live Music – Suicidal Tendencies @ The Emporium

I remember being at my cousins house, and him first playing me the song Institutionalized from Suicidal Tendencies.  I had no idea at the time, that the song was actually written, recorded and released before I was born!  (Re-released and nominated for a Grammy in 1994, which saw its resurgence in popularity)


Live Music – DRI @ The Emporium

VIOLENT.  PACIFICATION!  A song so great that even Slayer covered it, was written by these guys.  DRI are one of the original crossover thrash bands, these guys may look old, but they still give a surprisingly great performance…


Live Music – This is Hell @ The Emporium

This is Hell is such a fantastic live band.  Coming from practically right down the road from me, these guys opened for DRI and Suicidal Tendencies, and for those smart enough to catch them early, they got to see some great thrash…