KEXP (90.3 FM Seattle, kexp.org)
I reached out to KEXP folks on site at Bumbershoot 2007 and inquired about shooting pictures for the station. About a week later I shot my first live music performance in the studio, and have shot over 180 sessions for KEXP since. I've covered over 100 in-studio sessions; dozens of live concerts; local, national and international festivals; and 4 consecutive years of the annual Rockabilly ball. I love the station for the people who work there, what it provides for its listeners and Seattle's music scene, and for all the feedback and opportunity I've benefitted from over the years. Thank you, KEXP!
As of June 2012, I'm now represented by Corbis Images. Corbis licenses images to customers worldwide for a huge variety of uses. I'm now working on providing images from my back catalog and future events. You can see the latest complete catalog of shots I'm making available here.
I connected with Rolling Stone prior to Austin's annual SxSW music festival in March 2013, and one of my shots from a Flaming Lips show at The Belmont club ran on the site as part of weeklong coverage.
For 2012's Sasquatch Festival at the gorgeous Gorge amphitheater in central Washington State, I provided shots to SPIN magazine's web site of artists including Beck, The Shins, Tenacious D, Metric, Santigold, and many more. 27 of the 30 photos in a "Best Live Photos" gallery are mine, and a couple more were used in an article on the Best Moments and Unfortunate Mishaps.
I provided shots to Billboard.com from a Pearl Jam concert in Missoula, MT to support Senator Jon Tester. The band offered me full access to the event, and Billboard ran a group shot of the band w/ the Senator and a shot of Eddie Vedder.
For the Sasquatch 2012 festival, I provided a number of shots to a web gallery for American Songwriter. I focused primarily on singer-songwriter performers, and shot a few portraits along with a dozen and a half live shots.
Through a partnership w/ KEXP, I've had numerous images used on NPR's web site including various SxSW events (The Head And The Heart, Best Coast, Quasi, Fanfarlo, Choir Of Young Believers, Title Tracks), Femi Kuti, Dick Dale, Pickwick, Peter, Bjorn & John and The Swell Season.
Ice Cream Man
At music festivals around the country I've gotten to know and love Matt Allen, aka the Ice Cream Man. He's built a business out of handing out free ice cream behind the scenes at festivals around the country, and has a web property featuring shots of the shows he works. I've covered a number of shows highlighted on the site: Black Star, Mudhoney, Pearl Jam, Deadmau5, Eddie Vedder, Brett Dennen, The Crystal Method, Moorcheeba, Seattle's Deck The Hall Ball, Free Energy, and Austin City Limits Festival.
I had the opportunity to work with Metromix for a couple of years, providing shots from several major festivals to their collection of national web properties. The festivals included SxSW, Sasquatch 2011 (first two days | second two days), Sasquatch 2010 and Bumbershoot 2010.
I've covered many assignments for the Seattle Weekly over the past few years - everything from bigger music shows like KISS, the SubPop 20th Annniversary Festival, Spinal Tap, and Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings to a Greek festival to a political rally at a minor league ballpark. The Weekly is really fun to shoot for - editor Chris Kornelis has a great sense of humor, and the assignments target some fun shows and events.
Kevin Cole, KEXP DJ, was interviewed by Seattle Met magazine about his favorite one-flight vacation from Seattle. He highlighted Iceland, and some shots I took with Kevin and KEXP during Iceland Airwaves in October 2012 were used for both the web and print articles.