1. Mark Foster of Foster The People performing at Lollapalooza Music Festival in Chicago, August 2014

    To see more photographs from this day be sure to head over HERE.

     
  2. Tori Amos performing at the Beacon Theatre in New York City, August 2014.

     
  3. Dev Hynes of Blood Orange performing at Central Park in New York City, August 2014

    To see more photographs from this show be sure to head over HERE.

     

  4. Concert Recap: Blood Orange

    It’s a crazy thing seeing somebody change over time. We all change of course, whether it be personalities or clothing styles or whatever but when we see it in others it’s something that always catches us by surprise. This is how I’ve felt over the past year seeing the kind-hearted acquaintance of mine, Dev Hynes, grow into this pop god behemoth known as Blood Orange. Dev is one of the truest people you could ever hope to come across and what’s beautiful about that is how seamlessly genuine his words sound whenever he’s speaking to you. One of the best qualities I think a person can have is an inquisitive mind whilst engaged in conversation with others, and that’s a trait of Dev’s personality that I respect highly, and it’s certainly what’s brought him far in the music world (as well as his slick and emotionally disarming tunes). It’s crazy to think that only a couple of years ago he was the insanely quiet guy who’d badger Keith from We Are Scientists about Playstation Three games backstage at a show haha but it’s happened and it’s fantastic seeing how far he’s come. He’s already played some stellar shows as Blood Orange in NYC but this gig was the epic centre of his gloriously hectic year: a massive show in Central Park.

    I can still remember the vast and expansive line for the show. It was a line that seemed to have no end in sight, a massive line that I have never seen before at a Central Park show (not even for acts like Phoenix and Arctic Monkeys). This was one of those shows that’d be impossible to talk about without bringing up the crowd, the colorfully eclectic crowd that all seemed to be in a non-verbal competition to one up each other in terms of stylistic sense. Sure I thought ‘wow Hipsters galore’ but I was also struck by the vibrancy of it all, the vastness of diversity was the type of thing I used to daydream about while I was being raised in the suburbs. This was easily a great weekend for Brooklyn Thrift Shops but it was an even better weekend for Dev Hynes who entered the stage to booming applause from his hometown fans. As he performed on Summer Stage he echoed the moves of his influences (clearly Prince and Michael Jackson) while showcasing the type of confidence that most guys only dream of having. The only time the old Dev showed was whenever he’d banter with the crowd between songs. He looked completely awe struck at the loving crowd in front of him whenever one of these instances took place, a charm that easily made the crowd love him more. What I’ll always remember about this show is how this was a show that felt important rather than it being just another show. It had to have given Dev a sense of validation for being the tall/dorky guy who created such beautiful songs in his bedroom while a cute little dog badgered him on for his attention. Dev Hynes truly arrived at Central Park and it was a damn fine thing to witness. Enjoy my photos from the show below.

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    Moses Sumney

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    Blood Orange

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    Be sure to check out Blood Orange’s album, Cupid Deluxe, which is out now!

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  5. Alex Turner of Arctic Monkeys performing at Lollapalooza in Chicago, August 2014

    To see more photographs from this performance be sure to head over HERE.

     
  6. Another eclectic month of music has passed and with is some incredible experiences to look back on. With this month I aimed (like always) to work with acts I’ve never shot before, as well as seeing some acts again to see how they’ve grown (such as Antlers, Neon Trees, and Interpol). One of the best things about this month was meeting/taking portraits of the group PHOX, who truly are some of the most lovely people you can ever hope to meet.

    Throughout July of 2014 I photographed: Black Lips, The Fray, Kitten, Neon Trees, Wild Beasts, Cymbals, Kestrels, Ben Fields, Emily KingPHOX, Twin Atlantic, The Antlers, The Kooks, Imelda May, The Temper Trap, and Interpol.

     
  7. Michael David Rosenberg of Passenger performing in Central Park SummerStage in New York City, August 2014

    To see more photographs from the show be sure to head over HERE.

     

  8. Concert Recap: Passenger

    Seeing a singer-songwriter holding a crowd’s attention is a particularly beautiful thing. Just imagine, a crowd full of strangers that you not only have to keep entertained but attentive as well. Most of us find keeping conversations going with friends and co-workers to be a daunting task but I can’t even begin to imagine how massive of a task this must feel for a guitar carrying vagabond to sing words infused with modesty and heart. But sometimes that works, a sole individual singing to a crowd and when it works it works beautifully; this was the case when Passenger headlined a free show at Central Park’s SummerStage.

    My knowledge on his music was minimal but I still found myself excited towards seeing him live. What caught me completely off guard was the fact that he didn’t have a band and that it was solely the messy haired Michael David Rosenberg (aka Passenger) who would be playing his songs in front of hundreds of people. I would’ve felt as though I was being reduced to a small island if I was in that situation but Passenger handled the pressure incredibly well and wore a smile that could win any over any doubtful newcomer. His vocals were soft but booming when they needed to be, and his precision on how he strummed his guitar felt sincere as opposed to calculated; as did the nervous-laughs/smirks he’d shoot towards the crowd of quietly eager fans. I’ve never seen a SummerStage show that quiet before and as his set went on you could just feel the passion that his fans felt for him in the air, even as they kept their eyes/smiles transfixed solely on Passenger. Haha one thing I’ll definitely never forget is seeing the numerous boyfriends of the girls in the crowd trying to snuggle up to their girlfriends, causing their girlfriends to ignore them as the British vagabond smirked at them endlessly. Enjoy my photos from the show below.

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    Be sure to check out Passenger’s latest album, Whispers, which is out now!

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  9. Liam Bailey is my top favorite new artist of 2014. Here are some photos I took of him performing in Central Park last weekend (more photos will be posted soon).

    Be sure to check out Liam’s incredible album, Definitely Now.

     
  10. Whoa, what a fucking weekend! A massive, insane, draining, and fucking amazing weekend. Below you’ll find the links that will lead you to my MASSIVE photo recaps of Lollapalooza 2014, enjoy!

    Day One - Day Two - Day Three

     
  11. Matty Healy of The 1975 (being as Matty Healy as he can be) at Lollapalooza in Chicago, August 2014

    To see more photographs from their set at Lolla go HERE, and to see photos I took of their headlining show at Park West Chicago go HERE.

     
  12. Paul Banks of Interpol at Thalia Hall in Chicago, August 2014

    To see more photographs from this show be sure to head over HERE.