Vertical Arrays

With my new direction in careers, I have made it a point to get out and just shoot…shoot what I want to shoot. So, when I saw that my good friend, Kirk, and the Vertical Arrays were playing at Surfside 7 in Fort Collins, I decided to head North with my camera gear in-tow. This kind of shoot is really getting back to my early days of photographing live music — a cramped bar with no real lighting to speak of, but filled with people out to see some local music…oh, and loud…very loud.

I had a great time, the music was awesome, and I got to see a friend I haven’t seen in a while. Check them out if you get the chance…

Jason Sharp: Guitar/vocals
Cameron Alberts: Drums
Kirk Alberts: Bass guitar

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Slow Caves

I was hired by an awesome local band to get some portraits for them to use in self-promotions as they work to gain a following in Northern Colorado. Fort Collins’ own, Slow Caves, are a bunch of high school guys who describe themselves as a, “Synth-Punk band from Northern Colorado, inspired by late nights in Hollywood, car chases, red eye flights and vintage skateboard videos.” 

David Dugan – Guitar
Jackson Lamperes – Drums
Jake Lyon – Bass guitar
Jakob Mueller – Vocals, Guitar, Synth
Oliver Mueller – Guitar, Synth, Vocals

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Ben Harper & Charlie Musselwhite

Every year it seems that Fort Collins’ New West Fest gets better and better. This year Ben Harper and blues legend Charlie Musselwhite rocked the main stage on Saturday night. The highlight of their set had to be the incredible cover of Zeppelin’s “When the Levee Breaks”…they killed it.IMG_8210 IMG_8214 IMG_8259 IMG_8239 IMG_8289 IMG_8262 IMG_8424

Michael Franti & Spearhead

This was probably the most fun I had shooting this summer.  I rarely get to shoot an event for myself anymore without having to meet a deadline, so it was nice to get out and capture some images of a great live act.  These were taken (from the crowd I might add – no credentials needed) at this year’s Bohemian Nights at New West Fest in Fort Collins, CO.  It’s amazing to see what this event has become since I moved to northern Colorado in 1997.

Luke Figgs

Luke is a senior at Dayspring Christian Academy in Greeley, Colo., and a star on the school’s football team.  Figgs has also been playing piano since he was seven years old and will be studying music when he attends the University of Northern Colorado next fall.  The first image below is the one that I turned in for publication in the Greeley Tribune, the second was an outtake as I was setting my lights and I kind of dig it.