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
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
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.