I caught the concert photography bug when I was 14 years old. I was front row for an Every Avenue show and had borrowed my sister’s red Nikon COOLPIX S60. It’s video and photo quality was awful–the only redeeming quality was that it was touchscreen. (2010 was a different time.)
I look back on that night and cringe. I broke every rule. Granted, I wasn’t exposed to the rules yet, but it still hurts to remember that I was front row and used flash–multiple times. While it is mostly a painful memory, I also look back at it with a fondness as well. That night my love for live music met my growing interest in photography.
It wasn’t until college that I began to take concert photography a bit more seriously and started to feel proud of what I was capturing.
Below are a few of my most favorite shots from the past few years.