March is always a busy month for shows, and this one was no exception. I didn't really get the chance to shoot much outside of concerts, but every show I did photograph this month was really fun and challenging for different reasons. It definitely kept me on my toes. I don't wanna write too much, so here are some of my favorite photos.
Nightly @ The Fillmore
This show was something else. On top of the photo policy for the headliner (who I didn't shoot) being INSANELY strict, there was a catwalk that went down the middle of the barricade and photographers were restricted to shooting on only one side of the stage. I'm only 5'3" and the stage at the Fillmore is already really tall, but when you add in restricted space and monitors, this show was definitely a challenge to shoot. I pretty much stood on my toes the whole time haha. Thankfully, Nightly are always fun to shoot, which made things a bit easier.
Architects, Stick To Your Guns & Counterparts @ Summit Music Hall
Alright, nothing about this show was challenging, to be honest. I got to shoot alongside some of my favorite photographer friends and the lights for each band were INCREDIBLE. I've been dying to shoot STYG at Summit again for a while, and this show was exactly what I wanted. And don't even get me started on Architects. They're a dream.
Our Last Night, I The Mighty, Don Broco & Jule Vera @ The Bluebird
Any show at The Bluebird is challenging simply because there's no barricade, but this one was actually really fun. Although lights were a little rough at times, it gave me a chance to really push my D750 and the XT2. I definitely shot the photo of Woody from OLN crowdsurfing at ISO 10,000 and I'm so happy with how it turned out.
The Menzingers, Brendan Kelly & Bud Bronson & The Good Timers @ Summit Music Hall
If I get to shoot The Menzingers every St. Patricks Day until the end of time, I'll be happy. This show was so much fun. Lights are always challenging at their shows because they don't go over the top with production, but it wouldn't be a Menzingers show if they did.
Dermot Kennedy @ The Marquis Theater
This show was INCREDIBLE, first and foremost. I've never heard The Marquis so quiet. Shooting from the side wasn't necessarily a challenge, since I was the only photographer aside from his tour photographer, but I did want to get a couple of photos from the crowd, which was definitely a little difficult simply because this show was super sold out. Still really happy with the result, though.
Senses Fail, Reggie and the Full Effect, Have Mercy & Household @ Summit Music Hall
This show was a lot of fun, BUT HOLY PHOTOGRAPHERS. There were at least 10 of us in the pit, and on top of security and crowd surfers, it made shooting pretty difficult. I definitely like my photos from the last Senses Fail show more than these ones, but you can't win 'em all. There are still quite a few shots that I'm really happy with in here.
Emo Nite @ The Marquis Theater
I took a lot of pictures of sad drunk people. It was fun. Lets do it more. <3