Jul 21 2011

07.20.2011 A Perfect Circle (iPhone Shots)

One morning 5 months ago, I was sitting in a cubicle in an office avoiding responsibilities for a morning in order to continuously click a button so I could get in an imaginary line to wait for A Perfect Circle tickets. Well it paid off and I got to see Maynard for a third time, but more excitedly I got to see Billy Howardel for the FIRST time!

After many many failed attempts, I gave up trying to get my camera in the venue. I almost got kicked out for taking a couple of shots from my phone, but even those didn’t turn out too well.

Aside from asshole Live Nation security and $6 Yeunglings, I had a blast meeting the Japanese Punk band Red Bacteria Vacuum.

I loved seeing APC, although their set was a little underwhelming. I was warned ahead of time that they’d be playing mostly stuff from eMotive, but it just seemed like the band was a little tired. After the first song they announced they ha been traveling all day and had just arrived in Atlanta. All in all, I was very happy to hear my favorites off of 13th Step performed live! Billy was AMAZING live!

A Perfect Circle blurry @ The Tabernacle

Why am I Smiling? Me and Homer w/ Red Bacteria Vacuum


Jul 20 2011

07.20.2011 A Perfect Circle.

Hi Ray

Thanks for contacting APC. Sorry but they do not need any photos at this time. Kind regards and enjoy the show

Jen

=(

Oh well, at least I got my ticket! See ya at the show!

Photo taken from Amazon.com. It is not for sale, I did not take it.


Jul 18 2011

07.16.2011 Disapyramids + Winter Ransom (Pt. 2)

Disapyramids AND Winter Ransom? Sign me up! Saturday July 16th, both bands played back to back at 529 in East Atlanta. Winter Ransom put on an awesome show as always!

The Longino Brothers of Winter Ransom

Josh of Winter Ransom

Drew of Winter Ransom

Matt of Winter Ransom

Jordon of Winter Ransom

Matt of Winter Ransom

Drew of Winter Ransom

Drew and Josh of Winter Ransom

Jordon’s Guitar of Winter Ransom

Jordon of Winter Ransom

Jordon of Winter Ransom

Josh’s Pedals of Winter Ransom

The Longino Brothers of Winter Ransom

Special Guest Homer of FYN

Matt of Winter Ransom

Jordon of Winter Ransom

Special Guest Homer of FYN

Special Guest Homer of FYN

Matt of Winter Ransom

Special Guest Homer of FYN

Josh of Winter Ransom

I’m on camera!

At the Show! Siraaj and Homer of FYN + Beaker of Toy Devils


Jul 17 2011

07.16.2011 Disapyramids + Winter Ransom (Pt. 1)

Disapyramids AND Winter Ransom? Sign me up! Saturday July 16th, both bands played back to back at 529 in East Atlanta. Awesome show as always!

Check back tomorrow for Pt. 2, Winter Ransom Pics.

Andrew and the Disapyramids

Andrew of the Disapyramids.

Set List.

Josh of the Disapyramids.

Gordon of the Disapyramids.

Drew and the Disapyramids.

Drew and the Disapyramids.

Drew and the Disapyramids.

Josh and Gordon of the Disapyramids.

Josh of the Disapyramids.

Drew and the Disapyramids.

The Disapyramids

Casey of the Disapyramids

Drew amd the Disapyramids

The Disapyramids


Jul 17 2011

07.14.2011 FYN Show @ Clermont Lounge

The Clermont Lounge is always a fun time, especially when FYN comes out to perform! This was a challenging shoot because I forgot my external flash (I need a bigger camera bag!) and the Clermont doesn’t have very good lighting. I made due with my on-camera flash and a torn up piece of cocktail napkin as a diffuser. I got there in time to catch the last song of Palaces and grab a few shots of the guys.

M. Chvasta of Palaces.

John of Palaces.

Afterwards was a “band” called Scaffolds. It wasn’t really my kind of music, and it was a little strange to see 5 guys sitting on the stage with their “instruments” during the entire performance. The drummer was badass though!

Scaffolds

Mike of Scaffolds.

Mike of Scaffolds.

Didgeridoo Man of Scaffolds.

Duct Tape Boy and Touchscreen Tapper Lad of Scaffolds.

Hate Crime. Longino Brothers with D of FYN

Homer with D the bouncer.

Homer and Alex.

Finally, FYN! They rocked the house as usual an put on an awesome concert!

Adam Griffis of FYN.

D of FYN.

Siraaj of FYN.

Chris Love of FYN.

Adam Griffis of FYN.

Chris Love of FYN.

Homer of FYN.

FYN.

FYN.

Siraaj of FYN..

Adam Griffis of FYN..

Chris Love of FYN..

Homer of FYN..

D of FYN..


Jul 12 2011

07.09.2011 BeAtlanta House Show (Pt 2.)

On Saturday, 15 bands came together to celebrate the 2 year anniversary of BeAtlanta.com. 15 Bands, 2 stages, 1 house. What a turnout! There were several hundred people there throughout the day, not to mention other bands that showed up just to watch. I showed up about 6 o’clock, and once again Jungol packed the house once they hit the stage!

Part 1 Lineup:
The Music Box (Canada)
Hip to Death
What Happened To Your Fire, Tiger?

Part 2 Lineup:
Sneaky Hand
Cusses (Savannah)
Jungol

Sneaky hand is one of my favorite bands to shoot. They’ve always got so much energy on stage! It’s a trip trying to follow Lead singer M@’s antics, and it’s always good to turn the camera on fellow photographer Kamil, co-owner of Pantauphoto.

Sneaky Hand.

M@ of Sneaky Hand

Kamil of Sneaky Hand & Pantauphoto

Trey and Russ of Sneaky Hand

Sneaky Hand

Dancing in the Audience. M@ dances with Rachel of Disapyramids.

Ah, it’s cold! Bob of Swank Sinatra shows some Sneaky love.

I LOVE YOU! Bob of Swank Sinatra shows some Sneaky love.

M@ of Sneaky Hand.

Trey of Sneaky Hand.

M@ and Trey of Sneaky Hand.

Sneaky Hand finishes up.

Hug it out bitches. Bob congratulates Kamil on a great set.

Fireworks in the street!

I knew Cusses was going to be good when my buddy Drew Longino of Winter Ransom started drooling over them when they showed up. Wow, what a show! I was not expecting the bar to be raised with every band that hit the stage. I got some of the best shots of the night with them!

Cusses.

Angel and Bryan of Cusses

Angel of Cusses

Brian of Cusses

Angel of Cusses. *Favorite shot of the night!*

Angel of Cusses

Brian of Cusses

I had to leave the party to meet Darkwater Rising who were in town, so I missed The Charges. We ended up missing their set as well to see Cusses, but we did however, talk Dark Water Rising to coming out to the house party after they finished up.

Yo. Josh of Jungol and Drew of Winter Ransom.

Ffff. M@ of Sneaky Hand and Homer of FYN.

Darkwater Rising + Homer

In Homer’s Dreams. Homer of FYN + Charly of Darkwater Rising

Jungol was phenomenal as usual! It was hard to get shots this time, the only lights in the room were coming off the LCD panels on their keyboards. At this point my flash was long dead, so I had to use the on-camera flash, blinding everyone in the room every time it went off. I think Josh started closing his eyes because of my flash, sorry Josh! After a few songs I was tired, hot, covered in spilled beer, and pissing off the dancing naked gentlemen behind me…so I tapped out and sat back to enjoy the rest of the show.

Graham of Jungol

Josh of Jungol

Jungol!

Josh of Jungol

Josh of Jungol

Jason of Jungol

Yoder Twins Activate! Jungol draws a crowd.


Jul 11 2011

07.09.2011 BeAtlanta House Show (Pt 1.)

On Saturday, 15 bands came together to celebrate the 2 year anniversary of BeAtlanta.com. 15 Bands, 2 stages, 1 house. What a turnout! There were several hundred people there throughout the day, not to mention other bands that showed up just to watch. I showed up about 6 o’clock, and once again Jungol packed the house once they hit the stage!

This was my most challenging photo session to date, with very little room to maneuver and odd to no lighting setups. Especially the outdoor stage on the back patio, I really couldn’t get any good shots from that angle. Finally when Jungol hit the stage, they were playing in PITCH BLACK! That being said I still managed to get some kickass shots. Enjoy!

Part 1 Lineup:
The Music Box (Canada)
Hip to Death
What Happened To Your Fire, Tiger?

Part 2 Lineup: posting tomorrow 7/12!
Sneaky Hand
Cusses (Savannah)
Jungol

Scheduled Lineup. Jungol actually ended up going on closer to minight.

All Stars. Josh of Jungol, Homer of FYN, and Drew of Winter Ransom.

Who needs roadies? Hip to Death getting setup.

Dancin in the Yard. Girl dances to The Music Box.

As I mentioned, the patio stage was really hard to get a shot of. There’s bottles, tarps, and equipment blocking every angle.

The Music Box.

The Music Box.

The Music Box.

The Music Box.

The Music Box.

John Breedlove of Hip to Death.

This one cracked me up as I was trying to decide which shot was better, so I decided to keep ‘em both and make and animated .gif out of it.

Kasey Breedlove of Hip to Death.

Tim Smith of Hip to Death.

Kasey Breedlove of Hip to Death.

Tim Smith of Hip to Death.

Kasey Breedlove of Hip to Death.

John Breedlove of Hip to Death.

Tim and Kasey of Hip to Death.

Hilary Yarbrough of What Happened To Your Fire, Tiger?

These girls were really good, but I couldn’t get any shots of the band. The side was blocked off with equipment so I couldn’t get a view. I gave up, took a seat and just enjoyed the music.

Bottles and Cans. What Happened To Your Fire, Tiger?

Carrie Hodge of What Happened To Your Fire, Tiger?

Sunglasses Club. Ethan of A The Color and Drew of Winter Ransom.


Jul 8 2011

Beatlanta House Show Fest Tomorrow: July 9th!

Be Atlanta House Show Fest is tomorrow! $5 will get you admission, food and drink all day! Jungol is playing! Rain or shine, this will be a kickass event. Click here to jump to the Facebook RSVP page.


Jul 6 2011

07.02.2011 Weekend in Savannah.

We decided Thursday to take a trip to Savannah for July 4th weekend. I’d never been to Savannah and someone else was driving, I’M IN! We arrived at midnight Friday and wandered the streets drinking smoothies from Wet Willie’s. They convinced me to take a night off and leave the camera. It was a cool vibe! At 2am the streets were still crowded with families and street musicians!

Saturday the photography began, so did the drinking. Our first stop was The Tea Room where we started our day with a pot of Flaming Dragon Oolong. The waitress spooned brandy onto a sugar cube and lit it on fire!

After that was going through gallery after gallery of local painters and checking out the art scene. I’d like to give mention to David Patterson, the phenomenal sketch artist and Thomas Kinkade, “painter of light”.

We had a great Seafood and Alcoholic Lemonade lunch, I ordered a Crab Bisque and Crab Cakes. The food was so good I actually forgot to take pictures of my entree! After lunch we drank at the pool for a while…finally ending the night with some Savannah Light Painting! Not so much drawing, but playing with filters and such.

Savannah was a cool place, but we didn’t really get to explore too much since we were only there for 2 days and partying most of the time. Next time, I want to check out the Historic District near SCAD campus. Light Painting!

SCAD Theater at night. SOOC – Straight out of Camera.

Savannah Park

Flaming Dragon Oolong from The Tea Room

Chocolate Covered Pretzels

Savannah

Crab Bisque that made me forget to take pictures!

Smoke Break

Self Portrait in the Pool

Ray Underwater.

Sean Underwater.

Savannah Bay Bridge taken from our hotel roof.

Savannah Church SOOC – Straight out of Camera.

Abandoned Pool SOOC – Straight out of Camera.

Savannah Bay Bridge SOOC – Straight out of Camera.


Jul 5 2011

06.31.2011 Sideline’s Blues Jam

Thursday is the local Blues Jam at Sidelines Bar and Grill in Marietta. The Jam Session will be relocating to Darwin’s Burgers and Blues when we open, so I went to go check out the show and meet some of the musicians.

I was impressed! The house band did a great job opening up the show, the first group of jammers were local folks including a 15 year old kid! When the show comes to Darwin’s in the future, I’ll be able to get everyone’s names to go along with the pictures!

Sideline’s House Band

Sideline’s House Band

Sideline’s House Band

Sideline’s House Band

Sideline’s House Band

First Jam Session

First Jam Session

First Jam Session

First Jam Session

First Jam Session

Second Jam Session

Second Jam Session

Second Jam Session

Second Jam Session

Second Jam Session