One thing I’m known for is my love of beer and whiskey. And just down the road from our Waco apartment is a local store called Liquor City. Throughout the years I’ve bought a lot of PBR, Lone Star, and various whiskey from this man and his wife.
Band photography always takes me back to my roots of where I started as a photographer. I love photographing the passion of people whether it’s bands performing or the passionate love between a couple. I blend my crazy way of documenting bands with photographing events and people. It’s chaos and I absolutely love it.
Music was a part of my life before photography. Once I failed and failed trying to keep music going, photographing bands became what healed me. It kept me out of severe depression.
These days when I’m in San Antonio, I never really know how to feel about how to spend my free time. I was in San Antonio a few days ago and wanted to take a nap after my shoot. As I laid down, I got a text from my best friend Mikey saying I should hang out with him at an event he was performing at.
The buzzwords I’m concerned about these days with regards to myself are personal brand and influencer.
I love creating beautiful looking portraits. But the heart of what I do is just documenting people as they are and how I see them and the world around me.
I’ve begun to start to talk more about my start of becoming a photographer lately because I’m no longer ashamed of myself. I’m also finding that people find my story intriguing. A really long story cut short, I wanted to be a rockstar.
Photography pulled me out of a really bad depression. That’s a story for another time. But the point I wanted to make in this post is that photography deep down still keeps me out of depression.
I like that I now have a home on the internet for all my personal photography that isn’t wedding related. So in celebration of that, here’s some photos of my friends Michael J & The Foxes performing a few days ago.