Jenelle Monáe, The Warfield, San Francisco, 9/18/2014
I had the good fortune to shoot REDF 2014 Fundraising gala at The Warfield in San Francisco. REDF in an organization that builds social enterprises that employ those who have the toughest time getting a job. The highlight of the evening was a concert by Janelle Monáe and I happened to be one the very few photographers there. The audience wasn't your normal concert goers so they sat and stood back from the stage so I basically had her all to myself for the first 3 songs. She also always performs in spotlight so this was one of the easiest shoots for me. She's also one firecracker of a performer!
10/24/2015 Aftershock Festival, Sacramento
Marilyn manson has been a stable performer in the metal curcuit for quite a while now. He's still a big draw and this was my first time seeing and shooting him. He performed on the first night of Aftershock festival in Sacramento. The performance was towards the end of a long day and the heat, dust and walking definitely tested the stamina of all photographers. I managed to shoot 10 bands on the first day and with some problems with internet access in the hotel only managed to get to sleep around 3 in the morning. I still wouldn't change this job for anything!
7/6/2017, Concord Pavilion, Concord