A glimpse into my creative whirlwind...
Artistic expressions influenced by a multi-dimensional muse.
.: Scratching the surface :.
Performance photos captured at Beachcomber Art Studio and Gallery
The Pat Travers Band back in concert at The Bamboo Room (Lake Worth, Florida) with Teri Catlin opening. As always, both bands delivered some rockin' excellence.
During PTB's show, we were treated to an historical moment: Peter "Mars" Cowling and Nicko McBrain, two original members of PTB, joined Pat on stage (with Kirk McKim) for a few numbers. Too cool!
I shot these with my little Panasonic Lumix LX5 (left the Nikon home; just a shooting-for-fun night). They were capturing live video for PTB so I had to shoot from pretty far back to keep out of the way of the cameras (I like a good challenge ;)
Low light, shot at a distance, no flash... not bad for a little compact camera. I have to say, this little camera rocks!
"LitChat Literary Salon"
at the Betsy Hotel in South Beach
Visit my blog article for some thoughts & anecdotes about the event.
I had the pleasure of attending and photographing Jessica Keener's book signing event for her captivating debut novel, NIGHT SWIM at Books & Books in Coral Gables, FL.
If you haven't already read it, you owe it to yourself to pick it up. I bet you'll be hard-pressed to put it down until you finish it!
The Fourth Annual Palm100 UltraMarathon was last Saturday, March 24, 2012. One of our friends, Dave Fausel, was running his first ultra and we were on hand to lend him moral support and to help document it for him. The 50K race ran from Boynton Beach Inlet to Ft. Lauderdale (31 miles). The weather was beautiful, hardly a cloud in the sky... the downside of this was that the sun was unrelenting.
Dave and all of the runners have my admiration for completing an awesome challenge. Congratulations to everyone!
The band was excellent, the show was a theatrical extravaganza, and Alice is still wickedly awesome.
I love to see an artist owning and rocking his element... especially when they've been doing it for so many years. This was my first Alice Cooper concert and he put on one helluva show.
Oh, and of course I sang along to "Schools' Out" :)
Diamond Angels Charity Benefit concert 2011 for Joe DiMaggio Children's Hospital. The amazing lineup of rock stars performing at the concert this year were David Pack (Ambrosia), Wayne Nelson (Little River Band) and Brian Howe (Bad Company). Phil Ehart (Kansas) also treated us to a cameo performance on drums. Phil produces the music for this annual event and it was a treat to watch him rock out with David Pack.
The band backing the artists for this concert were Billy Livesay (guitar & vocals), Keith Cronin (drums), Steve Argy (bass & vocals), Don Fedele (keyboards & vocals), Luna Jade (vocals), and Jody Fedele (vocals).
This was one of those times when I wish I could have split myself in two. My primary focus for this event was on singing and performing, but I still managed to capture some photos... as did Keith (thank you, KC :)
Every photographic event is a learning experience (actually, that goes for pretty much every event in life :)
With this one, I learned that I need to make use of my user programmable settings so I can store a few tried and true, easy-to-switch-to configurations for different lighting situations so I can just grab the camera and shoot, or when I'm handing the camera off to someone else. In my haste, I forgot to make some crucial adjustments this time (like forgetting to set the Lumix LX-5 to capture in RAW instead of JPG - DOH!)
Still, even if some of the images are less-than-perfect, I am so grateful to have been able to capture the memories!
A photographic chronicle of a wonderful event in honor of a beautiful man to benefit a very worthy cause.
The Classic Rock & Roll Party – a Tribute to Clarence Clemons to Benefit Home Safe, the Big Man's favorite charity, at Hard Rock Live, Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino on 10/1/2011.
For the last five years, Clarence Clemons, the legendary saxophonist and member of Bruce Springsteen’s E Street Band, had served as host of Home Safe’s annual fundraising initiative – helping to raise considerable amounts of money to aid abused children and victims of domestic violence. Sadly, he passed away suddenly and unexpectedly in June from complications of a stroke.
The stellar roster of musicians who performed in honor of Clarence Clemons at the event included:
Jake Clemons, Davy Jones (The Monkees), Nicko McBrain (Iron Maiden), Gary U.S. Bonds, J.T. Bowen (Clarence Clemons and the Red Bank Rockers), Alan White (Yes), Bobby Blotzer (Ratt), Alto Reed (Bob Seeger), Mark Stein (Vanilla Fudge), Brett Loewenstern (2011 American Idol), The School of Rock (South Florida), Dale Powers, and Clarence Clemons Band - the Temple of Soul (Keith Cronin, Billy Livesay, Steve Argy, John Colby, Randi Fishenfeld, and Tomas Diaz).
I had the pleasure of capturing photos of this benefit concert last weekend as the band photographer. Each photographer has their own vision that they bring into play when they shoot. For me, there is more to an event like this than just the up-close images of the featured artists and esteemed speakers. All involved – musicians, artists, speakers, venue, and all those behind the scenes – gave 100% of their performance and effort to make this event the success that it was… a true tribute to the man and one of his cherished missions.
The panorama shots from the event give you a taste of the big picture… a visual of the event on a grander scale.
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A visual of the event on a grander scale.
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The Pat Travers band in concert at The Bamboo Room (Lake Worth, Florida) with Teri Catlin opening. Both bands delivered some rockin' excellence.
I shot these with my little Panasonic Lumix LX5 (left the Nikon home; just a shooting-for-fun night).
Flash, especially from a compact camera, is virtually useless at a distance, so the performance shots were taken with just the stage lighting.