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The Shows I’d Love to Shoot

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George Clinton and Parliament Funkadelic in Atlanta on 11 February.

George Clinton and Parliament Funkadelic in Atlanta on 11 February.

In an earlier blog, I mentioned that by shooting concerts, I’d found a way to merge my love of music with my love of photography. It many ways, it’s like the perfect cocktail. A little sweet, a little bitter, and the experience leaves your head feeling light and buzzy for a few hours after the lights come up and the last cables are rolled and in their travel boxes.

Through the years, I’ve gotten to shoot some amazing artists, like George Clinton and Parliament Funkadelic, George Porter, Jr., Adrian Belew, and Drivin’ n Cryin.’ Those experiences have a lot of fun, and sometimes a lot of stress. No matter how it ends, I’m always looking forward to what comes next. So, the question now is:

WHAT COMES NEXT?

This seems like a great time to write it all down and talk about the kinds of shows I enjoy shooting. And, to talk about the shows I’d love to shoot this year and in years to come and why they’re on my bucket list.Read More »The Shows I’d Love to Shoot

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Who’s Got the Funk?

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Whomever is in the room with George Clinton and Parliament Funkadelic, of course!

George Clinton livens up Atlanta at the Variety Playhouse in Little Five Points on 11 February.

George Clinton livens up Atlanta at the Variety Playhouse in Little Five Points on 11 February.

On Wednesday, 11 February, that was the standing room only crowd at the Variety Playhouse in Atlanta, Georgia. I showed up at the venue at 6:30 with my confirmation e-mail for credentials and headed for the end of the line. Doors were to open at 7:00 and the line was already curved around the building and down the side alley to the back of the building. From the chatter in the line, I knew it would be a great crowd. From the thump of the bass that escaped the back door when security peeked out to survey the line, I knew it would be a spectacular show.Read More »Who’s Got the Funk?

What’s Going On?

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January was a busy month for me here at You’re On Film! Photography. From earlier blogs, you already know that I started off the year by officially launching a business endeavor that I’ve only dreamed of for years. Now, it’s all about hard work. You know what they say. When things get hard, work harder. Or was that “work hard, play harder?” At any rate, I’ve done both in January and I’ll be keeping it up throughout the year.Read More »What’s Going On?

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Bass is the word…

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Adam Nitti plays a selection from his recent release, Not Of This World.

Adam Nitti plays a selection from his recent release, Not Of This World.

If you’re a fan of bass and you weren’t at Atlanta Bass Gallery on 10 January, you missed this year’s first clinic. Jim Rubio, owner of Atlanta Bass Gallery, hosted Nashville based Adam Nitti for an afternoon of music and education. In addition to a full afternoon of clinic-type stuff, Adam answered questions and demonstrated techniques for the packed house. Sponsored by Ibanez Guitars, Aguilar Amplification, D’Addario Strings, and Planet Waves, the afternoon ended with a “something for everyone” giveaway and several highly coveted private lesson sessions.Read More »Bass is the word…

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Here’s to a spectacular 2015!

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Here’s to a spectacular 2015!

The UpSide frontman, Ryan Moore at 37 Main - A Rock Cafe on 3 January 2015.

The UpSide frontman, Ryan Moore at 37 Main – A Rock Cafe on 3 January 2015.

You’re On Film! Photography is kicking off 2015 with a terrific start! We’ve launched the business and the website, and on 3 January, kicked of a brand new year of concert photography as well.

The first shoot of the year was at 37 Main – A Rock Cafe in Johns Creek, Georgia. 37 Main – A Rock Café is a high energy venue with a great restaurant, fabulous beer selection, and incredible music venue.   This was my inaugural visit to 37 Main – A Rock Café, but it certainly won’t be my last. The music venue side of the establishment is well laid out with two easy to access bars and great stage. The venue has limited seating which may be reserved in advance by table and a roomy general admission viewing area. The bar staff and management were friendly, approachable, and really know their stuff.Read More »Here’s to a spectacular 2015!

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Pinch me so I know this is real!!!

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Do you every have those moments where you need to be pinched to be sure you’re awake and that what you’re experiencing is real?  We all do, right?  This isn’t just me?

This past week, I had the opportunity to attend a performance of The Adrian Belew Power Trio at Terminal West at King Plow Arts Center in Atlanta.  For 2014, this was my *THAT* show.  I was in line online to buy tickets the minute they went on sale and waited for weeks for the date to come.Read More »Pinch me so I know this is real!!!