March 8th, 2013
August 9th, 2011
Friends of the band. All Images © Matt Rainwaters
Matt Rainwaters is an editorial and commercial photographer based in Austin. Growing up he listened to punk rock music, went to concerts and photographed bands, so it’s only natural Rainwaters came back to his roots shooting the Fun Fun Fun Fest (FFF Fest) in November 2012. Rainwaters says “I don’t like shooting side stage. I’ve always thought that bands should be shot from the crowd’s perspective … adding portraits into the work adds another level of production and intimacy to the project.”
Rainwaters will continue the project during Austin’s South by Southwest (SXSW) festival which starts today. He will be asking concert-goers to stop by his new studio for a quick portrait session. “My studio is right in the middle of the chaos so it’s going to be a lot of fun.”
Follow Rainwaters and other photographers via Instagram throughout the SXSW festival @mattrainwaters (Matt Rainwaters), @spacecaseps (Casey Dunn), @jimmyakim (Jimmy Kim), @hayden_dean (Hayden Spears), @jaybsauceda (Jay B Sauceda), @billsallans (Bill Sallans), @pagespagespages (Jessica Pages), @keithdavisyoung (Keith Young), @genitempo (Matt Genitempo), @jessswilliamson (Jess Williamson). Follow SXSW on Twitter @sxsw #sxsw. (more…)
January 17th, 2011
All photos © Laura Levine/courtesy of Steven Kasher Gallery. Above: R.E.M., Walter’s Bar-B-Que, Athens, GA, 1984
Laura Levine‘s portraits of the leading punk, post punk, hip hop and New Wave musicians of the Eighties and early Nineties are on view at the Steven Kasher Gallery in New York City until August 19. For many of us who used to eagerly await each new issue of Creem, Rolling Stone and Trouser Press, Levine’s photos offered access to the Ramones, Afrika Bambaataa, X, Blondie, the Clash and a promising band called REM (back when singer Michael Stipe still had hair). Since 1994, when Levine stopped shooting, she has focused primarily on her painting and illustration, and also directed films and videos.
July 29th, 2010
© Bao Nguyen
Hours of pent up energy explode at New York’s Madison Square Garden as Bao Nguyen captures the moment Arcade Fire finally takes the stage. This crowd shot was included in the winners gallery of the 2010 Ultimate Music Moment contest.
March 11th, 2010
All Images © Olaf Heine.
Above: Anna Loos, Berlin, 2010.
Music has been a great source of inspiration for German photographer, Olaf Heine. I Love You but I’ve Chosen Rock is an intimate visual diary of international rock and pop celebrity portraits, and 15 years of music memorabilia collected over the photographer’s career which will be published by Hatje Cantz in September 2010.
© Rich Gastwirt
Music photographer Rich Gastwirt captures James Hetfield of Metallica handing his pick to a lucky fan. The band “had a theater in the round situation and were running all about the stage, making photographers chase them around whack-a-mole style.”
This image was the People’s Choice winner in the Ultimate Music Moment Contest. See more rockin’ images here.