I’ve been Noise Pop’s head photographer since 2013, when the legendary Peter Ellenby moved to Portland and tapped me to fill his shoes. Each year I photograph the cover of the festival guide and also I’m responsible for hiring and managing an ever-growing crew of photographers. This year I brought on 15 photographers who covered 170 shows over a 7 day period.
This year the folks at Noise Pop decided to feature long-form content in the Noise Pop Festival Guide. They asked me if I would be up for a Q&A and I obliged. It’s not available elsewhere in digital form, so I’ve included tear sheets below. I’ve also included the cover of the guide, featuring Tune Yards.
Ben Gibbard played a hauntingly beautiful show at Davies Symphony Hall on June 8th, 2017. When you think “Symphony Hall” you don’t normally think intimate. However the acoustics were so sublime, that even from the second balcony, it sounded as if Ben was playing three feet in front of you. Such a memorable show. Shot for Another Planet Entertainment.
There is a nice write-up of me and my work over at the “Slice of MIT” blog. Especially happy that they mentioned my Dyslexia.