Here's a blast from the film days of past...
I am a wildlife photographer at heart but as someone who plays guitar and appreciates music, I also enjoy concert photography. When I lived in Minneapolis, I started photographing a local band band named Wookiefoot in the summer of 2001. Their shows were always a spectacle of both music and theatrics, and there never was a shortage on-stage antics to capture. Many of the photos on the cover of their second album "Make Belief" were mine.
As the years progressed, I watched their music evolve as singer/song writer Mark Murphy grew as an artist while I simultaneously did the same. Now, eighteen years later, they are making their first trip to Alaska to perform at Salmonfest 2019 and I just secured a press pass to shoot all 3 days! In addition to my friends in Wookiefoot, I will also have the opportunity to photograph the lovely and talented powerhouse Ani DiFranco, Jason Mraz, and many more!
It seems this has come full-circle and after years of hoping that they would make it here to perform, I finally have the opportunity to welcome Wookiefoot to Alaska and appreciate how we have all evolved as both artists and human beings.