Besides parenthood, the greatest joy in my life has been freelancing as a concert photographer. It’s not as glamorous as you’d think. There are a lot of rejections, a lot of butts to kiss, a lot of hoops to jump through, the occasional jerk in the photo pit, and not a lot of pay(more like, zero pay!) unless you’re in tight with the right people. But, you do get in to the shows for free, you do get the best seats in the house for the time you are allowed to shoot, you do get to meet a lot of people, and if you happen to catch that spectacular shot, you are left with the satisfaction that it’s yours.
Photos from BOMBFest 2011 in Hartford, Philly Popped Fest 2011 in Philadelphia and Firefly Music Festival 2012, 2013 and 2015 in Dover, Delaware.