February's been kinda quiet, but it's #guitarmonday and The Screaming Females have a new album out! New music from the Screaming Females is always a reason to celebrate.
March is going to ramp up into a potentially hectic show schedule, so its been good to get some quiet time in February to review 2022. I've been thinking about my favorite photographs from the year, and it's a good curation practice to pick out my favorite ten, as difficult as that may be. So I'm giving it a whirl.
Rafiq Bhatia of Son Lux at Exit/In. This image isn't as dramatic, maybe, but I love the light and the quiet silhouette.
It's impossible to pick a favorite from my set of L7 photographs, so let's call it this one.
Lauren Eve Mayberry of the band CHVRCHES at Out Loud Festival in Nashville.
A little something from the most recent Ellie Monster Western photoshoot.
My new friends Volk. They're the raddest.
I wasn't expecting it, but my 'Persistence of Skulls' series that I started in December 2022 is still bringing a lot of joy to my life (and hopefully, other lives!)
My friend Greg, aka Quiet Entertainer, had a really excellent birthday/anniversary show at the 5 Spot, and it was completely elevated.
I can't leave out Betty Who, because it was such a joy to see her perform at Out Loud festival.
It's really a daunting task to pick out just TEN photographs out of the thousands I made last year. But I guess these sum up what made me happy in 2022 - live music, great light, creative fashion, friends, and skulls. These may not be my ten BEST photos (that's a different task), but they're my favorites for various reasons. A different curator with a different focus would pick out ten completely different photographs.
As ever, I want to hear what YOU like. What do you think of these photos?
Listen to great music and be excellent to each other until I talk to you again.