Monday, February 26, 2007

Will Hoge and his rock band from Nashville made a stop at Club Cafe in Pittsburgh this past Saturday on their way home from NYC. Unfortunately, because of the stage set-up and limited mobility, the shots of the remaining band members were less than great. However, knowing that Will was animated enough to visually carry the show, I wasn't worried at all.

If you've never seen these guys live, you should check them out.

I decided to take a chance by shooting the whole show with a 50mm prime lens, hoping to come up with a slightly different perspective than usual. When you have no other options, the one thing you do have forces you to be insightful. Why? Because there is no easy shot. In my experience, this technique often works out for the better.

I want one, no wait, need one.

So . . . Will moves faster than my autofocus.

Harmonica, guitar, great gritty voice. Rockin.

Saturday, February 17, 2007

I could make a joke about a bat, but I'm not going to.

Penn State's Casey Sandy is the top-ranked pommel horse competitor in the nation. Oh, and his nickname is "Superman" . . . go figure.

Friday, February 02, 2007

Sometimes, the best pictures don't have faces. (Greg Joseph, bassist for the Clarks)

Amazing how a few guys in Converse sneakers and jeans can captivate an audience.

Dave is certainly enjoying his coffee.

Since there wasn't a lot of room to move around, I figured it was a nice chance to snap some close-ups. Fortunately for the photographer, Rob's hand has more energy than most people have in their bodies.

Dave Minarik on the drums for the Clarks.

Rob James of the Clarks at last Thursday's show at Penn State.