ON THE 1ST DAY OF CHRISTMAS, MY CAMERA GAVE TO ME…

So I’m going to go about the whole “favorite photos of the year” thing a little differently this year. Since there are twelve months in a year, I’m going to be posting my favorite(s) from each month over the twelve days of Christmas. For those of you who don’t celebrate Christmas, but enjoy checking out my photos – just think of it as a rare occasion where I will be publishing a blog post every day for twelve days.

Some posts will feature multiple photos, as there were months when I shot upwards of twenty bands. Other posts may contain photos from any of the awesome weddings that I was fortunate enough to be a part of. They might not all be the best of the best, but they are definitely my favorites for one reason or another.

ONT THE 1ST DAY OF CHRISTMAS, MY CAMERA GAVE TO ME

On January 24th I photographed four bands at Altar Bar in the Strip District. I got some great shots despite the atrocious lighting that evening. The one shot that stands out the most from that evening was one of the most difficult to capture. Drummers don’t often have the best light on them at Altar. And even if there is a brief flash of light that reaches them, they are usually tucked so far back on the stage that it is next to impossible to grab a good angle.

I am so glad to have caught this shot of Keith Kweder of the band Skell, as it would be the last photo I would ever take of him. Nine days after the show, Keith passed away from natural causes at the far-too-young age of 32. Not only was Keith an amazing musician, with some of the fastest double-kick I have ever heard – he was a great friend to many in and outside of the local music scene. So for this post, Keith’s photo stands alone. Every time there’s a rumble of thunder in the air, there’s a good chance that’s Keith up there pounding on the drums.

 

KEITH KWEDER

 

Thanks for looking. And check back tomorrow for the 2nd day of Christmas, and my favorite February capture(s).

 

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