When I tell y’all that I have some extremely talented friends, I really mean it. This past Thursday at the Holocene in Southeast Portland, my friends Charlie Brown, Cory Limuaco and Samuel Eisen-Meyers headlined a show. Their band is called Greater Kind for anyone curious or wanting to check them out when you visit Portland (highly recommend).
I met Charlie and Cory at Thy Kingdom Come International Church my very first Sunday in Portland. At one point, we were playing together every week at church and it was such a blast being around a group of musicians who played at such a high caliber. I met Samuel at another music event and ended up photographing one of his shows at Mississippi Studios back in June! Samuel is one of the best guitarists I’ve ever met and I have sense gone to a few other shows where he’s played at to support him!
Anyway, I saw that the fellas were playing at the Holocene and I was going to go anyway to support them. So, I told Cory that I’ll be there, camera strapped. The venue was one that I had never been to before. The sound was superb, the vibes were even better. I even saw Charlie sing for the first time! That was an experience all in itself. We’re going to have to give Charlie a mic at church from now on!
I’m extremely pleased with how well these photos turned out. The way the photos looked had me shook! The back lighting was literally what that made this shoot so nice. There was little to almost no lighting coming from the front of the stage so it added to this super moody look.
Also, I'm available to answer any questions you all have about how I do this, what my settings are, how I edit, and even making connections to get you into venues like this. I feel like I'm starting to really get a grasp on my networking and would love to spread that knowledge to anybody looking to do what I do!
Lastly, please do me a favor and follow these guys on Instagram (the images below are clickable)! Keep up with the latest gigs, see their posts, find out what they’re doing! These guys go on tour in Europe, they play all around the country, the play locally, they play everywhere! Support musicians any chance you get! It means a lot to them and it means a lot me when you share my posts and engage with me!