Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Rock and Roll!

For those of you who didn't know me in my high school and college years, you may not realize I am a big music fan. At one point I really thought I wanted to shoot photos for some rock and roll magazine. So throughout my career at various newspapers and at the South Dakota Department of Tourism, I've jumped at any chance to shoot musicians doing their thing.

In the 1980s and early 90s, I was covering every heavy metal "hair band" that came anywhere near me. This included Christian head-bangers Stryper. Now two of my photos of the yellow-and-black-clad rockers appear in a hard-cover book called "Stryper - By His Strypes."

It's kind of fun for me to think that back then I drooled over rock photographer Neil Zlozower and "Metal Edge" Magazine's Geri Miller's jobs. Now my photos are published alongside their images.

If you'd like to see more of my music photography, check out my concert photo blog.

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