I think it is necessary to say that all of these photographs were taken without the use of flash. I don’t like to use flash when capturing musicians, instead I like to rely of the light that is already there. I don’t want to get the musicians attention while they are playing and letting them know I am there...I don’t want posed shots. This being said, it can be difficult in low lighting to get shots to turn out good, so I rely on meditation breathing to keep my self still to try and get the shots I want. I also use a beanbag that I can lay down somewhere and it holds the camera steady. Tripods just get in the way. ...I find them a nuisance for a concert. I also don’t have many shots from famous bands because usually when I see them I am too far away to get any artistic shots. Local musicians are more fun to shoot because they do it for the love, not for the money, and they play in a more intimate setting. This adds to the character of the images I make.
pat lewandowski and bobby may 2011 the village idiot 123
underground art magazine