I started looking back on this year, particularly regarding shooting shows, and realized it’s been a landmark year! What had been a passion of intense interest, blossomed.
It was the push I needed to get to shows on a more regular basis, and shoot for more than just a whim…assignments with a photopass.
For me, I needed something specifically to do, or it just is something I would do on rare occasion, when the rare opportunities presented for bands or friends I knew. Similar to last year how I started photographing for the Phinney Neighborhood Association – it gives me purpose and push to be out there.
Anywho, as I said, it’s been a banner year. I’ve gotten to hear and see some great live acts, capture some gorgeous moments, and really refine my skills at a pace I had yet to experience.
And let’s face it, it’s kind of cool to go up and say: “Hi, I’m on the list for a photo pass…”
Here’s some of my favorite 2009 images…
For more, check the 2009 list –
Sword of Judgement
Deck the Hall Ball feat: Muse, 30 Seconds to Mars, Metric, Phoenix, Visqueen
Brothers of the Sonic Cloth
Semi Precious Weapons (2)
Monsters of Folk
Semi Precious Weapons (1)
Rodrigo y Gabriela
Rocco Deluca (2)
Bat for Lashes
The Flaming Lips
Crue Fest 2 feat: Motley Crue, Godsmack, Drowning Pool, Charm City Devils, Theory of a Deadman, 16 Second Stare
Natalie Portman’s Shaved Head
No Depression Festival 2009 feat: Gillian Welch, Iron & Wine (Sam Bean), Patterson Hood & the Screwtopians, Jesse Sykes & the Sweet Hereafter, Justin Townes Earle, Jessica Lea Mayfield, No Depression – Seattle All Star Revue (feat: Star Anna, Sera Cahoone, Ian Moore, Zoe Muth, Mark Pickerel, Kristen Ward & Members of the Maldives and North Twin backed by Jeff Fielder, Ty Bailie, Eric Eagle & Rebecca Young), and ZEE AVI
Noise for the Needy Festival, feat: Art Brut, Constantines, Crystal Antlers, I Was a King, Hey Marseilles, Black Night Crash, Miike Snow
Cold War Kids
Rocco Deluca (1)
Black Joe Lewis & the Honeybears
see http://photosbyelisa.com/the-list for the complete list, ongoing.
Flickr collection for 2009 concert images – http://www.flickr.com/photos/emswazzu/collections/72157613222608661/
Here’s to an exciting 2010, and whatever adventures and images may come.
Always, eternally, chasing my bliss…