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My Best of 2009

Ok, so this about a week late… sorry, I had a TON of pictures to go through!  But, some good came of all the time spent going through images… I didn’t realize what a crazy year 2009 had been. One could even say it was jam-packed.  I apologize in advance for the length of this post…it’s hard to narrow down a year with so many spectacular events!

In fact, some numbers for this year:

-78 shows (+ uncounted rehearsals, recordings, etc)
-194 sets
-39 venues
-13 cities
-6 states

In no particular order, here are some of my favorite things of 2009:

I’ve shot some incredible bands:

Dragonforce @ House of Blues

SR-71 @ Bourbon Street
(SR-71 – my favorite!)

Semi-Precious Weapons @ Bottom Lounge
(Semi-Precious Weapons)

Butch Walker @ The House of Blues
(Butch Walker)

I’ve done a bunch of backstage work (which I absolutely love doing, and want to continue in 2010):

Snowsera @ Subterranean

The Frantic backstage @ House of Blues

The Frantic backstage @ House of Blues

Kyle & Stubhy

I shot Mayhem Fest for the second year, and it remains one of my favorite festivals to shoot:

Marilyn Manson @ Mayhem Fest
(Marilyn Manson)

Bullet For My Valentine @ Mayhem Fest
(Bullet For My Valentine)

Slayer @ Mayhem Fest

Killswitch Engage @ Mayhem Fest
(Killswitch Engage)

I shot all five nights of our alternative stations’ major year-end concert, Twisted:

The Used @ House of Blues (Twisted)
(The Used)

The Bravery @ House of Blues (Twisted)
(The Bravery)

As Tall As Lions @ House of Blues (Twisted)
(As Tall As Lions)

Sick Puppies @ House of Blues (Twisted)
(Sick Puppies)

Rev Theory @ House of Blues (Twisted)
(Rev Theory)

Shinedown @ House of Blues (Twisted)

I went to SXSW for the first time (although I still haven’t edited most of the photos… whoops):

2009 SXSW: Day 1

2009 SXSW: Hotel Rehearsal

2009 SXSW: Day 1

I saw Metallica for the first time. Also a first, I photographed a show with a point & shoot (oh LX3, how I love you):

Metallica @ Allstate Arena

Metallica @ Allstate Arena

After many years of being frustrated, I think I might have finally learned the timing for capturing the jump shot:

Rise Against @ Summerfest

The Frantic @ Summerfesty

The Frantic @ The Metro

I shot a stage adaptation of one of my favorite records EVER, Ludo’s Broken Bride:

Broken Bride @ Dominican University

I got a fisheye to inject a little fun into some shots:

Dr. Manhattan @  Beat Kitchen

Munroe @ The House of Blues

I did some behind-the-scenes stuff on a major label video shoot:

Company of Thieves "Pressure" Shoot

Company of Thieves "Pressure" Shoot

And somehow, I managed to squeeze a few band promos in there:

Quietdrive Promos (2009)

Joey Marcantonio

I Love 120 Film

Thanks to all the bands, publicists, and friends who have been wonderful thoughout this year!

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