I was recently approached, through a mutual friend, by a local band, Bette Noir (pronounced Betty Noir) to shoot some promo photos for them. As an avid music lover and concert goer, I jumped at the chance. While we haven't gotten around to actually shooting the promos, I have been able to photograph them playing live a few times. The first time was a practice and the second was a live show.
Here's a few shots from the practice, held at their rented storage unit in Alexandria, VA (apparently, practicing in a storage unit is relatively common thing, but I had never heard of it and I thought--and still think--it's totally cool):
The rest of the shots are from their show at the Austin Grill in Rockville, Maryland:
Andy's 'rock face':
This last one is my favorite:
I really enjoyed shooting these and hope to do more band & musician work in the future. If it's something I start doing a lot more of, I'll probably set up another site dedicated to it, but for now, I'm going to just post it here.