Creativity is the core of my being; it drives me to perfection, dictates my hobbies, pushed me into my previous job choices and won’t leave me alone at night long enough to fall asleep at a decent hour!
I have wanted to be a photographer (among other things) nearly my entire life – but after struggling with a brownie camera in jr high school and not being able to reproduce on film, what was in my head, I gave it up for a long time.
I picked it up again years later, when a friend loaned me his Pentax film camera and I discovered that I saw things differently than most people; a junkyard is a treasure trove of unique bits of ‘stuff’ that become abstract art, high rises become repeating lines and patterns who’s geometry becomes aesthetically eye pleasing.
What attracts me is contrasts – in color, in subject matter, in light and shadow – and so it was only natural that my photography would expand to black and white, and then to what has become the most challenging – concert photography. Between the dim lights, fast action, and sheer adrenaline rush, is the desire to capture not just a good technical photo, but a great ‘in the moment’ shot of an artist that highlights their passion for their music, while still making them look good.
I currently run my own music site, nightMair Creative, freelance for three online rock magazines as a photojournalist, and am official photographer for the Comfort Doll Project charity.
I currently show my photography at 3 different local coffee shops in town throughout the year, and curate a ‘gallery’ which highlight’s photography by local artists (I firmly believe that photography IS art).
I also own nightMair Creative Studios and offer Industrial/Commercial contract work, as well as band photography (live, video, stills, album artwork, etc).