last week–with my parents and hus-band in tow–i attended the local theatre to hear former midlander, josh tatum, perform with his band on their latest project called greyface.
anticipating only to photograph a few crowd attendee shots for the hometown happenings section of the midland living magazine, i was surprised with the opportunity of josh asking me to shoot some backstage.
**totally random side-note, josh played at a 6th grade graduation party i attended. yeah. you could say we kinda-sorta-maybe-only-a-little–that would be an extreme overstatement–know each other.**
what kind of music does he play, you might ask? well, here’s a little excerpt from an article i stumbled upon that explains it perfectly.
“With a sound Josh describes as being more based on feeling rather than a genre, he has created an album entitled, Everything which summarizes not only his sound but his journey in life and the industry to date. “I always like to write songs that feel like what they’re about and I use genres to do that. I want it to sound like what it’s about. I don’t want to put myself in a box.”
and now, his latest album, “always”, was just released march 4th on iTunes. download your copy!
i had so much fun chatting with the stage manager, seeing familiar faces in the crowd and sneaking in and around the backstage curtains like a ninja, all while trying to figure out how to photograph a completely different subject than i’m used to shooting.
anyway, let’s just say i’m hooked on photographing bands now, so if you need some images from a show, hit me up with an email–or call me. maybe?
ok, that was too much.
to view more images from the evening, click here.