Gavin DeGraw at The Paramount

What  a great performance by Gavin DeGraw when he played  The Paramount in December 2013.  For this show there was no pit so I had to photograph from the floor with all his fans.  The biggest challenge was not the lighting,  it was trying to get the best vantage point with out getting in the way of the audience and blocking their view.  If I did happen to get in the way  please accept my apology.

 

Gavin DeGraw at The Paramount Huntington NY December 15th 2013

One thing is for sure, Gavin DeGraw played to his audience. You can see in the following photographs the connection he makes for a more personal concert experience.

Gavin DeGraw at The Paramount Huntington NY December 15th 2013

Gavin DeGraw at The Paramount Huntington NY December 15th 2013

If you gat a chance to see him preform, take it!  You will not be disappointed.

Gavin DeGraw at The Paramount Huntington NY December 15th 2013

Later,

Taso Hountas

In Memory of Dave Brockie of GWAR

Dave Brockie Of Gwar by Taso Hountas

It was sad news when I heard Dave Brockie of GWAR passed.  I was lucky to have had the opportunity to photograph him and GWAR back in December of 2009 at Irving Plaza NYC.

I hope I am able to convey the excitement I had when I was at Irving Plaza waiting for Gwar to come on.  The anticipation was killing me and when Gwar’s stage crew came over to us in the pit with plastic bags and gaffers tape so we can cover our gear, I knew it would be something to remember.  

Gabi, a friend and fellow photographer said ” photographing GWAR is like a right of passage for music photographers”  and I agree. 

We had our typical three songs to capture images but the fans did not allow that.  With in ten second of the second song the fans surged, the pit barricade was failing and Security took over, with their backs against the stage and feet on the barricade they tried to keep the the fans from storming the stage.  It is a show I will never forget.

Later,

TasoHountas