Music Photos: MIKA

When I got emailed to photograph Mika I had no Idea what to expect… I had just enough time to grab my gear and head to the venue.

By the time I arrived at the venue Le Passion Rouge about an hour or so before the show, the line was already around the Conner. Not knowing what to expect seeing a crowd as large as this so early was a good indication that the performance would be pretty good.

It was.

Here are a few concert photographs from the night.




Taso Hountas

Concert Photographer

Music Photos: IDA MARIA

When I found out that I was able to Photograph Ida Maria at Hiro Ball Room , I jumped at the chance.

It is not the music that made me jump at the chance to photograph her in Concert but her stage presence…Ida Maria is high energy and an emotional performer.

Here are a few Live Photographs from the night






Taso Hountas

Concert Photographer

Promotional Photos: NYOC Paintball Team

Needed a very edgy look for these guys…  With the reputation that NYOC has as one of the Premiere paintball teams in the New York area. I couldn’t just take photos of them, I needed to create a look that fit who they are.

After some discussion  with the Team Captain Joe D  and a few ideas being thrown around we went with a dark, menacing look.

I made a decision to use only one light; normally I would have added a second strobe to separate the subject from the background but decided against this because of the look we wanted.





Photo Shoot with BulletProof Messenger

Band Photo of Bullettproof Messenger

Back in November I spent some time with this great new band called BulletProof Messenger and I can not speak highly enough of them.  They have just put out a new album called “Arm Yourself” and simply put… it rocks, I would not be surprised if you hear them on the jukebox in your local watering hole or on the radio, they are that good.

Marcus, Scott, Vol, Jess, Alex and Matt, it was great working with you all and looking forward to working with you again.



Welcome to my New Blog and Website…

Many of you have noticed my new website and thank you for your comments.  The site is still a work in progress so to speak, and I am currently going though all my archives and choosing photographs to add.

There will be more concert photographs, now… that is one of the most challenging types of Photography you can ever do.  Nothing is in your control and you never know what to expect, the light is constantly changing and there is so much going on.  Getting that one photograph… that’s different and emotional under those circumstances is a Photo Editors dream.

The other type of photography that I enjoy is Food Photography, again very challenging.  With Food you do have control; you control the lights, the composition and with a good Food Stylist the way the food looks. The challenging part is putting all of those elements together and executing.  How many of you looked at a magazine or a cook book and seen a photo that made your mouth water? That changed your mind about lunch or dinner…   It has happened to me and that is something I always try to achieve.  Sometimes I do and other times I don’t and that is the challenge of Food Photography.

For now… that’s it

Taso Hountas