Photo by Jonsar Studios
I didn't actually set out to have three concurrent careers, but somehow I find myself actively working as a photographer, drummer and producer.
I took up photography seriously at the age of 15 when my father gave me his old Minolta SRT-101 camera. I enrolled in a high school photography course and pretty much fell off the cliff. Photography has been my constant companion ever since.
These days, all three of those careers are very active. Producing events is my big-boy job, but I squeeze in fifty gigs a year on drums in my spare time and I continue to ramp up my third life as a working photographer. This sets me up for some productive overlap, like shooting the events my company produces, shooting at gigs that I'm playing in dodgy nightclubs, and that sort of thing.
You can read more about this career troika of mine in Conversations with Artists, Vineyard Style Magazine, and The New York Times. My photos have been featured at Playhouse Art Space and The Simon Gallery, both on Martha's Vineyard. I was the official shooter for the Martha's Vineyard Concert Series in 2018 and I had a cover photo for Martha's Vineyard Magazine. And as the official in-house photographer at Ray Bloch Productions, I get photographer access to many celebrities (I would never name-drop, but their initials are Jamie Foxx, Rihanna, Alicia Keys, Enrique Iglesias, Usher, Jimmy Buffett, Anna Wintour, Trevor Noah, and others).
It'd be nice to hear from you and I welcome all questions, comments or complaints. Hit the Contact button up there on the right if you'd like to get in touch.
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