This has been a fantastic year for music and for Rubato Photo. Early in this year I teamed up with Cincymusic.com to help them out with photos and in turn they handled all of the credentials requests. Aside from Cincymusic taking the hassle of requesting access, they also recruited more photographers throughout the year to be sure that they can cover as much of the vibrant Cincinnati music scene as possible. I’m proud to call the other photographers my colleagues and more importantly, my friends.
As a musician, music fan and a photographer there are certain bands/acts that are on my concert photography bucket list. I knocked a few of those off this year, including BB King, Rush, John Prine, Mavis Staples, and Muse, to name a few.
In 2013 I also began writing for Sly Vinyl, a limited edition vinyl collecting website. If you’re a vinyl junkie like me, be sure to check it out. As the end of the year approached I was given the opportunity to write about my top 10 albums of the year. You can read the post here and listen to the Spotify playlist below.
My goal in this post is to celebrate the 2013 year and to hopefully give you a peek behind the curtain of what it’s like to be a concert photographer. I hope you’ll enjoy my anecdotes and photos as much as I enjoyed experiencing them!
Take a look below at some stats on my year and some of my favorite shots and why they made the list.
A Few Stats for 2013
- 44 events (multi-day fests counted as one event). That’s about one every 8 days.
- 54 days this year with a music photography event (counting multi-day festivals). That’s just over 1 show a week.
- 5 Music Festivals photographed.
- 29 venues photographed.
- Most photographed venue was Southgate House Revival (10 shows).
- 211 bands photographed.
- Most Photographed Band was Walk The Moon (4 shows)
- 21,000+ photos taken and culled down to the best stuff.
- 3369 photos posted on this website.