Kevin Devine @ Mahall’s

I’ve been a fan of Kevin Devine for 12 years. Saying that makes me feel old… I drank my first alcoholic drinks with my friends while listening to his record Make The Clocks Move after graduating high school and moving to Cleveland Heights. My friends and I would lay on the floor drinking Southern Comfort and singing along while feeling just a little bit blue. His songs will always hold special value to me and it was great to be able to see him again with The Dig and my pals in Runaway Brother. Here are some photos from the show.

Piebald @ The Grog Shop

I used to go to shows and mosh until I could barely move, but now that I’m older, I mosh with my finger on the shutter when I get super stoked. Typically I try to limit the amount of photos I take at a show, but occasionally I go nuts. Seeing as Piebald released one of my favorite records ever and has been one of my favorite bands, I wasn’t able to contain myself. Seeing my friends in Curtail and Signals Midwest as support made the show that much better. I took a ton of photos. Here is a small selection of images from the night.

CityCop Record Release Show

I give credit to CityCop for helping me out of an unproductive, months long creative-rut. We got together in March for some band portraits and I felt like I was back to doing what I was supposed to be doing. Aside from that, the band is filled with great humans, and they just released an incredible new record ”The Same Stories That Never Get Old” through Small Mammal Records. Here are some photos from the show which also featured Wallcreeper, Dark Spring, and Dead Leaves. 

Seeress Record Release Show

Seeress released an incredible new record, Great Void, and threw a party at Mahall’s with some of their best friends and Cleveland powerhouse bands to celebrate. Jenna Fournier opened the night with her delicate, dreamy solo pop songs followed by chaotic sets from Significant Loss and Above This Fire. Seeress closed the night with their cinematic brand of heavy post-rock. You can hear the record on their Bandcamp page.

Pet Photo Special!

I was five years old when I got my first dog, Max. I loved him so much, and he was taken from this planet far too early. I wish I had a proper photo of him to remember him by. In the years after, I was owned by a few pups that I loved dearly. When I moved out of my parent’s house as an adult I adopted my first cat, Bowie. The love I have for that little black fur ball is greater than I could ever explain. 

I recently realized that I am lucky, as someone who has been a photographer for nearly ten years, that I have taken many great portraits of my best friend. I started thinking about all of my other furry friends and their owners. We all are capable of taking nice photos with our phones, but some beautiful, professionally shot portraits of our pets is something that I believe we all should take advantage of! I’ve been wanting to dive into the pet photography world for over a year now, and if you’re close to me you’ve heard me talk about it. That time has finally come; I want to take photos of your furry friends so that you can always have something great to remember your little buddy by for years to come! 

I’ll be running a pet portrait special, or a “sPETcial”, LOL, for a limited time over the next two weeks! I would love to book a shoot, hang out with and pet your little buddy for an hour or two, take photos, and deliver really great images that you can hang on your wall and share with your friends. To get started, I’m offering a super discounted rate of $75 for the session. You get roughly 30 images and around 10 or so portraits with the leash removed so it looks like your pup is a very good boy or girl even without restraint! You’ll get an image gallery of your pet to share with friends and family and the ability to quickly and easily buy prints to hang. 

Email me at or through the contact page on the site here. I would prefer we take dog portraits around the downtown Cleveland area for this special. I can travel for your cats, but prefer to stay close to Cleveland proper. Booking in the evenings all week long! Not in Cleveland? I’ll travel for an additional fee.

Tell your friends!

Pinegrove @ Mahall’s

I first saw Pinegrove when they played an impromptu show in the basement of Mahall’s. Not many people were there, but they put on an amazing show for the few that were! Since then, the band has exploded in an amazing way. It’s crazy what a year can do. Here are photos of the sold out show in the Mahall’s big room last night. The first two photos are of the opener Russel The Leaf. I missed Julia Julian. Anyways, the show was great. I really have to commend the audience for being so respectful and quiet and intent on listening and enjoying themselves. The vibe was really quite perfect. There’s something about this band that hits in a way few bands are able to, and its clear that I’m not the only one to feel this way. Thanks to BravoArtist for bringing them back again.

Portraits with Irissa

Wow, so in the past week I got myself a studio space with a friend and some other creatives. I’m excited about that and will post about it in a future entry. However, I had to get some shots in the new space and Irissa stopped by and was a wonderful model. Here are some of the photos we took. I’m excited to put this space to use a lot more in the very near future!

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Explosions In The Sky @ House of Blues

When I bought tickets to see one of my favorite bands, Explosions In The Sky, in January, I didn’t expect to shoot, much less get approved to shoot the show less than two hours before show time. Fortunately for me, luck was on my side and I was granted permission to photograph the show. Much like the band, I don’t have much more to say. The concert was amazing and I am happy with what I captured. It was great to see Narrow/Arrow opening the show after watching the band make waves around the region for some time now. 

Thursday and Friends @ House of Blues

I give a lot of credit to Thursday for getting me into the things that have shaped my life. I was fifteen years old when I first met and interviewed Geoff & Thursday at a small gig in Kent, Ohio just after the release of Full Collapse. I talked to Geoff and he told me about things that would shape my life for years to come. Music, movies, and lifestyles. That was one of the first few shows I ever took photographs at. Armed with a disposable camera and absolutely zero idea of what I wanted out of the photos, I had a blast. When Thursday came back to Cleveland last night for the first time in years, I was excited to be granted the permission to document the show. Opened up by Cities Aviv, Touche Amore, and Basement; the show was great. I love Touche and Basement so it was incredible to see them open for the band that opened up so many doors for me. Check out some of the photos below. 

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