My favorite shows to shoot are small, local shows, and my very favorite shows to shoot are small local shows that go off the hook. I know the San Francisco Bay Area has a remarkable talent pool (something I really had no idea existed until I started doing concert photography…and this was not from lack of trying), but there is really nothing like a packed house of sweaty, happy people who are BEYOND EXCITED to see their favorite bands–and, in many cases, their friends–perform in an intimate venue. It may not be a lucrative career choice, but I am never happier than when I am shooting a show like this. Especially when my husband any of my friends accompany me, because you know what they say about drinking alone!
The two bands that rocked The Independent last Friday, May 7th, both hail from Oakland, OONA and Wallpaper. Both were fantastic. I feel like I can’t say enough, but the truth is that I already did, and if you’d like to know more, you can mosey on over to Examiner.com and read my review of the show there. Oh, and enjoy these gorgeous images!