Chris Isaak Chris Isaak Neon Trees Tyler Glenn
Neon Trees
Slash Slash Billy Idol Billy Idol with
Billy Morrison
Shirley Manson
Garbage
Jaime Preciado
Pierce The Veil
David J
Bauhaus
The Gypsy Kings Creighton Emrick
Orgy
Billy Duffy
The Cult
Ashley Reeves
Filter
Micah Brown
Iration
Zakk Wylde Donita Sparks, Suzi Gardner,
L7
Isaac Slade
The Fray
Rev. Horton Heat Chris Isaak Jacob Hemphill
Soja
Ed Kowalczyk
Live
Eric Johnson Billy Idol Jacob Hemphill
Soja
Peter Murphy
Bauhaus
Isaac Slade
The Fray
Eric Johnson Slash Richard Patrick
Filter
The Gypsy Kings Wes Scantlin
Puddle of Mudd
Ani DiFranco
© Richard Herron 2020

Live Music Photography

I've loved live music all of my life. Going to concerts and seeing a performance unfold is an intense, almost mystical experience.

Around 2014 I decided to try my hand at shooting live music. I started by emailing a few local bands that I liked and went and shot as much as I could. I shot lots of great local talent including The Hounds of Jezebel, Dimitris Rail, The Hunger, Ordinary Elephant, 333, Twelve Years Driven, Hello Planet and many more. I made a lot of great friends and made some good connections. Special shout out to Raf Rivera and AJ Santana for being such righteous humans and making me feel welcome in their world.

During this time I was able to shoot a few bands that were more widely known as well, including 10,000 Maniacs, Puddle of Mudd and The English Beat. Some of these I got access because a local band was opening, some I just emailed the artist or venue and asked if I could shoot. Never hurts to ask 😉

The Local Scene

Houston has a bustling and diverse music scene. I'm sure it's proximity to Austin doesn't hurt. There is a wide variety of very talented musicians from all genres to enjoy. One of the first bands I shot here was Ordinary Elephant. A wife and husband folk duo that has got an incredible sound. I met them through friends, and shot a few shows as well as my first "band portraits" with them. Please go check them out if you like folk.

LiveNation and Torched

In 2014 a close friend put me in contact with a connection at LiveNation here in Houston. I started shooting shows at House of Blues a few weeks later as the "House photographer". It was exciting and challenging shooting "bigger acts". Unlike the local shows, larger acts/venues only allow photographers to shoot the first 3 songs. Basically you have 9-15 minutes to capture as much as you can. Not to mention that you're often positioned much further away than the smaller venues.

I also worked with Torched Magazine to do a few shoots and write-ups. Judy Lyon Torched Magazine's founder and all around awesome human, got me assignments shooting Bauhaus, X and The Violent Femmes, among others.

Chris Isaak Chris Isaak David J
Bauhaus
Micah Brown
Iration
Jaime Preciado
Pierce The Veil
The Gypsy Kings Creighton Emrick
Orgy
Billy Duffy
The Cult
Billy Idol Donita Sparks, Suzi Gardner,
L7
Isaac Slade
The Fray
Rev. Horton Heat Slash Slash Isaac Slade
The Fray
Ed Kowalczyk
Live
Neon Trees Tyler Glenn
Neon Trees
Jacob Hemphill
Soja
Wes Scantlin
Puddle of Mudd
Eric Johnson Zakk Wylde Billy Idol Billy Idol with
Billy Morrison
Jacob Hemphill
Soja
Chris Isaak Ashley Reeves
Filter
Peter Murphy
Bauhaus
Shirley Manson
Garbage
Eric Johnson Slash Richard Patrick
Filter
The Gypsy Kings Ani DiFranco
© Richard Herron 2020