Captured! LIVE!!! What will you do?

I’ve always struggled with photographing bands live. I tend to get seduced by the lights. And, for me, there’s always the challenge of how to make the image interesting. Not redundant. And different from the millions of images that have already been done. I don’t know if I’ve succeeded in any of the three challenges I’ve mentioned above but here are some of my favorite shots I’ve pulled from my files.

Photo by Keena Gonzalez Alphabet City New York

They Walk In Line at Alphabet Lounge in NYC

photo by Keena Gonzalez Alphabet City New York

montage of They Walk In Line

Lucero at The Casbah photo by Keena Gonzalez

Lucero at The Casbah in San Diego

Ben Nichols of Lucero at The Casbah photo by Keena Gonzalez

Lucero at The Casbah in San Diego

Lucero at the Casbah photo by Keena Gonzalez

Lucero at The Casbah in San Diego

Ben Nichols of Lucero at The Casbah photo by Keena Gonzalez

Ben Nichols with Lucero at The Casbah in San Diego

Rita D'Albert performing with Human Drama photo by Keena Gonzalez

Rita D'Albert performing with Human Drama

Johnny Indovina with Human Drama at the Troubadour photo by Keena Gonzalez

Johnny Indovina with Human Drama at The Troubadour in LA

Johnny Indovina with Human Drama at the Troubadour photo by Keena Gonzalez

Johnny Indovina of Human Drama

Johnny Indovina with Human Drama at the Troubadour photo by Keena Gonzalez

Johnny Indovina of Human Drama

Tammy Faye Starlite at Maxwell's photo by Keena Gonzalez

Tammy Faye Starlite with the Mike Hunt Band at Maxwell's in NJ

Tammy Faye Starlite at The Knitting Factory photo by Keena Gonzalez

Tammy Faye Starlite at The Knitting Factory in NYC

Rick Wilder with The Mau Mau's at subculture photo by Keena Gonzalez

Rick Wilder with The Mau Mau's at Subculture in LA

Bugs In The Dark at Cake Shop photo by Keena Gonzalez

Karen Rockower with Bugs In The Dark at Cake Shop NYC

Bugs In The Dark at Cake Shop photo by Keena Gonzalez

Zach Glass with Bugs In The Dark at Cake Shop NYC

Bugs In The Dark at Cake Shop photo by Keena Gonzalez

Julia with Bugs In The Dark at Cake Shop in NYC

Bugs In The Dark at Cake Shop photo by Keena Gonzalez

Bugs In The Dark at Cake Shop NYC

Brendan O'Shea at the Irish Repertory Theater Photo by Keena Gonzalez

Brendan O'Shea at the Irish Repertory Theater in NYC

Ed Harcourt at Irving Plaza photo by Keena Gonzalez

Ed Harcourt's audience at Irving Plaza NYC

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About photographybykeena

A rock n' roll photographer I curator I social media correspondent
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4 Responses to Captured! LIVE!!! What will you do?

  1. Melissa Kakuk says:

    Keen, these look awesome. I would say yes, you’ve accomplished your goal. Seriously great pics.

  2. jaiDann says:

    Hey. Really like all your shots but there’s a part of me that really wants to get in there and intimately feel their vulnerability. I don’t feel close enough to them. Good job Keena. 🙂

  3. jaiDann says:

    Ooh, except the Ben Nichols pic. That’s my favorite. 😉

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