Over the weekend I photographed the Amadeus Asheville festival put on by Daniel Meyer and the Asheville Symphony. Amadeus is one of my favorite movies so it was neat photographing the symphony performing Mozart (and even Salieri too). There were spectacular performances during the festival such as Grammy award winner Emanuel Ax, Orion Weiss, and Franklin Keel, Jason Posnock & Kara Poorbaugh of the Asheville Symphony. Enjoy these photos from the Diana Wortham Theatre and Thomas Wolfe Auditorium.
Recently I took some portraits of gifted musicians Nikki Talley and Jason Sharp. They are a husband & wife duo based in Asheville, NC and you should check out their music! They have been on tour lately and also have a Kickstarter campaign going to record a new studio album.
For this session I focused on natural light portraiture among trees, streams, and rustic wooden buildings. They brought along some of their instruments and I even got a mini personal concert at some of the locations. I play guitar as a hobby (originally I swore I was going to be a musician for a living) so I love taking portraits of musicians. Jason is also a talented photographer so we all geeked out a little on music and photo gear.
Here are some more photos from the After Hours Cabaret at Diana Wortham Theatre. Along with great performances from Al Petteway & Amy White, Swayback Sisters, Tongue and Groove, and Boom Chix, there was a silent auction that benefited Artspace Charter School.
The Boom Chix are a rhythmic, drum bangin’ dance troupe from Asheville, NC. They performed at the Diana Wortham Theatre on February 18 for Artspace’s After Hours Cabaret benefit. There were many other wonderful acts on this night (including Al Pettaway & Amy White) but I thought I’d share some photos of the Boom Chix to kick it off.
A look at a few street musicians and performers in downtown Asheville last night.
You can’t go wrong with downtown Asheville on a Saturday night. Tonight I took some photos of Shindig on the Green in Pack Square Park. It was packed with people for this folk festival, which is celebrating it’s 44th season. Live bluegrass music, dancing, food and fun: everything you need for a great festival! This was the second shindig of 2010, with six more to go.