For the last decade, I have been photographing musicians who live in or pass through southeast Wyoming. My interest is that of capturing the moment between the action of performing when musicians express a kind of self-reflection, an inward moment as if to connect with one’s self. I am intrigued by the challenge of working in available light, hand-holding my camera, and negotiating the crowds up front to capture a composition that becomes an aesthetic, poetic experience in black and light. While I am not a musician, I have had a life-long interest in live music, an interest that has emerged through this work as Laramie, where I live, has seen a significant expansion of its music community over the last 10 years.
Sony s7R, 12 x 18 inches