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Taking Over The Photo Pit

Taking Over The Photo Pit

By Boston Schulz
This is an interview series to feature badass concert photographers. When I started my career in music photography, there weren't a lot of resources out there for women, and I was at a loss for who to turn to, who would understand my concerns and questions. This series was started for two reasons: in hopes to help those starting their careers and get the advice and tips that they need, as well as creating a safe space for everyone to talk about experiences & prejudices faced in the music industry, advice, and how they got to where they are today. Join us! We're Taking Over The Photo Pit!!
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#23 Jenn Devereaux
Jenn Devereaux (Jenn D Photography) is a music photographer based in Mississippi and is someone I personally look up to in this industry. Incredibly talented, she has been published in print and online with outlets such as Rolling Stone, Billboard Magazine, Rock Sound Magazine. She is the house photographer at The Fillmore in New Orleans, and just last year was speaking at CES in Las Vegas as a Nikon panel member about concert photography.  https://www.jenndphotography.com/ https://www.instagram.com/jenndphotography/ https://www.facebook.com/JennDPhotography/ This is an interview series to feature badass concert photographers. When I started my career in music photography, there weren't a lot of resources out there for women, and I was at a loss for who to turn to, who would understand my concerns and questions. This series was started for two reasons: in hopes to help those starting their careers and get the advice and tips that they need, as well as creating a safe space for everyone to talk about experiences & prejudices faced in the music industry, share advice, and how they got to where they are today. Join us! We're Taking Over The Photo Pit!!
1:00:06
October 27, 2020
#22 Emily Grinberg
Emily Grinberg is a freelance photographer based in NYC, with experience photographing in London and Boston scenes as well. She specializes in live music, portrait, and atmosphere photography, with her crowd shots beautifully capturing the vibe of each concert. Also working full time with a record label, she has expertise in the music industry from an outside view of the photo pit. https://www.emilygrinberg.com/ https://www.instagram.com/emjordanphotos/ This is an interview series to feature badass concert photographers. When I started my career in music photography, there weren't a lot of resources out there for women, and I was at a loss for who to turn to, who would understand my concerns and questions. This series was started for two reasons: in hopes to help those starting their careers and get the advice and tips that they need, as well as creating a safe space for everyone to talk about experiences & prejudices faced in the music industry, share advice, and how they got to where they are today. Join us! We're Taking Over The Photo Pit!!
37:30
October 20, 2020
#21 Dalila Kriheli | RockStarPix
Based out of Queens, NYC, Dalila has been photographing rockers for years, capturing amazing moments of iconic musicians. With significant tour & studio experience through working with bands like Anvil and The Dead Daisies, her advice is crucial for those trying to make a career out of music photography.  rockstarpix.rocks https://www.instagram.com/dk_rockstarpix/  This is an interview series to feature badass concert photographers. When I started my career in music photography, there weren't a lot of resources out there for women, and I was at a loss for who to turn to, who would understand my concerns and questions. This series was started for two reasons: in hopes to help those starting their careers and get the advice and tips that they need, as well as creating a safe space for everyone to talk about experiences & prejudices faced in the music industry, share advice, and how they got to where they are today. Join us! We're Taking Over The Photo Pit!!
1:07:08
October 13, 2020
#20 Talia Farber
Talia Farber is a Los Angeles music photographer, working in the industry for numerous years. Now working at the world famous Whisky a Go Go supporting the venue for booking local talent. Her advice regarding working in an industry in an area she's grown up in, is priceless. https://www.instagram.com/TaliaFarberMedia/  This is an interview series to feature badass concert photographers. When I started my career in music photography, there weren't a lot of resources out there for women, and I was at a loss for who to turn to, who would understand my concerns and questions. This series was started for two reasons: in hopes to help those starting their careers and get the advice and tips that they need, as well as creating a safe space for everyone to talk about experiences & prejudices faced in the music industry, share advice, and how they got to where they are today. Join us! We're Taking Over The Photo Pit!!
39:53
October 6, 2020
#00 - Welcome to Taking Over The Photo Pit
This is an interview series to feature badass concert photographers. When I started my career in music photography, there weren't a lot of resources out there for women, and I was at a loss for who to turn to, who would understand my concerns and questions. This series was started for two reasons: in hopes to help those starting their careers and get the advice and tips that they need, as well as creating a safe space for everyone to talk about experiences & prejudices faced in the music industry, share advice, and how they got to where they are today. Join us! We're Taking Over The Photo Pit!!
03:19
October 6, 2020
#19 Charlotte | Chux On Tour Photography
Charlotte, known as Chux On Tour, is a Berlin based music photographer with an incredible talent for black & white images. Her kindness in helping other photographers land gigs, especially touring gigs, was intriguing to me. We talk about the platform she created to help photographers land those gigs, called Showgraphers, as well as the differences in the music industry across the world.  https://www.chuxontourphotography.com https://www.instagram.com/chuxontourphotography/ https://www.showgraphers.com https://www.instagram.com/showgraphers/ This is an interview series to feature badass concert photographers. When I started my career in music photography, there weren't a lot of resources out there for women, and I was at a loss for who to turn to, who would understand my concerns and questions. This series was started for two reasons: in hopes to help those starting their careers and get the advice and tips that they need, as well as creating a safe space for everyone to talk about experiences & prejudices faced in the music industry, share advice, and how they got to where they are today. Join us! We're Taking Over The Photo Pit!!
48:40
September 23, 2020
#18 Mari Loth | Sound Snap Photo
Kicking ass in music, wedding & boudoir photography, Mari is a photographer based out of Southern California. Her moody, dark style and insane portrait work caught my eye. She's full of knowledge on starting out, making connections, and working your ass off to get what you want from your career.  https://www.instagram.com/soundsnapphoto/ https://www.facebook.com/soundsnapphoto/ https://www.soundsnapphoto.com/ https://www.facebook.com/soundsnapboudoir/ This is an interview series to feature badass concert photographers. When I started my career in music photography, there weren't a lot of resources out there for women, and I was at a loss for who to turn to, who would understand my concerns and questions. This series was started for two reasons: in hopes to help those starting their careers and get the advice and tips that they need, as well as creating a safe space for everyone to talk about experiences & prejudices faced in the music industry, share advice, and how they got to where they are today. Join us! We're Taking Over The Photo Pit!!
1:11:34
September 16, 2020
#17 Carla Jay
Carla's YouTube videos about music photography were so happy and insightful, that I knew I needed her on the podcast right away! Having done a ton of work within the radio space, Carla Jay photographed and film some incredible concerts and beautiful behind the scenes, personal moments. Additionally, her design work is incredibly intricate and blew me away. As a woman with many mad talents in different fields, I wanted her to share her advice and best tips on working hard in this industry and doing what you can during this COVID season.  https://www.jaycommacarla.com/ https://www.instagram.com/carlajaycreates/ https://www.youtube.com/jaycommacarla This is an interview series to feature badass concert photographers. When I started my career in music photography, there weren't a lot of resources out there for women, and I was at a loss for who to turn to, who would understand my concerns and questions. This series was started for two reasons: in hopes to help those starting their careers and get the advice and tips that they need, as well as creating a safe space for everyone to talk about experiences & prejudices faced in the music industry, share advice, and how they got to where they are today. Join us! We're Taking Over The Photo Pit!!
50:26
September 8, 2020
#16 K Enagonio
K Enagonio is a skilled photographer and videographer, but her long list of accomplishments and talents seriously impress me every day. Not only does she maintain a full time career doing freelance photo/video work, but she's also an killer metal artist, runs two YouTube channels, two popular TikTok accounts and two podcasts... We talk about how she got started in the music industry, her advice for everyone wanting to get do the same, and how she keeps up with herself. https://www.justtheletterk.com/ https://www.youtube.com/justtheletterk https://www.instagram.com/no.tracers/ https://www.tiktok.com/@notracers https://www.instagram.com/kenagonio/ https://www.youtube.com/kthescreamerofficial https://www.tiktok.com/@kthefemalescreamer This is an interview series to feature badass concert photographers. When I started my career in music photography, there weren't a lot of resources out there for women, and I was at a loss for who to turn to, who would understand my concerns and questions. This series was started for two reasons: in hopes to help those starting their careers and get the advice and tips that they need, as well as creating a safe space for everyone to talk about experiences & prejudices faced in the music industry, share advice, and how they got to where they are today. Join us! We're Taking Over The Photo Pit!!
1:07:42
September 1, 2020
#15 Olivia Khiel
Olivia is a writer and photographer based in Arizona. Olivia's advice is key in this industry because they founded their own publication. As a writer, Olivia started out in the industry building their portfolio and publication from the ground up to what it is today. Additionally, Olivia's images are striking...seriously, go check out their Instagram; these b&w images are killer. https://atlasartistgroup.com/ https://twitter.com/AtlasArtist https://www.instagram.com/atlasartistgroup/ https://www.facebook.com/AtlasArtistGroup/ https://www.instagram.com/oliviakhiel/ This is an interview series to feature badass concert photographers. When I started my career in music photography, there weren't a lot of resources out there for women, and I was at a loss for who to turn to, who would understand my concerns and questions. This series was started for two reasons: in hopes to help those starting their careers and get the advice and tips that they need, as well as creating a safe space for everyone to talk about experiences & prejudices faced in the music industry, share advice, and how they got to where they are today. Join us! We're Taking Over The Photo Pit!!
48:34
September 1, 2020
#14 Kaeyla Willis
Kaeyla is an incredibly kind and talented photographer based in the Memphis area. Specializing in music photography, as well as being able to capture beautiful lifestyle and product shots, in addition to capturing all those special moments during events that make it so special.  http://www.kaughtbykaete.com/ https://www.instagram.com/kaeyla.w/ https://www.facebook.com/kaughtbykaete This is an interview series to feature badass concert photographers. When I started my career in music photography, there weren't a lot of resources out there for women, and I was at a loss for who to turn to, who would understand my concerns and questions. This series was started for two reasons: in hopes to help those starting their careers and get the advice and tips that they need, as well as creating a safe space for everyone to talk about experiences & prejudices faced in the music industry, share advice, and how they got to where they are today. Join us! We're Taking Over The Photo Pit!!
38:31
September 1, 2020
#13 Cassidy Elizabeth
Cassidy Elizabeth is an incredible, well rounded photographer whose work stood out to me. To my excitement, Cassidy is planning a move to LA, and I can't wait to meet her in person, but her work is definitely going to stand out in the LA scene.  She captures nightlife and behind the scenes in a way that really makes you feel like you're part of the moment. Additionally, she has a stunning film & video portfolio as well. So much good detail in this podcast about how Cassidy founded her career and where her journey is taking her, along with the tips she learned on the way. https://cassidykotyla.com/ https://www.instagram.com/cassidykotyla/ https://www.facebook.com/cassidyelizabethphotography/ This is an interview series to feature badass concert photographers. When I started my career in music photography, there weren't a lot of resources out there for women, and I was at a loss for who to turn to, who would understand my concerns and questions. This series was started for two reasons: in hopes to help those starting their careers and get the advice and tips that they need, as well as creating a safe space for everyone to talk about experiences & prejudices faced in the music industry, share advice, and how they got to where they are today. Join us! We're Taking Over The Photo Pit!!
50:36
September 1, 2020
#12 Priti Shikotra
I came across Priti on YouTube, falling in love with her content as I was so happy to see another female music photographer on the platform. After checking out more of her work, I knew I had to feature her on this podcast. Priti is an incredibly talented photographer, with her music photography featured in huge publications, like Kerrang! and BBC. Her talent for capturing the moment in a live music setting is impressive, and additionally, her travel photography is awe inspiring.  https://www.pshikotra.com/ https://www.instagram.com/pshikotraphoto/ https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCM__BL6zqEgg-GdPzecckSA https://twitter.com/pshikotraphoto This is an interview series to feature badass concert photographers. When I started my career in music photography, there weren't a lot of resources out there for women, and I was at a loss for who to turn to, who would understand my concerns and questions. This series was started for two reasons: in hopes to help those starting their careers and get the advice and tips that they need, as well as creating a safe space for everyone to talk about experiences & prejudices faced in the music industry, share advice, and how they got to where they are today. Join us! We're Taking Over The Photo Pit!!
1:01:04
September 1, 2020
#11 Lily P Yang
Lily is an incredibly talented storyteller, perfectly outlining key emotions and situations in her photographs. Her portraiture work is stunning and her music photography work stood out as it showed more than just the events on stage. After spending time touring and in the music industry, she decided to leave the music industry and redirect her photography focus. Her journey is intriguing and an important one to hear when you're overwhelmed by the industry.  https://www.lilypearlyang.com/ https://www.instagram.com/lily.p.yang/ This is an interview series to feature badass concert photographers. When I started my career in music photography, there weren't a lot of resources out there for women, and I was at a loss for who to turn to, who would understand my concerns and questions. This series was started for two reasons: in hopes to help those starting their careers and get the advice and tips that they need, as well as creating a safe space for everyone to talk about experiences & prejudices faced in the music industry, share advice, and how they got to where they are today. Join us! We're Taking Over The Photo Pit!!
40:13
September 1, 2020
#10 Jacklyn Krol
Jacklyn is always doing something. Seriously. Her enthusiasm as well as numerous accomplishments were what drove me to feature her on this podcast. She has her own publication, hosts, does photography and so much more. https://jacklynkrol.com/ http://www.stagerightsecrets.com/ https://www.instagram.com/stagerightsecrets/ This is an interview series to feature badass concert photographers. When I started my career in music photography, there weren't a lot of resources out there for women, and I was at a loss for who to turn to, who would understand my concerns and questions. This series was started for two reasons: in hopes to help those starting their careers and get the advice and tips that they need, as well as creating a safe space for everyone to talk about experiences & prejudices faced in the music industry, share advice, and how they got to where they are today. Join us! We're Taking Over The Photo Pit!!
37:58
September 1, 2020
#09 Michelle Castillo
This weeks episode features the incredible Michelle Castillo who is a portrait and concert photographer based in the Bay Area. Originally from central California, she started photography not too long ago and has grown her company quickly, even creating her own publication and working as a house photographer. We dive into her growth in the industry, future plans, and tips for anyone wanting to do the same!  https://michellecastillo.co/ https://www.facebook.com/neonicreative/ https://www.instagram.com/neonicreative/ https://www.facebook.com/cutitoutmag/ This is an interview series to feature badass concert photographers. When I started my career in music photography, there weren't a lot of resources out there for women, and I was at a loss for who to turn to, who would understand my concerns and questions. This series was started for two reasons: in hopes to help those starting their careers and get the advice and tips that they need, as well as creating a safe space for everyone to talk about experiences & prejudices faced in the music industry, share advice, and how they got to where they are today. Join us! We're Taking Over The Photo Pit!!
42:51
September 1, 2020
#08 ZB Images
ZB Images - Kimberly Zsebe (ZB) has a portfolio most of us could only DREAM of having, notably working for years as David Lee Roth's personal photographer. Working currently with a handful of publications, Kimberly has experience in each facet of the music photography industry.     http://zbimages.com/ https://www.instagram.com/zb_images/ This is an interview series to feature badass concert photographers. When I started my career in music photography, there weren't a lot of resources out there for women, and I was at a loss for who to turn to, who would understand my concerns and questions. This series was started for two reasons: in hopes to help those starting their careers and get the advice and tips that they need, as well as creating a safe space for everyone to talk about experiences & prejudices faced in the music industry, share advice, and how they got to where they are today. Join us! We're Taking Over The Photo Pit!!
54:47
September 1, 2020
#07 Kris Lori
Kris is an incredible photographer who started out shooting concerts in 2010! Over those years, she's built her experience shooting in Boston, Chicago and now resides in the Bay Area, but her photography career has brought her numerous other places across the country. Her vibrant work caught my eye a few years ago, and her kindness made me feel the need to feature her on this podcast.  http://www.krislori.com/ https://www.instagram.com/kris_lori/ This is an interview series to feature badass concert photographers. When I started my career in music photography, there weren't a lot of resources out there for women, and I was at a loss for who to turn to, who would understand my concerns and questions. This series was started for two reasons: in hopes to help those starting their careers and get the advice and tips that they need, as well as creating a safe space for everyone to talk about experiences & prejudices faced in the music industry, share advice, and how they got to where they are today. Join us! We're Taking Over The Photo Pit!!
48:36
September 1, 2020
#06 Tammy Vega
Tammy Vega is an INCREDIBLE photographer who has gone on tour and worked with A-List rock stars including KISS, Poison, Tom Keifer (of Cinderella). In our long but great discussion, we talk about going on tour, believing in yourself and your journey, getting started, and tips for getting the career and jobs you want. Please send Tammy some love as she's the kindest, most caring photographer out there. http://www.tammyvega.com/ https://www.instagram.com/tammyvega_/ This is an interview series to feature badass concert photographers. When I started my career in music photography, there weren't a lot of resources out there for women, and I was at a loss for who to turn to, who would understand my concerns and questions. This series was started for two reasons: in hopes to help those starting their careers and get the advice and tips that they need, as well as creating a safe space for everyone to talk about experiences & prejudices faced in the music industry, share advice, and how they got to where they are today. Join us! We're Taking Over The Photo Pit!!
2:12:04
September 1, 2020
#05 Skylar Watkins
Talking to the incredible Skylar Watkins today! She's the founder and editor-in-chief of Sad Punk Press as well as just being a killer photographer and videographer.  https://www.skylarwatkins.com/ https://www.facebook.com/skylarwatkinsmedia/ https://www.instagram.com/thesadpunk_/ https://www.sadpunkpress.com/ This is an interview series to feature badass concert photographers. When I started my career in music photography, there weren't a lot of resources out there for women, and I was at a loss for who to turn to, who would understand my concerns and questions. This series was started for two reasons: in hopes to help those starting their careers and get the advice and tips that they need, as well as creating a safe space for everyone to talk about experiences & prejudices faced in the music industry, share advice, and how they got to where they are today. Join us! We're Taking Over The Photo Pit!!
27:08
September 1, 2020
#04 Chloe Dunscombe
Chloe is an incredible photographer based in the UK. At the time of this interview, she was in COVID-19 lock down with the band she was on tour with...what a wild time we live in. But an experienced tour photographer and amazingly talented in both film & digital photography, I wanted to speak to her about her experience in a different country's music industry as well as getting her tips on touring and advice for getting started.  https://chloedunscombe.com/ https://www.instagram.com/chloedunscombephotography/ https://www.facebook.com/chloedunscombephotography/ This is an interview series to feature badass concert photographers. When I started my career in music photography, there weren't a lot of resources out there for women, and I was at a loss for who to turn to, who would understand my concerns and questions. This series was started for two reasons: in hopes to help those starting their careers and get the advice and tips that they need, as well as creating a safe space for everyone to talk about experiences & prejudices faced in the music industry, share advice, and how they got to where they are today. Join us! We're Taking Over The Photo Pit!!
48:00
September 1, 2020
#03 Shannon Wilk
Shannon is an incredible concert photographer, young and new to the industry, but has so much talent and insights to share about her journey and how to get started. Her work really speaks for herself and her hard work and dedication shows through the growth of her publication Rockin' Interviews.  https://www.instagram.com/shannonwilk_/ https://www.rockininterviews.com/ https://www.instagram.com/rockininterviews/ https://www.facebook.com/RockinInterviews/ This is an interview series to feature badass concert photographers. When I started my career in music photography, there weren't a lot of resources out there for women, and I was at a loss for who to turn to, who would understand my concerns and questions. This series was started for two reasons: in hopes to help those starting their careers and get the advice and tips that they need, as well as creating a safe space for everyone to talk about experiences & prejudices faced in the music industry, share advice, and how they got to where they are today. Join us! We're Taking Over The Photo Pit!!
24:08
September 1, 2020
#02 Samantha Paige
This week I'm interviewing my friend, Samatha Paige. I met Samantha through a Facebook group supporting women and gender nonconforming people in the music industry, and through my YouTube channel, have done a few videos and chats with her previously. For this episode, she talks about how she got started in the music industry and her advice for anyone else wanting to do the same. http://spaigephotos.com/   https://www.instagram.com/samantha.paper/ This is an interview series to feature badass concert photographers. When I started my career in music photography, there weren't a lot of resources out there for women, and I was at a loss for who to turn to, who would understand my concerns and questions. This series was started for two reasons: in hopes to help those starting their careers and get the advice and tips that they need, as well as creating a safe space for everyone to talk about experiences & prejudices faced in the music industry, share advice, and how they got to where they are today. Join us! We're Taking Over The Photo Pit!!
42:48
September 1, 2020
#01 Anabel DFlux
In this episode, I interview Los Angeles music and portrait photographer Anabel DFlux. An incredible music photographer, gifted pet photographer, and a Sigma Ambassador, she has valuable insights into what it takes to be a photographer and working in this industry. https://www.deliquesceflux.com/ https://www.instagram.com/anabeldflux/ https://www.facebook.com/DeliquesceFlux/ This is an interview series to feature badass concert photographers. When I started my career in music photography, there weren't a lot of resources out there for women, and I was at a loss for who to turn to, who would understand my concerns and questions. This series was started for two reasons: in hopes to help those starting their careers and get the advice and tips that they need, as well as creating a safe space for everyone to talk about experiences & prejudices faced in the music industry, share advice, and how they got to where they are today. Join us! We're Taking Over The Photo Pit!!
50:50
September 1, 2020