One of my goals for this year is to photograph as much as I can and of anyone I can. Last Saturday I was able to start this goal by attending a local show in Whitehall, PA. Not only was this show my first of the year and the start of a new venture, but it was also my one year anniversary of doing concert photography. Last year at this time I was in Philadelphia photographing Obi Fernandez. Looking at those photos and these photos shows a real good progression.
I haven’t been to a local show in awhile and the band I was photographing was a band from Los Angeles, California called Culprit. However, their guitar player, Brian Fulda, is originally from Bethlehem, PA. I discovered the band from the music website absolutepunk.net where I met Brian.
I wasn’t familiar with Culprit’s music, but the best I can describe it is a mixature between Brand New and The Graduate. They actually covered Brand New during their set and pulled it off quite well. I must say for a band just coming into this big fish bowl of a music industry, Culprit has a good chance of being vital. This show was part of their first short east coast tour, but it is only a matter of time till Culprit starts doing full national tours.