Sloan @ Flato Markham Theatre – January 27, 2017

Sloan performed at the Flato Markham Theatre in Markham, Ontario, on January 27, 2017. Officially, this was my third time shooting them live. They played their One Chord To Another album in full, then, after a short intermission, they played a selection of favourites. The venue staff were amazingly accommodating, going so far as to provide me with a ticket/seat. The best part – no shooting restrictions! Shot on assignment for Aesthetic Magazine Toronto.

Camera: Canon 60D
Lens: 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM
Lens: 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM

Sloan @ The Phoenix – May 14, 2016

Sloan played The Phoenix in Toronto on May 14 to celebrate the 20th anniversary of their One Chord To Another album. This was the second time I’ve photographed them in the last couple of years. Same venue. This time was much better. First, there was an actual photo pit. Second, the lighting was fantastic. Shot on assignment for Aesthetic Magazine Toronto.

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Camera: Canon 60D
Lens: 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM
Lens: 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM

Stay Warm Fest @ The Danforth Music Hall – December 20, 2015

Canadian hardcore heroes Silverstein headlined the first ever Stay Warm Fest at The Danforth Music Hall on Sunday, December 20. The other bands on the bill were Cancer Bats, Beartooth, Seaway, Capsize, Cardinals Pride, and Safe To Stay. I was there from about 5-10:30, which is a long time to be at a concert, but they thankfully had a photo pit, so it wasn’t too bad. The shooting conditions were a bit on the brutal side. Lots of flashing lights, lots of darkness. Hard to get proper exposures, hard to get shots in focus. In the end, I got the shots I needed to get, though it was far from my greatest shoot. Still, I don’t mind these mini festivals. Great chance to photograph a bunch of bands all at once. I shot this for Aesthetic Magazine Toronto. Click the link to see the full set of concert photos.

Silverstein

Cancer Bats

Beartooth

Seaway

Capsize

Cardinals Pride

Safe To Say

Camera: Canon 60D
Lens: 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM

The OBGMs, Stuck On Planet Earth, Aukland @ The Mod Club – December 19, 2015

It was an early show at The Mod Club. It started at 7pm. I got there shortly after that. I could hear the opening act, Sate, already belting out the tunes. For some reason, though, my name wasn’t on the media list. After waiting for 15-20 minutes, someone finally came by and let me go inside. Sadly, I wasn’t able to get any shots of Sate’s set. I did photograph Aukland, Stuck On Planet Earth, and The OBGM’s – a garage punk band with plenty of buzz around them. This was my first time seeing them play live. One thing’s for sure – they know how to get a crowd going! Shot on assignment for Aesthetic Magazine Toronto. Click the link to see the full set of concert photos.

The OBGMs

Stuck On Planet Earth

Aukland

Camera: Canon 60D
Lens: 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM
Lens: 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM