2023 Photography Year in Review

2023 Photography Year in Review

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2023 was my biggest year yet as a professional photographer. I’m fortunate to have worked fairly regularly with five clients all in Manhattan (which is just so convenient), worked with a few non-profits (been in rooms with political figures, business execs and social justice activists), and captured more on film than ever before (even if a lot of it remains unpublished as it is personal / family-oriented). I don’t have vacation images on here but my Tanzania gallery is here.

While trying to whittle down images for this recap, I tallied around 200 events that I captured in 2023 (sometimes more than one per day). I was primarily at concerts but I mixed in some burlesque, panels, book discussions, NYCC, parades, receptions and baby showers, and other events. I am grateful to have worked with venues like Lincoln Center, The Town Hall, Fotografiska, Joe’s Pub, and Hauser & Wirth, for promoters like LiveNation NY, Bowery Presents, for publications like BrooklynVegan, PopMatters, AltPress, and Rolling Stone and also contributed more images to Shutterstock.

Here’s a recap of 2023.


Top Tours including Taylor Swift, Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band, SZA and P!nk


Old Favorites including Sigur Rós, Janelle Monáe, Red Baraat, The Postal Service, Jukebox the Ghost, and Underworld


New Favorites & Rising Stars like boygenius, Trousdale, Love in Exile, and Victoria Monét


3x multiplier for events with Emmylou Harris, Phoebe Bridgers and MUNA


Portraits (Film) (first run with new to me Fujifilm GA645 120 film camera)

The Beths

Portraits (Digital)


Lincoln Center – With such diverse programming, I captured a wide range of events from stage plays to Korean rock bands, from marriages to receptions, the Las Culturistas awards, and music of all varieties including Arthur Verocai’s NYC debut, Dawes, Hegazy, two globalFESTs and much, much more. Basically my entire summer was spent here!


The Town Hall had another awesome slate in 2023 including exciting book talks, comedians, Springsteen giving an award to Darlene Love and more


Was back at Joe’s Pub for a wonderful Habibi Fest and several other shows


Fotografiska New York hosted a number of book launches, including one event reflecting on the war in Ukraine, 50th anniversary of hip-hop events, and more


Non-profits including Global Citizen, IRC, IAAC and AFI


Burlesque


Film Snaps at performances (for fun)


In 2024, I hope to continue working with so many esteemed venues as well as directly with more artists. I’d also like to capture production stills of an (off-)Broadway show and find that there are less protests to capture. And I hopefully I get to photograph Green Day several times.

And that’s a wrap on 2023. Thank you to all the publicists, managers, editors, friends, and / or anyone else (Kellindo!) who I worked with or may have recommended me this year, I truly appreciate it!

Bruce Springsteen Presents Darlene Love with Platinum Record for Phil Specter Christmas Album featuring Darlene’s Hit Single “Christmas (Baby Please Come Home” on Legacy Records