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Montego Glover and Chad Kimball at the cast recording for Memphis The Musical at Avatar Studios. (Photo by Chris Owyoung)

In honor of the 100th performance of Memphis The Musical on Broadway tonight I’m sharing a few never-before-seen photos I took at the recording of the cast album at Avatar Studios in November, 2009. Congratulations to the entire cast and crew of Memphis for hitting a significant Broadway milestone! Continue reading

Decrepit Birth Circle Pit - Gramery Theater

Photos from the mosh pit at Decrepit Birth's performance at Gramercy Theater, NYC. November 7, 2009. (photo by Chris Owyoung)

Metal is almost a spiritual experience for a lot of fans. Nowhere else is this more evident than in the circle pit. While I don’t recommend that music photographers jump right in unless they a) have both camera insurance and b) feel pretty confident that they can stiff-arm a 175lb dude doing the windmill, I don’t think the mosh pit can be ignored when documenting the scene.

All of these images were taken during Decrepit Birth’s performance at Gramercy Theater using the 14mm end of the Nikon 14-24mm. ISO was high, shutter speed was low and a single SB-900 was used for the main light source. Continue reading