Photos: Gary LoVerde

“I took my first live band photo a little over 30 years ago. I started out using shitty point-and-shoot film cameras. One of them was so shattered, after
noticing that I had to stick my finger in the hole (where the shutter button used to be) to snap a photo, Lee Ving (of FEAR) quipped ‘THAT’S a punk rock camera.’ To this day, I still prefer to use  equipment that is less than new because I tend to gravitate towards bands that attract rowdy crowds. Although it could be argued that I am less than wise when I carry (and operate) multi-thousand dollar equipment ‘in the pit,’ I would counter
that the only way I can capture the photos that I crave is by balancing on the thin line between wisdom and stupidity. I’ll wrap this up with a few words of advice to aspiring rock‘n’roll photographers: If you are worried about your camera breaking, you are probably going to miss the shot.”

Mountain of Wizard at Webb’s Bywater Music
Mountain of Wizard at Webb’s Bywater Music
Thou at the Civic
Thou at the Civic
Blowfly at Siberia
Blowfly at Siberia
Planchettes at Siberia
Planchettes at Siberia
Eyehategod at Siberia
Eyehategod at Siberia
Classhole and King Louie at Siberia
Classhole and King Louie at Siberia
Chain and the Gang at Siberia
Chain and the Gang at Siberia