Background & Education:
I'm an artist and photographer from Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Since 1991 I've been creating images that I hope will last a lifetime and beyond. From 2011-2015 I was employed as a freelance photographer and journalist at Examiner.com where I held the titles of National Performing Arts Examiner and Milwaukee Concert Photography Examiner. I attended The Milwaukee Institute Of Art & Design from 1995-1998 and learned about photography from local master photographers John Shimon & Julie Lindemann, Robert Smith, Al Balinsky and received critical artistic input and critique from Walter Sheffer, Tom Bamberger, Francis Ford, Larry Chatman and Lee Ann Garrison. I finished my BA degree in Art at The Peck School Of The Arts at UW-Milwaukee where I had the pleasure of learning under the direction of artists Steven D. Foster & Paul Amitai.
I've photographed many of the top performing artists in the industry: Halestorm, Taylor Swift, The Smashing Pumpkins, Evanescence, B.B. King, Sarah McLachlan, Carrie Underwood, The Violent Femmes, Marilyn Manson, Miranda Lambert, Neil Young, Lindsey Stirling, Kacey Musgraves, Loretta Lynn, Willie Nelson, Widespread Panic, U2, Phish, Crystal Gayle, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, Jewel, Kittie, The Pixies, Social Distortion, In This Moment, Megadeth, Motorhead, The Pretty Reckless, Johnny Rotten of The Sex Pistols, Michelle Branch, Bob Weir & Phil Lesh of The Grateful Dead and countless other musicians and bands.
Profile photo courtesy of Rob Gustafson Photography: http://robgustafson.com/