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Instagram @music on Instagram: “In 2013, Dutch DJ Martin Garritsen aka Martin Garrix (@martingarrix) was just another face in the crowd. He had arrived in Miami to enjoy a…”

In 2013, Dutch DJ Martijn Garritsen aka Martin Garrix (@martingarrix) was just another face in the crowd. He had arrived in Miami to enjoy a weekend of tunes with his friends at the annual electronic music festival Ultra. But soon after, his breakout hit “Animals” lit up the electronic dance world, charting in more than a dozen countries. The then-17-year-old Martin suddenly became a hot commodity at concerts all over the globe. (For proof just check out his photos, where he’s often seen standing in front of massive stage designs composed of colorful lasers and strobing lights.) Twelve months after attending Ultra as a fan, Martin found himself back in Miami, this time on the main stage, performing for the crowd he was once standing in. “There were so many people from different countries around the world,” he says. “There was one moment where everybody put their flags up in the air. There were [people] from India, people from Australia, people from the U.S. It was insane.” Photo by @martingarrix

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From Cask + Drum, finally, some new images!

This past weekend at the Cask + Drum events was a blast. I haven’t had as much fun in a long time.

After photographing 16 bands between the Kickoff party on Friday night and the festival on Saturday, I have finally gone through the entire process of Editing, Uploading and Publishing new photos for 4 of the bands from Friday night. I still have a lot of editing to do for the other 12. (I shot over 300 frames of Girl Talk alone!)

I have posted a page here for Jule Vera, but photos are available on Flickr for SOKO, Lera Lynn, and Rocco Deluca. I still have to create pages for them here.

It’s Been A Long Time

It’s been a long time since I rock and rolled,
It’s been a long time since I did the Stroll.
Ooh, let me get it back, let me get it back,
Let me get it back, baby, where I come from.
It’s been a long time, been a long time,
Been a long lonely, lonely, lonely, lonely, lonely time. Yes it has.
– Led Zeppelin, “Rock And Roll”

It’s been a long time since I’ve done any photography, much less Rock and Roll photography. I haven’t been to a show, or out at all for that matter. (Why, is a story for another time.) Like the song says, it has been a long lonely time, but I have begun to get it back to where I come from.

I am going to start again, to do what brings me joy, to fuel my passion, to photograph MUSIC.

I am going to need help along the way and it is hard for me to ask, but I hope some of you will put me on the guest list occasionally. Until then I will be going to free shows and posting photos here soon after. In between shows I plan to scan and upload more photos from before. In the meantime, here are a few that I hope you enjoy.