Music has, and always will be, a big part of my life. As both a past band member and regular concert attendee, I have always been drawn to live performances. In early 2017, I was asked to join the Far Out Midwest contributor team as both a photographer and writer. Far Out Midwest is an online publication whose mission is to showcase the creative output of the Midwest by publishing news, reviews and features highlighting the rich arts and music culture of the region. Below is a gallery of some of my favorite captures while covering numerous live performances. To view both full image galleries from each live show and examples of my writing, please check out my contributor profile on