Consequence of Sound: Forecastle 2015 Recaps

On the opening night of this year’s Forecastle Festival, a severe thunderstorm swept through Louisville, Kentucky, causing Sam Smith to cut his headlining set short and the entire festival crowd to be evacuated from the grounds. The other two days of the festival was greeted with near 100 degree heat that had festival attendees melting away. While I’ll never forget the erratic weather, …

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Hopscotch Festival Photo Essay

More than once the sentiment echoed that Hopscotch Festival in Raleigh, NC must be what South By Southwest was 15 years ago. Indeed, both festivals offer an urban playground during a mild weather season, wherein a church, courtyard, or art museum can serve as a music venue as well as any bar or theater. Where as SXSW has increasingly become …

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Consequence of Sound: Forecastle 2014 Photo Essay

The festival that started as a small local affair in a city park has grown over the past decade into one of the largest annual music festivals in the Midwest. This year, Forecastle Festival saw record attendance – to the tune of 80,000 people – and one of the most diverse lineups thanks in part to Ashley Capps (Bonnaroo, Big …

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IMPOSE: Secret Slint Show Photo Essay

Anyone with a cursory interest in American indie rock of the last 30 years would be completely remiss to not list Slint’s surprise spring show in their hometown as the year’s best – their first Louisville appearance in almost a decade. Of course, that’s assuming you got in. With little fanfare only days before the performance, rumors swiftly spread that …

Cropped Out Fest 2012 Photo Essay

Photography for my old music blog, The Decibel Tolls, featuring Louisville’s great DIY fest Cropped Out. Coverage included Jandek, Lil B, David Liebe Hart, Neil Hamburger, R. Stevie Moore, and more!

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IMPOSE: Cropped Out 2013 Photo Essay

From IMPOSE: “On Friday, September 27th through Sunday, September 29th, the DIY festival known as Cropped Out took place in Louisville, KY at American Turners Club. Louisville based photographer Kenny Bloggins provided these images that cover the first two days of this fourth annual edition.”

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White Reaper Photo Shoot

The press photo shoot for White Reaper to promote their 2015 full-length debut on Polyvinyl, White Reaper Does It Again. Shot April 1, 2015 in Louisville, Kentucky. We had an absurd amount of fun doing this.

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Define American Washington, DC Press Conference

I served as the photographer for non-profit advocacy group Define American for their #1f11million press conference at The National Press Club in Washington, D.C. From ThinkProgress, Aug. 2014: “A prominent journalist was among 11 undocumented immigrants at a press conference Wednesday, pressuring President Obama to spare millions of immigrants from deportation. Obama is expected to release an executive order after …

Pitchfork Festival 2013 Photo Essay

Media coverage for my old music blog, The Decibel Tolls. Coverage included Wire, Swans, The Breeders, Mac Demarco, Belle & Sebastian, Low, and more.