Sharron Lee Crocker
Sharron Lee Crocker is a freelance photographer who is fascinated by parades and events in the New York City area and has been photographing them for the last 8-9 years. She has also photographed the music and dance scene at Symphony Space, the Jazz Standard, Dizzy’s Club Coca Cola, the Highline Ballroom and B.B. Kings. In another life she spends much time in nature and photographs everything. Sharron specializes in long exposure shots of water and ice, and spends a great deal of time photographing birds and wildlife.
Fredda Gordon is excited to have co-founded this site and she loves contributing and working as an editor. She has been taking photographs for many years and one of her favorite things to shoot musicians on stage and off stage. Her long running project “Musicians Offstage” can be found on her website along with her other photographic journeys. You can see these and learn more about Fredda at www.freddaphotography.com.
Passion! A word for all of us to live by. I don’t think one truly knows themselves until they experience the world and opportunities. Take for example the fact that I went to college for Accounting and took a simple elective class for photography. That moment and class changed my zest for life. While I was successful at Accounting, sitting behind a desk just didn’t answer my needs for excitement. For 20 years I have been dabbling in photography; Professional for 7 years and 2 years in Concert Photography. I’m a small business owner (Michalle Henderson Photography) as well as a Wife and Mother of 2 young adults.
Music and Traveling are personally my own escapes. I love all types of Music but Rock and Roll and Alternative are my favorites. Adelitas Way and Rick Springfield, are my two favorites. Yes, there is a huge gap between them but both of these bands changed and saved my life in so many ways. I enjoy Traveling. I fulfilled part of my bucket list when I traveled to Australia and have visited many states and countries but hope to cover them all at least once to see many more breath-taking sites. I seek thrill sports and adventure, I am not afraid to try anything once, twice if I like it. Concerts however, answers the combination of my interests of Music, Traveling and Photography, the high intensity and adrenaline rush I get every time the beat of the drum hits and I’m clicking a camera, well let’s just say I found MY PASSION! I hope you feel my passion as you take a journey through my eyes.
Born in Brooklyn, NY, she received her B.A. from Brooklyn College, Brooklyn, NY in 1975, and her M.Ed. from Northeastern University, Boston, MA in 1978. She attended the Art Students League from 1981 – 1988 and received her M.F.A. from Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY, in 1997. Ms. Kessler has lived in various countries including Brazil, Mexico, Italy, France and Spain. She currently lives and works in Brooklyn Heights, NY.
Kim is a New Jersey-based photographer specializing in concert, portrait, and corporate photography. Her work has been featured in multiple exhibitions across the U.S. and publications such as, Variety, The Courier Post, and Urban Agenda Magazine. She has been a photojournalist for several online music sites including In Focus Visions and Shutter 16 Magazine.
A mild-mannered corporate geek by day; in the evenings she can usually be found in dark clubs and theaters from Philadelphia to Asbury Park lugging around entirely too much camera gear and not nearly enough protective hearing devices. She thrives on the inherent challenges of concert photography and enjoys experiencing the symbiotic relationship between musicians and their fans. For her, it’s not just about listening to the music, but feeling it in her very core. She hopes that her photography conveys this sense of wonder and exuberance.
When she’s not busy writing about herself in the third person, Kim enjoys snuggling with her house panther, Henry “Bear” Rollins, and drinking white wine. She’s passionate about photography, plays well with others, and is just a hoot when she wants to be. Hire her and follow along on all the usual social sites @Backstage_Bettie.
Who am I? Over the years I have learned that I am many things to many people. I’m a Native New Yorker, born and raised in Hell’s Kitchen. By day I’m an executive for a Global Financial Institution and by night I am a Web Consultant/Designer that dabbles in Podcasting. However, my Side Hustle and my HEART is PHOTOGRAPHY! A tarot reader once told me that photography is my footing, it is what keeps me grounded and she was 100% right! I am happiest and fulfilled with a camera in hand capturing moments that inspire, motivate and hopefully generates movement and feeling in you.
Saara lives in Vantaa, Finland, Northern Europe. She is a data analyst during the week and a mother of a teenager. The rest of the time she is a gig photographer and that is where her heart lies.
I picked up a Kodak Instamatic as an 8-year-old in 1973. Yes, it was all about pressing one button while trying not to fidget, but it opened a door for me. By age nine, I learned how to use my father’s SLR; flash, interchangeable lenses, adjustments galore! It was heaven. After teen years spent shooting for school yearbooks and college years shooting bands, including Bruce Springsteen twice in the 1980’s, inexplicably, I put the camera away.
After buying a simple point-and-shoot for my first European trip in 2008, I started generating some good concert shots, eventually borrowing or renting better equipment. Through a friend, I had a chance to shoot The Gaslight Anthem in 2009. My shots were picked up the next day for a lengthy feature. Following that, I bought my own rig and continued to shoot concerts regularly in Canada, Europe, and the USA.
My pictures have been used in numerous books, magazines, album artwork, artist websites, and online publications. Select high-quality prints are available on my website.
Jini Sachse is a photographer living in New York City. Her love of photographing musicians grew out of her lifelong love of The Rolling Stones. Jini studied photography at the International School for Photography in New York. Her photos have appeared in The Huffington Post and Burlington Now magazine, and been exhibited at Atlantic Gallery, Jadite Gallery, Queens Botanical Garden and Fountain House Gallery in New York, as well as Foto Foto Gallery in Huntington, NY, Arts Illiana Gallery in Terre Haute, IN, The St. Louis Artists’ Guild in MO, The 1650 Gallery in Los Angeles, and Meseo Nacional de Bellas Artes in Havana, Cuba.
Jennie Walker is a photographer living in Portland, Maine. She’s currently dedicating her free time to taking photos of musicians across multiple states, soon to be countries. Having gone to concerts all her life, she became drawn to capturing the energy that radiates from musical performances. Professionally, she works in customer service and promotional marketing. You can find her on Instagram at @jennsw.jpg and at her website: https://jenerational.github.
I have been an avid music enthusiast for as long as I can remember. Music fills my soul and I receive the greatest pleasure from experiencing instances of musical talent, skill and passion during live performances. Capturing these wondrous moments in my photography is a thrill for me at each and every show. I hope my viewers enjoy my results as much as I love the process.