Posted on Aug 29, 2013

David Crosby and Graham Nash performed a benefit concert at the Pasadena Playhouse for Five Acres this past Sunday and I had the honor of being the event photographer.  There were a few different tiers to this fundraiser:  redwhite+bluezz catered the intimate VIP-donor dinner portion of the event which the artists attended.  There was also a post concert VIP cocktail reception in the Library Room of the Playhouse, where you could really get up close and personal to the generous musicians.  You mix in the experience of such a great show with a few cocktails, and Poof!  You turn adults into joyful teenagers.  The rowdiness that happens at the end of events can be some of the best, most fun time to snap shots.

Then of course there was the Concert.  Shooting live music is one of my most favorite things to shoot, and I was stoked to have been able to shoot such legends… and at the Pasadena Playhouse no less!  The show was amazing… they sang with so much emotion and sincerity.  When shooting live music at larger venues, press/house/ staff photographers are typically allowed to shoot only the first 3 songs so as not to be a distraction to the audience.  That meant for the rest of the concert I was in prime position to watch the performance just 4 feet from the stage.  It was awesome. Talk about a fun way to spend a Sunday evening.  MHP Events did an amazing job as usual.  Thank you thank you THANK YOU Five Acres for being such wonderful clients.  I am most grateful for what you have contributed to my life.

1 all access pass

2 press wall

3 crosby nash interview

4 crosby nash interview

5 hug

6 five acres crosby nash wyle

7 five acres crosby nash wyle

8 table setting

9 food

10 courtyard candids

11 doran epps red white and blues

12 boutakidis burch wyle presentation

13 crosby nash

14 crosby emotional

15 nash emotional

16 crosby portrait

17 crosby and nash

18 david crosby

19 david crosby jesus pose

20 graham nash portrait

21 crosby nash silhouette

22 happy david crosby

23 happy graham nash

24 graham nash silhouette

25 boutakidis burch crosby nash wyle

26 chanel and ioakim

27 boutakidis wells wyle

28 burch wells wyle

29 crosby nash guitar bennett

chanel crosby crowell and friends

31 nash crowell and friends

32 nash crowell and friends

33 pasadena playhouse

34 pasadena playhouse