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International Swingers at Studio 606 ~ Music Photography Los Angeles ~

What an experience!  I had the opportunity to photograph The International Swingers when they recorded at Dave Grohl’s Studio 606 recently.  The mixing board has it’s own amazing story which you can check here soundcitymovie.com.  Not knowing what to expect had me a little apprehensive and nervous and definitely anxious.  But the band, consisting of Clem Burke, Glen Matlock, James Stevenson and Gary Twinn could not have been easier to work with at all.  They were open and approachable and truly just fun.  I mean, I was in their faces all day and they could do what they had to do and well, not hold it against me if I was a nuisance.  It was my first time documenting during a recording or even seeing the process for that matter.  It was quite impressive and done old school on tape and produced by Brett Gurewitz which will then be released on–wait for it–a 45! I was truly impressed by the process and all those who are truly amazing in their fields.  Thanks for letting me be a part and so happy for the new friendships and experience.  There is an amazing relationship between photographers and musicians and this was exactly that.

The International Swingers at Studio 606

 

The International Swingers at Studio 606

 

The International Swingers at Studio 606

 

The International Swingers at Studio 606

 

The International Swingers at Studio 606

 

The International Swingers at Studio 606

 

The International Swingers at Studio 606

 

The International Swingers at Studio 606

 

The International Swingers at Studio 606

 

The International Swingers at Studio 606

 

The International Swingers at Studio 606

 

The International Swingers at Studio 606

 

The International Swingers at Studio 606

 

The International Swingers at Studio 606

 

The International Swingers at Studio 606

 

The International Swingers at Studio 606

 

The International Swingers at Studio 606

 

The International Swingers at Studio 606

 

The International Swingers at Studio 606

 

The International Swingers at Studio 606

 

The International Swingers at Studio 606

 

The International Swingers at Studio 606

 

The International Swingers at Studio 606

 

The International Swingers at Studio 606

 

The International Swingers at Studio 606

 

The International Swingers at Studio 606

 

The International Swingers at Studio 606

 

The International Swingers at Studio 606

 

The International Swingers at Studio 606

 

The International Swingers at Studio 606

 

The International Swingers at Studio 606

 

The International Swingers at Studio 606

 

The International Swingers at Studio 606

 

The International Swingers at Studio 606

Blog by Misti Layne

International Swingers ~ Los Angeles Music Photography ~

The International Swingers include Clem Burke of Blondie, Glen Matlock of The Sex Pistols, James Stevenson of The Cult and Gary Twinn of Twenty Flight Rockers.  They played new songs and some of their classics to a full and happy house at Redballs Rock and Roll Pizza.  It’s great to see people doing just what they love and do best.

The International Swingers

 

The International Swingers

 

The International Swingers

 

The International Swingers

 

The International Swingers

 

The International Swingers

 

The International Swingers

 

The International Swingers

 

The International Swingers

 

The International Swingers

 

The International Swingers

 

The International Swingers

 

The International Swingers

 

The International Swingers

 

The International Swingers

 

The International Swingers

 

The International Swingers

 

The International Swingers

 

The International Swingers

 

The International Swingers

 

The International Swingers

 

The International Swingers

 

SIlicon Valley Rocks at DNA Lounge ~ Music Photography San Francisco ~

A great time was had by all at DNA Lounge’s Silicon Valley Rocks event to help bring music and keep it in schools so that kids may rock on for years to come.  I was happy to share in the music and fun with such a great group of people.

Silicon Valley Rocks at DNA Lounge

 

Silicon Valley Rocks at DNA Lounge

 

Silicon Valley Rocks at DNA Lounge

 

Silicon Valley Rocks at DNA Lounge

 

Silicon Valley Rocks at DNA Lounge

 

Silicon Valley Rocks at DNA Lounge

 

Silicon Valley Rocks at DNA Lounge

 

Silicon Valley Rocks at DNA Lounge

 

Silicon Valley Rocks at DNA Lounge

 

Silicon Valley Rocks at DNA Lounge

 

Silicon Valley Rocks at DNA Lounge

 

Silicon Valley Rocks at DNA Lounge

 

Silicon Valley Rocks at DNA Lounge

 

Silicon Valley Rocks at DNA Lounge

 

Silicon Valley Rocks at DNA Lounge

 

Silicon Valley Rocks at DNA Lounge

 

Silicon Valley Rocks at DNA Lounge

 

Silicon Valley Rocks at DNA Lounge

 

Silicon Valley Rocks at DNA Lounge

 

Silicon Valley Rocks at DNA Lounge

 

Silicon Valley Rocks at DNA Lounge

 

Silicon Valley Rocks at DNA Lounge

Blog by Misti Layne

Artists Working Together ~ Portrait Photography San Francisco ~

I love the collaboration of artists working together and supporting each other.  Why they are not supportive or encouraging surprises me.  Here are instances of me working with a variety of artists and the imagery really is a collaboration.  The results are fantastic and a benefit.  Let’s work together for the better.  Be supportive with other creatives!

 

Portrait Photography of Artists

 

Portrait Photography of Artists

 

Portrait Photography of Artists

 

Portrait Photography of Artists

 

Portrait Photography of Artists

 

Portrait Photography of Artists

by Misti Layne

Cherie Currie of The Runaways ~ San Francisco Music Photography Misti Layne ~

More rock and roll! Cherie Currie of The Runaways at The Red Devil Lounge!

Cherie Currie at Red Devil Lounge

 

Cherie Currie at Red Devil Lounge

 

Cherie Currie at Red Devil Lounge

 

Cherie Currie at Red Devil Lounge

 

Cherie Currie at Red Devil Lounge

 

Cherie Currie at Red Devil Lounge

 

They Might Be Giants Rock The Warfield ~ San Francisco Music Photography ~

They Might Be Giants played an amazing show at The Warfield in San Francisco.  The musicians were tight and entertaining to be sure.  The opening band Moon Hooch was truly unique and glad I got to see them.

They Might Be Giants at Warfield

 

They Might Be Giants at Warfield

 

They Might Be Giants at Warfield

 

They Might Be Giants at Warfield

 

They Might Be Giants at Warfield

 

They Might Be Giants at Warfield

 

They Might Be Giants at Warfield

 

They Might Be Giants at Warfield

 

International Swingers at Red Devil Lounge ~ San Francisco Music Photographer ~

The International Swingers…

International Swingers (1)

International Swingers at Red Devil Lounge

 

International Swingers (2)

International Swingers at Red Devil Lounge

 

International Swingers (3)

International Swingers at Red Devil Lounge

 

International Swingers (4)

International Swingers at Red Devil Lounge

 

International Swingers (5)

International Swingers at Red Devil Lounge

 

International Swingers (6)

International Swingers at Red Devil Lounge

 

International Swingers (7)

International Swingers at Red Devil Lounge

 

International Swingers (8)

International Swingers at Red Devil Lounge

 

International Swingers (9)

International Swingers at Red Devil Lounge

 

International Swingers (10)

International Swingers at Red Devil Lounge

 

International Swingers (11)

International Swingers at Red Devil Lounge

 

International Swingers (12)

International Swingers at Red Devil Lounge

 

Roger Clyne & The Peacemakers ~ San Francisco Music Photographer ~

I got to see Roger Clyne & The Peacemakers recently at The Red Devil Lounge and they put on a great show.  Spot on, great musicians, interacting with the crowd and expressive.  I think this is why photographers and musicians make for good friends.  They feed each others needs!

Roger Clyne & The Peacemakers at Red Devil Lounge

 

Roger Clyne & The Peacemakers at Red Devil Lounge

 

Roger Clyne & The Peacemakers at Red Devil Lounge

 

Roger Clyne & The Peacemakers at Red Devil Lounge

 

Roger Clyne & The Peacemakers at Red Devil Lounge

 

Roger Clyne & The Peacemakers at Red Devil Lounge

 

Roger Clyne & The Peacemakers at Red Devil Lounge

 

Roger Clyne & The Peacemakers at Red Devil Lounge

 

Roger Clyne & The Peacemakers at Red Devil Lounge

 

Roger Clyne & The Peacemakers at Red Devil Lounge

 

Jason Brock Entertains at Martuni’s ~ San Francisco Music Photography ~

I got to hear Jason Brock sing really for the first time at Martuni’s Bar in San Francisco the other night and he blew me away!  I did see him sing at the Nitey Awards but he was with Honey Mahogany doing a song and just not the same.  Yes, now you know that I don’t watch those types of TV shows but he was funny, entertaining and as I know him, just a really sweet guy.

Jason Brock entertains at Martuni’s

 

Jason Brock entertains at Martuni’s

 

Jason Brock entertains at Martuni’s

 

Jason Brock entertains at Martuni’s

 

Muse at Oakland Arena ~ San Francisco Music Photographer ~ Misti Layne

Muse at Oakland Arena (1)

Muse Live at Oakland Arena

Muse put on an amazing show at  Oakland’s Arena.  The opening band, Band of Skulls started the show with simplicity and pure music.  Muse came on with lights, cameras and a lot of action!

Muse at Oakland Arena (2)

Muse Live at Oakland Arena

 

Muse at Oakland Arena (3)

Muse Live at Oakland Arena

 

Muse at Oakland Arena (4)

Muse Live at Oakland Arena

 

Muse at Oakland Arena (5)

Muse Live at Oakland Arena

 

Muse at Oakland Arena (6)

Muse Live at Oakland Arena

 

Muse at Oakland Arena (7)

Muse Live at Oakland Arena

 

Muse at Oakland Arena (8)

Muse Live at Oakland Arena

 

Muse at Oakland Arena (9)

Muse Live at Oakland Arena

 

Muse at Oakland Arena (10)

Muse Live at Oakland Arena

 

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Muse Live at Oakland Arena

 

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Muse Live at Oakland Arena

 

FeatherWitch at Red Devil Lounge ~ San Francisco Music Photographer ~

FeatherWitch by San Francisco Music Photographer Misti Layne

 

FeatherWitch by San Francisco Music Photographer Misti Layne

 

FeatherWitch by San Francisco Music Photographer Misti Layne

 

FeatherWitch by San Francisco Music Photographer Misti Layne

 

FeatherWitch by San Francisco Music Photographer Misti Layne

 

FeatherWitch by San Francisco Music Photographer Misti Layne

 

FeatherWitch by San Francisco Music Photographer Misti Layne

 

FeatherWitch by San Francisco Music Photographer Misti Layne

 

FeatherWitch by San Francisco Music Photographer Misti Layne

 

FeatherWitch by San Francisco Music Photographer Misti Layne

 

The Motels, Red Devil Lounge ~ San Francisco Music Photography ~

The Motels at Red Devil Lounge, San Francisco Photographer Misti Layne

 

The Motels at Red Devil Lounge, San Francisco Photographer Misti Layne

 

The Motels at Red Devil Lounge, San Francisco Photographer Misti Layne

 

The Motels at Red Devil Lounge, San Francisco Photographer Misti Layne

 

The Motels at Red Devil Lounge, San Francisco Photographer Misti Layne

 

The Motels at Red Devil Lounge, San Francisco Photographer Misti Layne

 

The Motels at Red Devil Lounge, San Francisco Photographer Misti Layne

 

The Motels at Red Devil Lounge, San Francisco Photographer Misti Layne

 

The Motels at Red Devil Lounge, San Francisco Photographer Misti Layne

 

The Motels at Red Devil Lounge, San Francisco Photographer Misti Layne

 

Dramarama at Red Devil Lounge ~ San Francisco Music Photographer ~

Dramarama at Red Devil Lounge, San Francisco Photographer Misti Layne

 

Dramarama at Red Devil Lounge, San Francisco Photographer Misti Layne

 

Dramarama at Red Devil Lounge, San Francisco Photographer Misti Layne

 

Dramarama at Red Devil Lounge, San Francisco Photographer Misti Layne

 

Dramarama at Red Devil Lounge, San Francisco Photographer Misti Layne

 

Dramarama at Red Devil Lounge, San Francisco Photographer Misti Layne

 

Dramarama at Red Devil Lounge, San Francisco Photographer Misti Layne

 

Dramarama at Red Devil Lounge, San Francisco Photographer Misti Layne

 

Dramarama at Red Devil Lounge, San Francisco Photographer Misti Layne

 

Dramarama at Red Devil Lounge, San Francisco Photographer Misti Layne

 

Primus at The Warfield ~ San Francisco Music Photographer ~

Primus at The Warfield

 

Primus at The Warfield

 

Primus at The Warfield

 

Primus at The Warfield

 

Primus at The Warfield

 

Primus at The Warfield

 

Primus at The Warfield

 

Primus at The Warfield

 

Primus at The Warfield

 

Primus at The Warfield

 

Los Angeles Music Photography and Musicians

Jimi Hendrix said “When the power of love overcomes the love of power the world will know peace.”

Music photographers and musicians just go together.  Jimi Hendrix, like so many musicians I know, was an artist through and through and his passion coupled with his talent made him who he was.  If he was just a guitar player, even a great guitar player, he’d been off on the side of the stage for someone else to lead the show.   But instead because of quotes like this we know him to be the passionate, profound and intelligent person that he was too.  As a music photographer and capturing musicians live or in stills this persons passion and mine for who they are and for photography can create amazing, iconic music photographs with feeling and emotion hitting you viscerally.

An utterly amazing and talented friend of mine Johnny Ceravolo, the lead singer for When In Rome, recently posted on Facebook “More and more I want to say less and less.”  Johnny shares everything on Facebook and this was just one of many things he had to say one day.  His quotes can vary from the intelligent and critically thinking on the topic of religion or filled with swear words about the most mundane chores of life.

I have photographed When In Rome live as well as taken portraits of Johnny  Ceravolo just one on one.   He’s an amazing singer and talented guitar player and like Jimi Hendrix is an amazingly intelligent and passionate person.   His desires to share his music with the world, change the world, share his unique perspective and passion with people is great.  His love of music and people is tangible in minutes of meeting him or hearing his music.   I can’t imagine the sad day it would be if he did start to “say less and less.”   Of course there are moments we all feel this way but Johnny puts them out into the world and shares what the rest of us just think.

When I have photographed Johnny just as any other musician or band I can’t help but photograph them with my own feelings and emotions taking over or just becoming entwined with theirs.  That is why music photographers and musicians just go together.   The bond and love I have for musicians is just innate within me and I love photographing them and just being with them!

Here are just a few of my favorite images I’ve done and then there are these images on my blog Band Photos.

Johnny Ceravolo, When In Rome
Tara Novick, Live Music Photography
Tara Novick Music Portraits