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Hey everyone! So I’m finally getting around to sending my concert photographer contest winners out for shows! Super excited about this right now and am thrilled about the results!

The Concert Photographer Contest went on for a month back in July via Instagram with winners announced in August.

This is Cameron Evans from Sacramento!

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I don't really talk about it much, but it can get lonely sometimes being a black concert photographer. Imagine just being in a sea of white men who have more fancy gear and/or done it much longer than you and having the odds against you because you have to work twice as hard to get your art/ideas out in the world. It's hard to not complain because that is the reality that's going on right now, but I still push on. I fully embrace that underdog mentality where the odds might be against me, but that doesn't mean that I'm going to stop because of some "white dude". I think it is important regardless of race to still push forward your ideas despite the negativity with someone or within yourself. I'll also say as well just because you're black, or whatever doesn't mean your art/idea is going to be good automatically. Still take into account people's opinions about your art/idea (even the "white dude" that want to help you as well).

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He’s a chill ass dude that I met before I moved away (again lol) at a show at Holy Diver. When I first followed him on Instagram, I found this post. It really resonated with me since I am also a black metal photographer… just add a vagina (hahaha!), so just add “being constantly flirted with when I’m just trying to work”. I definitely wanted to keep my eye on him to see what he was going to do after I left and well… he’s been VERY busy! I was kind of surprised that he entered my contest — I didn’t think he’d have the time (haha)! Check out his work!

This mini photo book is from Deathgrave’s set at Cafe Colonial in Sacramento, California on September 15th (final day of their short tour).

Deathgrave has been a major contributor to the bay area metal scene for a while. Bred out of San Jose (my birth town), these crazy fuckers know how to put on a show. If you missed this tour (like me — *cries blood*), I will definitely let you know when they’ll be playing again. And for those of you who don’t know about Deathgrave (whaaaa?!) you can check this out !!!


Photographed by Contest Winner: Cam Evans

If you want to know what they sound like, check out their album “So Real It’s Now” below! So Real, It’s Now is available on CD, vinyl, and digital formats. Digital orders are available at THIS LOCATION where the record can be streamed in its entirety. Place physical orders HERE.

Track Listing:
1) Casket Bath
2) Not Your Average Liquor Store
3) So Read It’s Now
4) Sleeping Through The Shoebox
5) Trichotillo – Mania
6) This Is What You Get Pt. 2
7) Live Fast Die Slow
8) This Is What You Get Pt. 1
9) Carcass Stew
10) Bile-ation
11) Hacker
12) You Can’t Win
13) Face Forager
14) Carnival Grotesque

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