The Best Music Photographer in Dallas: Now Accepting Nominations [Update]

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Danny Fulgencio
R.L.'s Blues Palace #2. Slideshow.
A bad concert photograph -- and the vast, vast majority of them are bad -- is little more than a token, useful as a reminder if you were there and not particularly useful for anything if you weren't. But a great one can be the best possible document. It can contain a narrative and visceral impact.

Dallas is rich with great concert photographers. You can find their work in professional outlets like this one and in personal outlets as narrowly targeted as a tumblr. In an effort to get to know some of the finest a little better, we're going to spend the next month or so finding and crowning the best live music photographer in Dallas.

Update, 2/10: Today is your last day to nominate someone. We'll begin sorting through the hundreds (!) of responses tomorrow and pick our finalists from there.

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Here's how it will work: We'll accept your nominations right now -- you can simply put them in the comments below. We'll submit all of those to a panel of experts who won't know the names attached to the work, and that panel will determine a field of ten finalists. The finalists will each be featured on DC9 at Night, and a public vote will determine the winner.

To submit someone:
-Write her name in the comments below.
-Include a link to (ideally) a personal portfolio or (alternately) an example of his published work.
-That's it!

Who is eligible?
Anyone who takes pictures at live music events. You can submit yourself. You don't have to be a professional and you don't have to exclusively shoot shows. Danny Fulgencio, for example, took the photo you see at the top of this post of Big Charles Young for our story on R.L.'s Blues Palace #2. The majority of his work isn't concert photography, but if someone would like to nominate him, that person would simply need to point us in the direction of his live music work.

Many of Dallas' best have done work for the Observer and it would be unfair to exclude them -- those people are also eligible. Because the submission process is completely open and the finalists are determined blindly, they are at no particular advantage.

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252 comments
mjm0297
mjm0297

Someone nominated me but put an old website, here is my port work: www.mikemezphotography.com 


- Mike Mezeul II

aksavage23
aksavage23

Ide like to nominate Skylar Rain for best music photographer 
Facebook.com/SkylarRain

Htown16
Htown16

Skylar Rain

Www.facebook.com/SkylarRain

Check him out. Talented in many different arts

Htown16
Htown16

Skylar Rain

Www.facebook.com/SkylarRain

nikilovesdogs
nikilovesdogs

Skylar Rain is amazingly talented.

Skylar Rain

www.facebook.com/SkylarRain

Kravenrain
Kravenrain

Skylar Rain

www.facebook.com/SkylarRain

TheEDT
TheEDT

Bill Ellison @ The Granada


speedatnight
speedatnight

Caroline Basile - http://brightlightdarkroom.tumblr.com/tagged/concerts
An amazing photographer, feel free to check out her entire blog of images, not just the concert images. (click on the images to view larger resolutions)

If I had to choose two specific sets of images to exemplify her style it would be;


http://brightlightdarkroom.tumblr.com/post/21313532523/amanda-palmer-and-neil-gaiman-good-records
Amanda Palmer and Neil Gaiman at Good Records. It's important to note that they are married and you can easily see the look of adoration Neil holds for his wife in the main image.


I would also choose this set of images of the Psychedelic Furs when they visited the Granada Theater.


http://brightlightdarkroom.tumblr.com/post/35045598236/psychedelic-furs-granada-theater-one-of-my



rjb32
rjb32

Melissa Arnold....Texas Red Photography

dirkknight
dirkknight

Melissa Arnold/

facebook.com/Texas Red Productions and Photography.

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