Photos: Gary LoVerde

Mountain of Wizard at Webb’s Bywater Music
Published  August 2015

“I took my first live band photo a little over 30 years ago. I started out using shitty point-and-shoot film cameras. One of them was so shattered, after
noticing that I had to stick my finger in the hole (where the shutter button used to be) to snap a photo, Lee Ving (of FEAR) quipped ‘THAT’S a punk rock camera.’ To this day, I still prefer to use  equipment that is less than new because I tend to gravitate towards bands that attract rowdy crowds. Although it could be argued that I am less than wise when I carry (and operate) multi-thousand dollar equipment ‘in the pit,’ I would counter
that the only way I can capture the photos that I crave is by balancing on the thin line between wisdom and stupidity. I’ll wrap this up with a few words of advice to aspiring rock‘n’roll photographers: If you are worried about your camera breaking, you are probably going to miss the shot.”

Mountain of Wizard at Webb’s Bywater Music

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