Live Gig Shots is a live music photography website based in the Midwest, covering all musical genres and featuring major artists/venues alongside up and coming artists. Paul Adams and George Burrows are the site’s primary photographers, but other photographers and journalists occasionally contribute content from other areas of the United States and Europe.
George created the site after forty years of attending live music events, evolving from an enthusiastic audience participant to a person determined to document everything he saw. George’s insights and connections in the world of live music proved invaluable as he began to capture his passion through photography. George’s shooting began in the early years of the Wanee Music Festival in Live Oak, Florida; along with artists such as Joe Bonamassa and the Drive-By Truckers at the historic Englert Theatre in Iowa City, Iowa. George is gaining recognition for his ability to document an artist’s musical energy.
Paul became a primary photojournalist for the Live Gig Shots in 2012 after regularly contributing photographs, content and technical shooting advice throughout the life of the site since its inception in 2010. George met Paul during Paul’s tenure as manager of Porter’s Camera in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Paul’s shooting style blends a photo-journalistic approach with an artful eye; providing a unique depth to the event being covered. His work is quickly recognizable and some of the best event photography being produced today.
Katie Hamre joined the team early in the summer of 2013, to assist with the site’s graphic design and online marketing. Like George and Paul, she is passionate about music – you will find her volunteering as greeter or usher at Legion Arts (CSPS) from time to time, and her public Spotify playlists are pretty rad. The rest of her time is dedicated to soapmaking and the green living blog she’s been developing.