Live Gig Shots is a live music photography website based is in the Midwest. LGS maintains a professional group of photographers, writers and contributors whose passion for music cover an eclectic array of artistic expression. Photos: Charles “Rain” Black /Edward Spinelli /Paul Adams/George Burrows Writers: Nathan Emerson/Scott Tipping
Paul Adams and George Burrows
George created LGS following forty years of attending live music events, evolving from his enthusiastic audience participant to a determination to document his experiences first hand. George’s insights and connections into the world of music has proved invaluable as LGS captures artistic expression through concert photography, artist interviews and relevant industry news.
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.