Wednesday, March 3, 2010

My First Paying Gig

So this Friday I am going on my first paying photography gig. Well sort of. I was *hired* by one of Damiens Friends to take pictures at a Local Show Friday night. That he is putting on.

My boyfriend is in the buffalo Hip Hop scene, not the stuff you hear on the radio. He hates that stuff. He is more Old School as he likes to call it. Damien and his best friend Johnny are Emcees. And they have a 3 man band behind them. a guitarist, a drummer who also happens to johnny's- sisters boyfriend. Did I lose you yet??? NO ok.. and a bass player,who is the one putting on this show.

I Have meant to post a video of their stuff for sometime.. Their bands name is Askew's Livematic Vibes. And Damien is the one in the Sabres Jersey.

This is a show they did in April 09..

Well anyway He is paying me $35 to take pictures at this show he is putting on Friday. They are not in this show, so while I normally take a bunch at their shows. This is the first time I am getting paid to take pictures at a show they are not in.

It's a low amount sure, but everyone has to start somewhere!

Shelly <3


  1. WOW... $35 is definitely a start and more than that, it's an excellent resume-builder there. :)

  2. Congratulations!
    Remember the more images you take, the more you read the better you get.
    Good job Shelly.