by Kayla Benker

Stars at the Wiltern Theatre – 11/12/10

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I last saw Stars three years ago in Omaha. Back then, no one would go with me (life suggestion: get friends who don’t do musicals). This time, I had both friends and a brand new lens in tow. To launch the gallery of 36 photos from the show, click here.подаръци

Sufjan Stevens at the Wiltern – 10/23/10

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Thanks to the internet gods, I had the best seats in the house (row AAA!) for Saturday’s Sufjan Stevens show at the Wiltern Theatre in Los Angeles. It’s been five years since I last saw Sufjan, so I’d been aching to see him live again. He performed mostly new material from his recent release, The Age of Adz, which is radically different from his other albums in almost every area except quality–it’s still excellent. Check out 32 photos from the show here.

John Legend – 10/1/10

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Yesterday, I had the awesome opportunity to see (and meet! and photograph!) John Legend at a solo acoustic concert present by my school’s Activities Committee. To launch the gallery of 30 pictures, click here.

Pitchfork Music Festival Day 3 – 7/18/10

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Photos from Day 3 of this Summer’s Pitchfork Music Festival at Union Park in Chicago…view the gallery (which includes photos of Beach House, St. Vincent, and Big Boi) HERE.

done! (for now)

If you came before and found some broken links, you should be able to click them now. All the pictures are transferred from the old site now, yay! A couple of the pages still might load pretty slowly, but I’m working on it.



Welcome to my new concert photography website. I decided not to renew my .mac membership, plus I needed a more normal web address, I have to admit. So I decided just to splurge for a domain name. This will be the home of all my pictures as soon as I get them all transfered over here. I might put other stuff on here too, we’ll see. For now though, I’m here, you’re here, let’s get to the pictures.

On the left you probably noticed a list of bands I have photographed. They are in alphabetical order, pretty self-explanatory. If you have an interest, I use a Canon Digital Rebel XT with a 50mm f/1.8 lens, unless noted otherwise.

Enjoy (or at least try to enjoy) the pictures, and send any questions, comments, or hey maybe you want to help an unemployed teenager by buying some prints, by clicking the little envelope in the upper left-hand corner.