on over-thinking, staying grounded, and robert mapplethorpe

holy ghost tent revival @ local 506, originally uploaded by minervacat. I am one of those people whose mind generally moves faster than she can keep up with it. I am constantly thinking, constantly cooking up ideas and projects and making lists of things to do and see and eat and listen to and achieve…

holy ghost tent revival @ local 506, may 2010

Never, ever a bad show from these guys, and sometimes a tremendous one, like last night. A few more shots behind the jump, and the rest of the set is here. I’ve been frustrated with my shooting lately — the last month or so — and am finding that I’m harder on myself than I…

holy ghost tent revival @ the pour house

holy ghost tent revival @ the pour house, originally uploaded by minervacat. You guys are probably one of the only cities that understands what that’s like. ‘Cause you — the city of DC, from what I’ve read, in certain books, you nurture your own bands, you go see your own bands. If they’re local, you…

the new familiars @ local 506

the new familiars @ local 506, originally uploaded by minervacat. At the end of the summer, when I was asking people to pick out photos for me to talk about, my Kat picked this one. It has sat in my “to post” folder every since, waiting for me to figure out what to say about…

holy ghost tent revival @ trekky records studio

holy ghost tent revival @ trekky records studio, originally uploaded by minervacat. I’m really hung up on music studio photography lately; that’s what’s been kicking me into high mental gear this week. In specific, this photo of My Chemical Romance’s Ray Toro (left) and Gerard Way (right) has just absolutely fascinated me. That’s my inspiration…

bristol rhythm & roots: holy ghost tent revival

bristol rhythm & roots: holy ghost tent revival, originally uploaded by minervacat. “One thing pop music is good for is remembering that somewhere inside us is the potential for unvanquishable joy.” — John Darnielle

holy ghost tent revival @ local 506

holy ghost tent revival @ local 506, originally uploaded by minervacat. In the last year, I’ve seen these boys an absurd number of times, in more than a dozen venues spread across three states; I’ve hung out with them in the studio, and while they played chess and put cats on producers’ heads and watched…

holy ghost tent revival @ trekky records studio

holy ghost tent revival @ trekky records studio, originally uploaded by minervacat. These boys are unofficially officially releasing their new EP at the 506 tonight, so an old shot from the time I spent in the studio with them this spring. Those couple of days were some of the most fun I’ve had working this…

worth getting up for: september

holy ghost tent revival @ the pour house, originally uploaded by minervacat. Worth getting up for in September: the Avett Brothers’ I And Love And You, Lucero’s 1372 Overton Park, the Mountain Goats’ the Life of the World to Come, Mason Jennings’ Blood of Man; free tickets to shows at the 506; yelling at TJ…

holy ghost tent revival @ local 506

holy ghost tent revival @ local 506, originally uploaded by minervacat. Rocking my world in terms of inspiration this week: Pete Turner. Jeff Curto — the guy who does the History of Photography podcast from a few weeks ago — turned me on to Pete Turner, and I’ve spent several marvelous evenings with his website….