Monday, November 3, 2008

Otto's Daughter

I photographed glam/cyber rock band Otto's Daughter at the Somewhere Else Tavern in Greensboro a couple of weeks ago for Lunar Kiss magazine:



Thursday, October 16, 2008

Somewhere Else Tavern

I photographed some bands for Lunar Kiss magazine last weekend at Greensboro's Somewhere Else Tavern:







































Monday, October 6, 2008

Greensborofest 2008

Here's Basalt performing at Greensborofest:

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Meow?

I was shooting a high school tennis match when I saw this cat behind a tree. On the count of three everyone go "awww...."

Saturday, August 16, 2008

Malamondos' CD release party

The Malamondos had their CD release party at the Green Bean in Greensboro last night, and I took some pictures:











Monday, August 11, 2008

Mitch Easter and Pylon

I went to the Pylon show at the Wherehouse last weekend. Here's photo of Mitch Easter with his band Gravel Truck. They did a set of Lets Active covers:



And here's Pylon:





Saturday, July 19, 2008

Invisible

Invisible needed a promo shot for a short tour they're doing, so we took one in their rehearsal space. The keyboard in front is played by the typewriter sitting behind it:


Thursday, July 17, 2008

Internship photos

Here's some photos I took during my internship at the Burlington Times-News:



























Belly Dancers

While I was working at the Burlington Times-News I did a multi-media feature on a local belly dancing troupe, the Southern Belle-ezze. Here's some still photos from the feature:












































Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Sorry about Dresden

Here's the second video from the dotmatrix project:


Sorry About Dresden: Shake Your Fist from Yanni Batsios on Vimeo.

Friday, May 30, 2008

Memorial Day

I'm doing an internship at the Burlington Times-News. Here's some photos I took at a Memorial Day ceremony in Mebane:



dotmatrix project

I've been involved with the dotmatrix Project, Sean Coon's brainstorm for bringing together local bands, videographers and photographers with the aim of boosting the local music scene, as well as other creative endeavours. My contribution has been engineering the live and recorded sound. Here's the first fruits of our labors:


The Radials: Ain't Running Too Fast from Andy Coon on Vimeo.

Thursday, May 8, 2008

Nightlife

Whenever I cover a band or a nightclub, people inevitably ask me to take their picture, or else they begin mugging when they see the camera aiming at them. I usually oblige; it's a digital camera, so I'm not worried about wasting film. I just prefer to capture people in a more natural, candid moment. Sometimes, though, semi-posed photos can actually turn out pretty good. I like the lighting in this one. I had the shutter speed at about 1/4 of a second, and used just enough flash to freeze the people without overwhelming the red light of the nightclub. Doesn't this look like a 1970s disco album cover?

Friday, April 25, 2008

Crazy cats

I've been taking a lot of photos of cats lately. Here's some feral cats I photographed for a class project:







And here's one of the cats that lives at the Wherehouse in Winston-Salem:

Tuesday, April 8, 2008

220 Grill

This photo was taken at the 220 Grill in Asheboro.

Musical chairs

Mark Dixon builds chairs that can be played like a xylophone.

Friday, March 28, 2008

Make a joyful noise unto the Lord

Scotty Irving is a spiritually-influenced noise artist. This photo was taken last Saturday at the Wherehouse in Winston-Salem, but I first met Scotty in 1999 when I did an article about him for the Eden Daily News, his hometown paper. I have no idea what the folks in Eden must have thought of this fellow who flings himself around the stage, bashing on various pieces of percussion while eerie electronic howls wail from the PA speakers. Not exactly "Amazing Grace," I'll tell you that.

Man of mystery

John Hart has written mysteries such as King of Lies and Down River. I took this picture of him for the cover of Yes!Weekly.

Friday, March 21, 2008

Five years on

Anti-war protesters marked the fifth anniversary of the start of the Iraq War with a demonstration Thursday in Greensboro. Hard to believe it's been that long, but the empire rolls on . . .