It's mid August in Missoula, MT and that means only one thing to an ever-increasing number of partiers, rockers, floaters, barbecuers and good-time-havers: It's TOTAL FEST TIME! Having photographed this gem of an event for the past several (4? 5?) years, I am stoked to see that one of my images has wriggled its way onto the cover of this week's Missoula Independent. The shot is of No-Fi Soul Rebellion front man Mark Heimer doing his thing in the crowd at the Badlander. Seeing this cover gets me excited for this year's line up of bands. Especially some little known, soft rock emo band by the name of Red Fang.
A couple weeks back I was asked by good friend and 1/3 of the genius that is Dead Hipster, Chris Baumann if I'd be willing to spend a Thursday night photographing them in action at one of their Thursday night Dead Hipster dance parties. This is kind of like asking a kid if they would like to stick their face in a bag of sugar. Obviously, I didn't need much time to think about it. Here are a few shots from an insanely fun Thursday night shooting at the Badlander. I can't thank Chris, Mike and Abi enough for allowing me to a part of the fun. If you ever happen to be in Missoula on a Thursday night and want to max out your fun-o-meter, go to Dead Hipster.