About - Brad Moore

About

THE SHORT VERSION

I'm Brad Moore, a concert photographer in Tampa, Florida. Two of my biggest passions are music and photography. I love being able to combine the two in an attempt to capture the best moments of shows from a unique and creative perspective. Hopefully I'm able to achieve this goal in a way that gets viewers excited about the music as well.

THE SLIGHTLY LONGER VERSION

I'm a twenty-something guy living in Tampa who loves going to concerts with my camera. Originally from Tennessee, I've been around music all my life, though I can't play or sing worth a lick. So photography is the avenue of choice to share my love of music, and hopefully help viewers of my work discover new artists. Plus I get a buzz off being inches away from music legends when I have the chance.

When I'm not shooting shows, I work with Scott Kelby and the gang at Kelby Media Group as Scott's photo assistant and the photo studio manager. Among other great opportunities while here, I've been a contributing photographer to some of Scott's bestselling books, including The Digital Photography Book Set, as well as managing his hugely popular guest blog series.

Before coming down to sunny Florida, I spent a couple of years assisting Joe McNally. During my time with Joe, I tried to absorb everything I could about lighting and photography while assisting on jobs for National Geographic, Sports Illustrated, Golf Digest, FedEx, Nikon, and Micron. That last client was a particularly eventful job for me…

AND, IF YOU CARE ABOUT THIS KIND OF STUFF

FAVORITE MUSIC (in no particular order)
The Beatles, Derek Webb, Arcade Fire, David Crowder Band, fun., Girl Talk, Kanye West, Bob Dylan, Sufjan Stevens, The Avett Brothers, Vampire Weekend, Future of Forestry, The Black Keys, Ra Ra Riot, Mumford & Sons, NEEDTOBREATHE, Wilco, Sleigh Bells, David Bowie, anything Jack White does, The Zombies, Josh Ritter, Joseph Arthur, and a bunch of other stuff.

FAVORITE MOVIES
Confessions of a Dangerous Mind, Thank You for Smoking, (500) Days of Summer, Black Swan, Garden State, Almost Famous, Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist, Network, Monty Python and the Holy Grail, Juno, Donnie Darko, Amelie, Orange County, Little Miss Sunshine, Shaun of the Dead, Role Models, O Brother Where Art Thou?, Dan In Real Life, Stranger Than Fiction, and many more...

FAVORITE TV SHOWS
Scrubs, Dexter, Mad Men, Modern Family, Friday Night Lights, Community, 30 Rock, How I Met Your Mother, The Big Bang Theory, House, Bones, Entourage, Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip, Pushing Daisies, Dead Like Me, Kitchen Nightmares, Colbert, The Daily Show.

FAVORITE BOOKS
Pictures Under Discussion by John Loengard, Life Classic Photographs edited by John Loengard, Blue Like Jazz by Donald Miller, A Million Miles in a Thousand Years by Donald Miller (I don't read as much as I'd like to).