Featured Writers



Mayra Ramales is a music and sports enthusiast who created TheSoundLive.com. Her passion for writing and photography has led her to create a platform for fellow writers and photographers to expand their portfolio as contributors to TSL. Artists photographed include Slayer, Lamb of God, Halsey and Mumford & Sons. She hopes to share her love for the arts in order to help others improve their photography skills while indulging in their love for music at the same time. Outside of media related projects, she is also a New York University alumna with a B.S. in Communicative Sciences and Disorders. Want to contribute? Email me! thesoundliveofficial@gmail.com



Marissa Ann began Scryer Photography in 2013 with the purpose of writing concert reviews and music photography. Marissa is self taught as a concert photographer and having many friends as musicians in the New York City rock/heavy metal scene, she focused on photo coverage for local musicians to promote the local music scene. Marissa moved on to larger concert venues to photograph international touring bands soon after. Along with concert photography, Marissa works as a freelance concert/gig/promotional photographer in all five boroughs of New York City. She currently studies Communications for entertainment public relations with the purpose of promoting her own photography and rising artists. Originally from Lakeland, Florida, Marissa has resided in New York City for over ten years. Marissa’s work can be found on her website at www.scryerphoto.com and on Facebook: www.facebook.com/scryerphotonyc





Anjanette is a photographer residing in New Jersey. Anjanette studied art at New Jersey City University earning a Bachelor’s of Art degree with a concentration in photography and is a certified art teacher. Her work has been published and shown in galleries. Anjanette loves photographing the New York City indie music scene, as well as photographing national bands that tour in the tri state area. She is and always will be a city girl at heart. She also photographs events, parties, people, and documents the world around her. When Anjanette is not photographing the music world, she is busy raising her four beautiful children and taking their photos too! A health coach, athletic runner, and a practicing Yogi keep her grounded. Check out www.anjanettephotos.com, Anjanette Photos on Facebook and follow her on Instagram and Twitter. You can find her health coach page on Facebook at Flygirl Fit Food LLC




Darek Solarski comes from a family of artist’s. He learned photography in his father’s old-fashioned darkroom and later studied art in Cracow, Poland. A self-taught guitarist, he fell under the spell of electric guitar after hearing opening riffs of Metallica’s Orion. A guitar aficionado, he enjoys equally trash riffs, wah wah pedals and everything in between. Professionally, he works as an independent graphic designer, illustrator and photographer. Darek is currently developing a story book based around phenomenon of pareidolia and slowly but steadily continues to write music for his concept album ‘Narcissistic Trilogy’. Darek has also been an in-house photographer at NY’s famous Carlton Arms Hotel documenting work of many artists since 2004. Concert photography is an unusual place where his passion for art and music meet. Darek lives in Brooklyn, he loves vegan food, meditation, and running and playing soccer with his two kids. www.dsolarskistudio.com





Monica Stricker is a multi-talented artist living in New York City. From photography to paintings and drawings to being the drummer in the band Shattered Serenade, she does it all. A concert/event photographer with ten years of professional experience, Monica is your female Peter Parker, capturing amazing moments with her trusty camera. One of Monicaʼs photos appeared uncredited in Modern Drummer Magazine and she also toured with the band Tantric as their personal photographer. You can view her work on her Facebook page, Harmony Art Photography. https://www.facebook.com/HarmonyArtPhotography/



Lynn Cappiello (lcappi), a native Brooklynite, is a self-taught, free-lance photographer who travels from gig to gig all over the New York City area.  She started out in 2014 taking photos of spoken-word poets and having made many artistic and musical friends on the NYC Underground Scene, began photographing local bands in order to help them promote themselves and the local music scene.  Her work has been published in NYMAG.com’s Bedford & Bowery, The Villager and NY Waste Magazine and can also be seen on various artists websites.  Photography is her creative outlet and she does this for the love of the music and the artists.  Visit her website  and FB page for more info: http://www.lcappiphotography.com  https://www.facebook.com/lynn.cappiello.5


Michelle Eliza


Michelle Eliza is a recovering opera singer, who sought recovery in rock n roll music and roller derby. Michelle moved to New York City after earning her bachelor degree in music from the University of the Arts in Philadelphia. After a few years singing in operatic productions, Michelle exchanged heels and high notes for wheels and loud noises. She currently lives in Brooklyn where she sings with the rock band Schmeeze. www.thebandschmeeze.com




Joe Bottari is a born-and-raised New Yorker. A self-described “office drone” by day, he keeps himself sane by going to as many shows and taking as many pictures as he can. He still lives on the Lower East Side, where he has lurked for his entire life.




Laura Meoli is an Emmy award winning filmmaker and artist. As founder of LoudaVision Productions, she is committed to creating multimedia content that pushes the boundaries of the artform, and teaching aspiring artists to do the same. Laura also hosts the LoudaVision Podcast to help creative people turn their passion into a career. Her favorite bands are Muse, Taking Back Sunday and Rx Bandits, but her favorite album is dependent on her mood or goal for the day. For creative tips and inspiration, visit www.LauraMeoli.com and connect on social media @LoudaVision

Lucas McAfee, a man who always saw art as a struggle but when it came to seeing bands he loves it never fell flat from pure poetry in motion. As years passed he witnessed the thrive for Long Islands very own music scene and wanted to give back some how. He picked up his iPhone, yes an iPhone and started capturing moments photographers were shocked a phone could even grasp. He also dabbled with using film to bring a simple practice back to life but always stayed true to his roots of being the iPhone photographer. You can see some of his work at https://www.instagram.com/inmoshwetrustproductions



Dan Palumbo is a concert and candid photographer based out of Long Island, New York. Ever since picking up his first Nikon while enrolled in journalism courses at SUNY Purchase, he knew that capturing raw moments with a camera was a passion he’d be able to follow for the rest of his life. Aside from taking photos, Dan enjoys playing guitar, reading, and attending concerts as often as possible, both as a fan and photographer.