Mayra Ramales is a music and sports enthusiast currently the manager of TheSoundLive.com and contributor to MMA sports website LowKickMMA.com. Her passion for writing and photography has led her to create a platform for other fellow writers and photographers to expand their portfolio as contributors to The Sound Live. Artists photographed include Slipknot, Sarah McLachlan, and Mumford & Sons. Her love for music transcends genres and go from heavy metal all the way to soul and country. She hopes to share her love for the arts in order to help others improve their skills and enjoy live music at the same time. Want to contribute? Email me! [email protected]
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.
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.