The time has come for me to share with you a lovely group of photographers that introduced me to the lovely world of Photowalk Wednesdays! I have been attending these lovely meet ups as often as I can since around November 2017 and have quickly become close and comfortable with the core crew. Being able to learn and grow with these artists is truly inspiring, and their wealth of knowledge and willingness to share it is extremely motivating. These artists exude so much talent, have glowing personalities and really love their art, that’s what makes photowalk such a great environment to be welcomed into. On that note, here are some of the lovely artists themselves! Make sure to check out their links for more of their work and support local art!
The Style Astronaut
F O U N D E R S
Name: Alex Iby
Gear: Canon 5D Mark IV
I am a creator based in Boston, MA! I focus on Photography for the majority of my work, but I also do videography & graphic design. I started taking photos about 3 years ago, but I’ve been in love with art my whole life. Ever since I can remember I was either drawing or painting!
I love shooting portraits & landscapes. To be more specific I love high fashion shoots, street style shoots & adventure photo’s of mountains and lakes and such.
I absolutely love what I do with a burning passion and get so excited to wake up and create something new, every single day.
Name: Munish Gandevia
Gear: Nikon D750 w/ Tamron 24-70mm f/2.8 G2 & Tamron 70-200mm f/2.8 G2
I hail from Burlington, MA. I graduated in 2015 from UMass Lowell from the MIS program and became a Database programmer. I was introduced to the EDM scene through my good friend and DJ, Alex Demarco. Alex is also the person who convinced me to learn photography and I was interested in it at the time. I shot one of his shows out in Lowell in September of 2016 and was hooked. I then met Alex Iby at a show a few weeks later in Worcester. We both happened to be shooting our first night show and that’s how our friendship began. A few weeks of shooting in the winter and PWW was born. I got my first paying client in NH and since then I’ve shot weddings, engagements, senior portraits, products but always came back to concert photography which is where my passion lies. I love being a part of the action and capturing the raw transfer of energy at EDM shows. This year I’m focused on elevating my concert photography game as I really want to become the foremost concert photographer in Boston. With the photowalk, my aim is to create a collaborative safe community of boston photographers that fosters our collective growth.
R E G U L A R S
Name: Omari Spears
I primarily shoot on a Canon 6D with a Tamron 24-70mm f2.8 lens. I’ve also got the Canon 50mm f1.8 which I find myself using less at shows nowadays. I use a Canon 430ex II speedlight as well, mostly in smaller, darker concert venues.
In addition to all of that Canon-centric gear I use a Fujifilm x100 occasionally for street photography and as a general purpose, pocket sized camera for casual settings. It’s also the camera that helped me get started with shooting shows.
I got into photography accidentally. I bought my first DSLR (a Canon T5i) in January of 2017 with the intention of using it to shoot mini documentaries. In the process of learning how to use a camera I became addicted to photography. I started off primarily doing street photography in downtown Boston, and slowly started to include portraits in my work. Now I mainly shoot concerts with a focus on covering local/underground Boston artists, making contributions to Boston Hassle and Allston Pudding.
Name: Xander Brown
Gear: Nikon D750
Was a photojournalist in the Air Force for 6 years, Night life club photographer, bar tender at one of the worlds best cocktail bars.
I have always had a camera in my hand from a young age and have taken every class possible to pursue my passion. Joined the military and became a photo journalist. When I got back from basic training went to school to get my BS in Photography and through a connection at school started nightlife club and rave photography.
Name: Hana Isihara
Gear: Canon 7d mark 2
I’ve always loved taking pictures! It’s a way to keep memories alive and hold moments frozen in time. I’m so thankful for all of the opportunities and people who have helped me on my photography journey.
I started photographing as a kid. I loved taking pictures and then taking the film to be developed. I started shooting more seriously in high school and that’s how I began my sports photography career. I’m very social and love talking with people so it was just natural that I jumped into portraits. My favorite are couples and equine. I do very minimal edits on my images. I want them to speak for themselves and tell a very natural story. In this digital age, I LOVE seeing my work and my clients’ images in print. There’s just something great about a physical photograph or album.
Name: Teddy Petrosky
Gear: Nikon D810
My mom gave me my first camera when I was 14. It was a Minolta Maxxum 7000, and I took that thing everywhere. I studied photography in college, and spent about 8 hours a day in the dark room fine tuning light, and my first job was as a photo lab technician. Portraiture and concerts are my preferred medium – capturing the true essence of a person or the atmosphere a band wants to create is what I’m always hunting for. And to put my own spin on it through my style of editing – I prefer to go aesthetically darker, playing with darker tones and concepts.
Name: Andrew MacRobert
Gear: Canon 5D Mark IV, Canon 85mm f/1.8, Canon 24-70mm f/2.8
I got into photography so I could cover my own shows when I ran a nightlife production company. Since, the company has been retired but photography has remained a passion and job.
The style I try to achieve is “punch you in the face” — I want my images to imbibe the viewer with an emotion within the first millisecond of viewing. It’s the antithesis of gallery room black & white exposés. I don’t want my viewers to have to “figure out” how they feel about something, I want them to immediately know.