Music Photographer Interview: Alex Feldmann

Interview by Yising Kao, Photos by Alex Feldmann

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What inspired you to start doing photography?

I was at my first ever concert and got one clear shot from my terrible phone camera and completely fell in love with the idea of turning something like that into a career.

What are some of your goals?

Eventually I want to be able to go on tour with a band and be able to do it every night. But as far as something more realistic for now, I want to discover new editing styles and test myself with that more.

Who are your photographer inspirations?

The first photographer who I really feel in love with was Adam Elmakias, but in more recent years I've really started to look up to Brad Heaton and Andy Deluca.

What do you hope to convey through your work?

How much live music can make you feel. From the first show I've been to to now, getting to go to shows has shown me and a lot of other people I've talked to how alive they can make you feel. It's like I've unlocked a whole new range of emotions. And I want to be able to try and show even part of that through what I do to people who haven't been to a concert before, or who have but want to remember what that feels like, because that's so important to me.

Do you have any advice for aspiring music photographers?

I would just go for it. I started taking pictures a few years before I tried turning it into some kind of career and would think about how badly I wanted it to work out constantly. Not every aspect will go how you want it to, and it might take a little while to get things going, but when it does, it’s so worth it and it’s one of the best feelings in the world. Also, if a band or someone else posts your pictures without credit, bug them until they give it to you! Don’t feel bad for wanting to be credited for your work.