Back in 1999 I was living in Orlando. I had taken a photojournalism class while working on my degree in Advertising/Public Relations, and that had lead to my doing some work as a freelance photographer. (You may recall my water main shot I previously posted). I started working with some local bands, one of which was Von Ra. I got to know them well, even travelling with them to Atlanta and Nashville to shoot them in label-seeking showcases. They eventually went national, but never got the radioplay needed to thrive. The biggest accomplishments were touring with Creed and having a single on the Smallville (TV) Soundtrack.
In these shots, I was experimenting with low-light and concert-lighting. The results included some cool blur effects, especially if you look at the amp in the second shot, check the lights.