Andy Jillson – Administrator (Editor & Chief Photographer)
My name is Andy Jillson. I’m a concert photographer, writer, music fanatic, and the owner and administrator of Hazy Eye Media. I’m a self-taught digital photographer and launched Hazy Eye Media in September 2019, after about 5 years of practice photographing rock bands in my free time.
Hazy Eye Media is a small group of dedicated photographers, writers, and music fans who primarily cover shows in DC, MD, VA, and PA. We take what we do seriously, but have fun while doing it. I started a music and sports media outlet to showcase my love of live music, concert photography, and local sporting events. It’s just that simple.
Sean Rider – Contributor (Photographer/Writer)
Sean Rider is a photographer, entrepreneur, and music lover currently covering events in the St. Louis area. He has been working both on stage as a photographer and behind it as a stage hand for over 10 years, and has been involved in over 500 different live events. Comfortable both on-stage or in the crowd, he seeks to capture the essence of each event he covers and deliver that feeling to the reader as genuinely as possible.
If you would like to see more of his work or reach out for more information, you can do so at www.seanriderphoto.com.
Mario Terrana – Contributor (Photographer/Writer)
My name is Mario Terrana. As a Dallas and Forth Worth based photographer, I began pursuing my career in Miami, FL in 2016 and have been privileged to shoot among some of the greatest talents in sports and music. From every touchdown to every touch up, my career as an event photographer has become the definition of a dream come true.
Whether standing in front of an ambitious musician at a concert or a goal-driven player on the field, my passion for photography is fueled by capturing the adrenaline-pumping elements behind every candid moment. My portfolio showcases a variety of highlighted shots taken in my career thus far. I am driven by capturing every instant action to every raw emotion, while conveying the stories behind each event.
Max Ruehrmund – Contributor (Photographer/Writer)
My name is Max Ruehrmund and I am a photographer and videographer based out of Baltimore, Maryland. Live music is a passion of mine and I have used photography to share that passion with those around me. Through my work, I capture not just the show but the entire musical performance, the hard work of the crew, and most importantly, the experience of those who attended. In essence capturing the emotion, light, and sound while creating captivating memorable, and engaging content for my clients.
The pandemic forced me to think outside the box and challenge industries I may have never ventured including weddings, sports, and architectural photography. Keeping in step with skills developed from the prior, Hazy Eye Media will further strengthen my profession while approaching a new form of media. Catch me this summer at your favorite festival or venue. If you would like to see more of my work or reach out for more information, you can do so at https://www.maxlifephoto.com/.
Joseph Strand – Contributor (Writer)
Joseph Strand is a Chicago native currently based in New York City. He is a Director of Photography and a professional Video Editor, with a focus on music video production, documentaries, and humanitarian communications. An avid music lover and musician, Joe has a strong bias towards rock music; particularly alternative, grunge, industrial, electronic, and anything with a strong social or cosmic consciousness.
He is a self taught guitarist and experimental sound designer, inspired by individuals who empower others and challenge the status quo. Strand is in the process of forming a new band around his ambitious bass driven synth rock music, alongside his freelance photography that focuses on creative portraiture and the avant garde. “Josepher” as he is sometimes called, is the Administrator for Hazy Eye Media and writes exclusively for Hazy Eye Media.
Abdullah Konte – Contributor (Photographer)
My name is Abdullah Konte. I’m currently a house photographer for The Fillmore and I cover shows for Live Nation as well. I’m a professional photographer and have a passion for capturing unique moments of all types. My event photography capabilities include concerts, sports games, corporate programs, weddings, and much more.
I love concert photography, but also enjoy fashion, architecture, real estate, nature, and street photography. As someone who worked as an accountant for eight years, I bring a certain brand of professionalism and seriousness to my photographic work. My home base is the DC Metropolitan Area, although I travel for both work and personal adventures — capturing various sights as I pass by.
Jordan August – Contributor (Photographer/Writer)
My name is Jordan August. I’m a concert photographer and occasional writer for Hazy Eye Media. I started as a freelance photographer in Philadelphia, PA and currently reside in Pennsylvania, but Baltimore, MD is where I really where I got my start freelancing. I have years of experience shooting a variety of subjects and have never limited myself to one type or genre of photography. In the beginning, concert photography was just a way for me to combine two of my passions, taking photos and music. It was the perfect balance of work and play. That being said, I eventually realized I could make a career out of it.
I exposed myself to the mainstream art scene in Baltimore and catapulted my brand into the forefront. I designed a unique logo to make my work recognizable. A year later that logo (a simple tree with my name, “Jordan August”) became the most sought after trademark of every local band. It took me some time to find my niche and create a name for myself in the industry, but it’s paid off. Concert photography has paved my path to success and become my area of expertise.
Now I’ve been given the opportunity and have the ability to expand my portfolio and creative outlets in ways I never thought possible. I’m able to travel all over the country for my clientele. It’s been almost a decade, 500+ concerts, 250+ bands, and countless hours of editing photos, but all my hard work has finally paid off. Jordan August Photography is officially a house hold name in fine art performance photography. Check out my official website, Jordan August Photography, for examples of my work and info on how to obtain my services.
Shane Gardner – Contributor (Photographer)
My name is Shane K. Gardner. I’m a Baltimore-based music photographer; freelancing for I.M.P, Live Nation, Decibel Magazine, and others. My primary focus is Rock ‘n’ Roll imagery. Maybe I’ll see you at a show or maybe you’d like to hire me for your photography needs. Check out my official website, ROCK N ROLL SOCIALITE, for examples of my work and info on how to obtain my services.
Brad Price – Contributor (Photographer)
My name is Brad Price. I’m a freelance photographer residing in Maryland. What started as shooting my friends’ bands playing house shows in high school wound up becoming my strongest passion. I’ve been bringing my camera to shows since late 2017, and it’s added a whole new dimension to my concert experiences.
The first time I ever managed to get a camera into a show was J. Roddy Walston & the Business at Ottobar in Baltimore August 2017. October 2017 was the first time I actually had a photo pass to shoot a show, and that was for Metz at the Rock & Roll Hotel in DC. I remember I texted my buddy saying, “This is what I want to do forever,” during the between-band smoke break. Now I’m trying continually working on obtaining photo passes and posting my work on a music blog. Check out my official website Planet B Photography.
JayQuan – Contributor (Writer)
JayQuan is a music historian with an emphasis on Hip-Hop. He has directly experienced the music and culture since its late 70’s explosion, and has written about it online for the last 2 decades. Check out his official website, JayQuan Presents The Foundation, for examples his work and info on how to obtain his services or just pick his brain.
In addition to operating his own website and YouTube channel called “The Foundation”, he is the official historian and minister of information at the D.C. Hip-Hop museum and a member of the curatorial committee at the Universal Hip-Hop museum in the Bronx New York. Jay writes for several publications including Universal Music’s Udiscover website and also speaks at colleges and universities.
Marley Hein – Contributor (Photographer)
My name is Marley Hein. I’m a freelance photographer and music blogger. I currently live in Montgomery County, Maryland. I cover shows around DC, MD, and VA. I’m 27 yrs old and I’ve been a freelance photographer for 4 years. I was born and raised in the DMV and love being closely connected with the surrounding music scene.
Rick Jones – Contributor (Writer)
Rick Jones is an English professor at a community college in a Chicago suburb. He bought his first 45, “They’re Coming To Take Me Away, Ha Ha” by Napoleon XIV and first album, “Li’l Red Riding Hood” by Sam the Sham and The Pharoahs in 1966, and became hooked on music. Today, he has between 15,000 to 20,000 45s, 78s, LPs, and CDs in his personal collection. Rick is also an avid concert-goer, having attended close to 800 concerts and seeing close to, if not more than, 2500 performers since 1969. He says he must listen to music every day. This man is a wealth of musical knowledge.
Alex Seeley – Contributor (Photographer)
Sadly, Alex passed away after a long battle against cancer. However, he’s rocking out with us in the photo pits at every metal show. Rock In Peace, my friend.
Sara Molovinsky – Webmaster & Assistant Editor