Our second photoset of the month is courtesy of Brian Santostefano, a photographer who’s been shooting local punk, hardcore, grindcore, metal and indie rock shows since 1999. On Friday, April 20, Santostefano shot Ingrown, Dare, Decline, and x one foot in the grave x during the inaugural show at Galaxie 2.0 in Ravenswood, Chicago.
Santostefano shoots using a Nikon D5100 with a battery pack for balance and stability. He also uses the Nikon sb900 with a pocket bounce for action shots, and utilizes the Tamron 10-24mm wide-angle zoom lens and a fixed Nikkor 35mm lens.
To me personally, it doesn’t matter what you shoot through, it only matters on how you use it.~Photographer Brian Santostefano
In addition to being a talented photographer, Santostefano currently plays guitar and performs the occasional vocal track with hardcore punk band Coronary. His favorite bands to photograph are American Nightmare, Modern Life is War, Hewhocorrupts, Kungfu Rick, Dead to Fall, Burdened, Ovef Ow, Bad Sons, Mystery Actions, and Decline.
x one foot in the grave x
All photos courtesy of Brian Santostefano.