Contributors

| Nicci Allen | Matthew Belter | Greg Hamil | Marc Hlavac |
| Enrique Orea | Dan Scheiman | Candy Stresinshe | David Urmanski |


Nicci Allen


Nicci Allen is a photography/graphic design major who has been an active and involved member of the music scene since she was a teenager.
Whether it was bartending concerts at The Pearl Room, being an involved member of the Girls of Metal, booking and promoting local shows and benefits, attending festivals and supporting artists of every genre, or DJing and writing her own music, Nicci has always made music a staple in her way of life.

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Matthew Belter


Matthew Belter started viewing life through the lens in high school and continued that practice during his more than 20 years in retail. Executive roles for a variety of companies provided him with the opportunity to travel the country. Now he specializes in live concert photography, as well as portraiture, landscapes, and sports. Live music has long been a hobby, and he appreciates the challenge of representing the raw joy, focus, determination, and effort he sees on stage.


Greg Hamil

I got my first camera when I was in the 5th Grade and at 52 years old, I still haven’t stopped shooting! My first concert was Van Halen in 1978 and I have seen hundreds of bands since. I love all genre’s of music (some more than others), but it doesn’t matter if I like the artist’s music or not, there is just something about a live performance that I just can’t get enough of. I have been an event photographer, house photographer, and have had my photos shown in many online and print publications. I hope you enjoy my work and I look forward to shooting and reviewing many shows!

 

 

 

 


Marc Hlavac


A music lover since the age of ten, Marc prides himself on an appreciation for diversity. From jazz to metal, country to hip hop, EDM to funk; he lives and breathes live music. Attending a handful of music festivals a year throughout the Midwest as well as concerts nearly every weekend, Marc passionately believes in music’s power to unite and inspire. He has been a musician for over a decade.

Favorite artists range from Muddy Waters and Miles Davis to The Beatles and Led Zeppelin, to Nas and A Tribe Called Quest. Current favorites include St. Paul and the Broken Bones, Snarky Puppy, Zac Brown Band, G-Eazy, Logic, and Lotus.

 


Enrique Orea

 

My passion for concert photography began when I attended my first show at the age of 17, watching the 69 Eyes and Cradle of Filth perform at the “Irving Plaza” in New York City. It was also the first time I purchased my first compact camera so that I’d be able to relive that night through the images. The love of music and concerts would have me waking up early mornings, even skipping school at times so I could be first in line, in order to take decent photos of the musicians and hopefully catch a guitar pick from the guitarists. But it wasn’t until 2014 that I was fortunate enough to purchase my first DSLR camera and given the opportunity to photograph local bands. Whether it’s a house show, bar show or a well-known venue, if I can bring in my camera, I’ll be there!

 


Dan Scheiman


With an entirely open and unbiased obsession with music, Dan decided to take the opportunity given to him to share his thoughts for On Stage Review. Having been to hundreds of concerts of a variety of styles and genres over the years, he’s no stranger to live music. He has been playing bass guitar for over twelve years now and has been dabbling in vocal work, drums, and piano for almost as long. Growing up listening to metal and industrial then transitioning into jazz and classical, and now having a particular love for funk or anything that grooves; his perspective comes from a well-rounded musical background and some amateur experience as a musician.


Candy Stresinshe


I’ve been a fan of music for as long as I can remember. I was introduced to hard rock and metal when I was in high school, but eventually developed a taste for other genres as well. I loved going to concerts and seeing the artists perform, so it made sense that I would want to capture those moments when I picked up a camera and started learning photography. I’ve been shooting shows since 2010 and will happily shoot anything from rock to country, metal to reggae. Just put me in the pit and I can shoot it!


David Urmanski


As an avid music-lover my entire life, I really dove head first in hard rock and hair metal in the 1980’s when I attended my first concert, Ozzy Osbourne, when I was just 14 years old. From then on, I attended concerts on a regular basis and skipped school, as needed, so I could wait in line, with film camera in hand, to be front row at the local general admission shows held in Green Bay, Wisconsin in attempt to witness a great show and capture a photo or two of my favorite artists.
I always enjoy meeting fellow music-lovers and sharing stories so if we should meet in the future, chances are good that I will either have a camera or guitar pick in hand. I hope you enjoy my work!