All posts by Tom McDonald

Tom is a Chicago based aerial and live music photographer in addition to his day job as an investment banker. His aerial photography has been featured in numerous travel and tourist publications and his work can be found in collections across the country. He started writing concert reviews and photographing live music as a journalist at the Michigan Daily, the student newspaper at the University of Michigan and as a stringer for the Detroit Free Press in the 1980’s, and dreamed about being a writer/photographer for Rolling Stone magazine. But he switched to a business degree, and after a 30 year career in the finance world, is thrilled to be back in the game shooting and writing about live music. Tom grew up in Detroit on the music of Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye, Aretha Franklin, and Motown, and has a deep appreciation for hip hop, jazz and rock. He sees dozens of live concerts and shows a year at venues all over the Chicagoland area. He looks forward to sharing his work with OnStage Review readers. Instagram @tmcd.chi