Erique 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!