VIIIA is constructed of a team of highly skilled photographers, drone operators, editors, producers, and cinematographers to meet the needs of any musical event.
Sasha is a New York-based artist who specializes in photography. Being immersed in the city that does not sleep she is mainly inspired by music, art, fashion, and walks of everyday life. Having gone to countless music festivals for over a decade, she has a love for all music genres. You can usually find her front and center, getting down and capturing moments on her Canon.
Florida & Chicago based photographer that loves to photograph it all! From festivals to families, children to couples, as well as, artistic portraits, there’s a wide variety she likes to shoot.
Nearing completion in his BFA (Bachelor Fine Arts) in photography at Herron School of Art & Design Indiana & Purdue University, IUPUI. Joe Chung has photographed numerous events, dozens of concerts countless weddings and many commercial opportunities. His highlights include photographing the United States Presidential Arrival on Air Force One, and the president himself. His partnerships with numerous companies such as SFX entertainment, Life in Color, ForRent.com, Walmart, Dr. Pepper, Wells Fargo, Wounded Warrior Project showcases his incredible versatility. When he is not photographing on assignment, he enjoys playing the guitar, flying his drone, making art, reading horror novels and finding the next delicious mushroom meal.
Live music. Natural beauty. Human form. Personality. The aspects of life that attract and inspire Alex. His photos represent flow, motion, and mischief. It is the story of glowing youth, of glowing individuality and connection, that can only be told properly by an artist who himself is immersed. Immersed in life. Alex’s work is an honest exploration of the facets of life in which he finds the most joy and the most mystery. His portfolio is a collection of a photo magic fueled by music, play, and formless interaction.
Craig Morse is a freelance, d.i.y., photographic documentarian and artist, as well as a writer and social critic. Both personally and professionally, he is most drawn to the social fringe, being those who are creative, eccentric, marginalized, and misunderstood, but especially those individuals and communities who are self-realized and wholly authentic. More than just a photographer, Craig is a passionate observer, an intrepid chronicler, a critical yet optimistic humanist, a pictorial cultural anthropologist, and a people's visual historian. His curiosity for, and fascination with, human nature is inexhaustible, guiding him toward a wide array of cultural paradigms, most specifically disappearing and emerging cultures. He does this because, at heart, he is an explorer who wishes to better understand himself, humanity, and the context within which we all live and interact. And though the photographer's camera generally functions as an inert tool that serves a purpose, for Craig, it helps him to build an archive that serves as his experiential memory. Meanwhile, having been independent, without editorial constraints, or a capital driven agenda, he has been able to dedicate himself to living in-the-moment, going-with-the-flow, and being true to his own ethic, thereby bringing to light an intimate narrative while making meaningful social connections. When it's all said and done, Craig believes that the journey is the destination, so that no person, no experience, no lesson, and no opportunity should be taken-for-granted. As such, he attempts to live a life that is both personally fulfilling and socially contributive while he also attempts to make sense of that which connects each of us to our hidden selves, to each other, to our planet, and to that which seems intangible or ethereal which can only be described as our connection to the great unknown. As such, Craig hopes that his portfolio of images and words will tell a story that may one day play a part in inspiring succeeding generations to realize our potential to become a substantive, conscious, and perhaps even an enlightened species.
Grew up in suburb of Kansas City, Mo where I currently reside as a professional portrait photographer. I had never been to a festival or shot a concert for that matter when Music Festival Central (MFC) asked me if I would be interested in working for them. I hesitated then jumped in head first and after 3 years I have covered over 15 festivals and have even become an official photographer for Wakarusa on Mulberry Mountain and Arise in Loveland, Co. When I am not traveling this beautiful country taking pictures of everything in my path, I am a homebody who likes to play with my 3 dogs on our farm, play in my garden and go camping. My favorite bands are Rising Appalachia, Greensky Bluegrass, Fruition, Twiddle & STS9. My favorite festy foods are Fried Oreos, Spicy Pie & Asian Sensation!
Founder of VIIIA and Co-Founder of Music Festival Central. Die-hard festival photographer, producer, world traveler, talent advocate, event curator, and fanatic of live music.
After attending Columbia College Chicago with a concentration in cinematography and directing Garrick quickly gained real life on set experience. After years of working from assistant camera to camera operator and now gaining gigs as director of photography for national and web commercials, Garrick has had the great fortune to work on spots for MasterCard, Infinity, FireStone, Cheez-Its and more. Always looking to take on new challenges and grow both as a professional and an artist. Garrick takes on each projects with the mind state to create something innovative and from an engaging perspective. Garrick now owns his own production company Garrick Film and has a shooting Studio in Chicago, he works on location as a DP, director, camera operator and Ronin operator. Garrick also finds himself editing various projects along the way.
Born and raised in New Orleans, Zack Luther has begun his quest for photographic supremacy with the opening of LazyEye Photography.
I’m a festival junkie who lives off dirty bass, a dank slice of pizza and good vibes. Find me up front and center at any music festival busting out my trap arms, turning strangers into family and capturing every single moment both behind and in front of the camera. To me it’s all about the experience and sharing the love with everyone that I meet. I’ve found a deep connection to others through music and photography that speaks louder than words alone. Traveling the world is one of my favorite things to do and I’ve found that music and photography can transcend through cultural barriers which allows me to connect to people that may not even speak the same language. No matter where I am, whether it be a sold-out concert, a new country where I don’t speak the language, that new art exhibit downtown or just at home kicking back with some friends, you can bet I’ll be documenting every second. Life’s all about those little moments and I intend on sharing those with others to help them find fun things to do and people to meet.
Quentin Dupree has been snapping pictures of the masses for years from celebrities to the most eccentric characters the city can offer. The young photographer is born and based in the city of Atlanta primarily shooting portraits and events. His love for photography was sparked when he was given a free camera from another artist which is the main reason he’s open to share his knowledge with other aspiring photographers.
Nick has spent nearly a lifetime perfecting the art of image creation through the transition from film to digital media. He takes pride in always using the most cutting edge equipment throughout the whole production process to help make our client’s story come alive effectively and efficiently.
Brad has been shooting an array of different styles of photos from advertising to festivals for many years. He captures amazing shots of both artists and those enjoying the festivities around him.
A Northern Californian, born to artist parents. Living in Chicago. I had a love for photography in my younger years but got distracted by checking IDs and making vodka sodas. I rediscovered my passion for pictures when my mother gifted me her camera. Since starting this journey I have learned to see my surroundings in a new way. Appreciating the simple beauty in the fine lines of a building downtown, the grime of the L train, the grit of the streets and the ever-changing canvas of the sky.
Josh Skolnik is a Chicago based photographer that specializes in live music photography. From Rob Zombie to Tom Petty, Josh has shot many artists at a variety of locations. Electric Forest, Summer Camp and Suwannee Hulaween are just a few of the festivals he’s photographed. Although live music is his specialty, he has covered everything from Weddings to Restaurant Openings. He was recently hired to shoot for a Non-profit organization where he will travel to Israel to cover a myriad of events. Photography is truly Josh’s passion and he feels his growth knows no bounds.