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Raymond Ahner  ⚑️ Photographer | San Francisco and Beyond ⚑️


One more from the Testament show last week. Alex Skolnick in a sea of strobes.. #alexskolnick #testament #sanfrancisco #bayareathrash #concertphotography #peoplescreative πŸ“· : @raymondahner #practicewhatyoupreach

Got a few nights off this week before heading to Las Vegas for Punk Rock Bowling. Always one of my favorite festivals to photograph. It's going to be 3 days straight of taking photos from about noon- 2am. So many awesome bands on the bill and at the club shows including Iggy Pop, Television, Discharge,The Addicts, The Dickies, Choking Victim, Municipal Waste, etc., etc., etc.. One of the bands I'm most looking forward to is OFF!, who are always great to photograph. This is from January 1st, 2016 at the Warfield Theater. #off! #punkrockbowling #punkrock #concertphotography #musicphotography #lasvegas πŸ“· : @raymondahner #voidyouout

William Reid of The Jesus and Mary Chain at the Fox Theater last night. Always a tough shoot, but they still sound great.
β€’#williamreid #jesusandmarychain #honeysdead #concertphotography #peoplescreative πŸ“· : @raymondahner πŸ‘#aprilskies #psychocandy @apeconcerts

Looks like there will be a bit of day drinking going on tomorrow. Acid King will be playing the Knockout! They go on at 6:45pm, so you know your hipster ass will have plenty of time to get over there from Dolores Park. This is from a shoot I did with the new line-up a couple of months ago. Be there! @acidkingrocks #acidking #bandportrait πŸ“· : @raymondahner #middleofnowherecenterofeverywhere

That would be Tommy Victor of @prongtheband catching some serious air at the Regency Ballroom supporting Testament last night. They sounded just as heavy as the first time I saw them, almost 20 years ago. And check out bass player Mike Longworth catching a little air himself. β€’
#prong #tommyvictor #schecterguitars #mikelongworth #zerodays #concertphotography #peoplescreative #jumpshot #doublejump #proveyouwrong #snapyourfingerssnapyourneck

One more of Chris Cornell. Taken at the @shorelineamphitheatre in August of 2014. I think my friend @theomindell said it best (see my last post) Chris was very understated. Eloquent but with a certain integrity that you couldn't help but respect. Over the years I may have lost interest with Soundgarden, but to me some of their songs are very much like Led Zeppelin or Pink Floyd, in the sense that while I may not go out of my way to listen to them, some of them will always bring me back to a certain time in my life, and will always have a lasting effect. Loud Love and Jesus Christ Pose being two of them. And as heavy as the music was, it was always his voice that drew me in. I hope that this doesn't seem like just an excuse for me to post my photos, because it most certainly is not. I've been doing this for so long now that sometimes I think just as much about the emotion and energy that a person gave off while photographing them as I do about the emotion and energy they give while making the music. It's a powerful thing, and Mr. Cornell was a perfect example of that. As a certain frontman of one of my all time favorite bands says, Music is a celebration of life. Unfortunately though, with life comes death. Rest in power, Chris. #chriscornell #jesuschristpose

Photographing some Testament action tomorrow. As always, it should be pretty excellent. #testament #chuckbilly #concertphotography #livemusicphotography #peoplescreative #overthewall #legacy πŸ“· : @raymondahner #disciplesofthewatch

Totally blown away by the news that Chris Cornell has passed. Without a doubt one of the most prolific voices ever. I remember buying the Soundgarden Flower 3" CD at the old Tower Records on Bay St. in the early nineties, and being completely blown away by his voice. This shot is from last year with Temple of the Dog at the Bill Graham Civic. Peace in Rest Chris, you will be missed. #chriscornell #soundgarden #louderthanlove

Scenes from the day job... Apparently this 2016 A3 was stolen, and at some point the cops fired a taser at the driver. Not sure how one ended up in the B-Pillar. It was towed in as a no-start, and by the time I finally got it running it was making some serious engine noise. Don't know what they did, but I think it's pretty much totaled. #donttasemebro #audi #a3 #theft #theives #taser

Ronnie James Dio... #neverforget #stargazer πŸ’« #ronniejamesdio

After 4 years, 400 plus shows in 3 countries, 2 shutter replacements, and over 500,000 photos on the Mark III, it was time for an upgrade. #canon #5dmkiv #photography #concertphotography

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