SWMRS

I didn’t know the SWMRS guys before this day. I had met their tour manager at Leeds Festival and he was very kind – he is also a very good photographer. So I texted him when they were in San Diego and cruised out to the show. I was impressed with the show, and they were nice enough to let me shoot some of my backstage portraits of them after their set.

SWMRS live by Adam Elmakias

I like how high he pays his guitar because I try to play guitar and this is where I hold it

SWMRS live by Adam Elmakias

Sometimes tilt is okay

SWMRS live by Adam Elmakias

I love the color in these lights

SWMRS live by Adam Elmakias

He is very rock, I like his vibe

SWMRS live by Adam Elmakias

He was hard to catch in focus, moved very fast

SWMRS live by Adam Elmakias

I love black and white, its nice how he stands out with the rim light

SWMRS live by Adam Elmakias

Shadow on the ground does it for me

SWMRS live by Adam Elmakias

Trying to shoot and not always focus on the face

SWMRS live by Adam Elmakias

Rim light combined with shadows

SWMRS live by Adam Elmakias

Got lucky here, wish his leg had more light but I think your mind fills in the blanks

SWMRS live by Adam Elmakias

BANANANANA

SWMRS live by Adam Elmakias

It was hard to photograph him, I couldn’t get close, maybe next time, but I like this

Backstage Portrait - Seb Mueller of SWMRS by Adam Elmakias

Backstage Portrait – Seb Mueller of SWMRS

Backstage Portrait - Max Becker of SWMRS by Adam Elmakias

Backstage Portrait – Max Becker of SWMRS

Backstage Portrait - Joey Armstrong of SWMRS by Adam Elmakias

Backstage Portrait – Joey Armstrong of SWMRS

Backstage Portrait - Cole Becker of SWMRS by Adam Elmakias

Backstage Portrait – Cole Becker of SWMRS

SWMRS by Adam Elmakias

SWMRS!

 

POSTED BY Adam Elmakias

Adam Elmakias is a music photographer based out of San Diego, California. He spends most of his time doing stuff with cameras. Adam wrote this himself, not someone else. I am Adam.

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LukasRauch
LukasRauch

Great shots Adam, especially the dynamics in the colors. Got to shoot them back in August as well at an Austrian festival. Unfortunately just a small stage with really bad lighting, but at least some shots worked out (but that's mainly because I got some really close shots since I was shooting them on stage). By the way totally agree with your comments regarding grabbing focus.

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