Photog Friday: Meet Larissa, Kirsten, and Emily

Welcome to Photog Friday! Every other week, we will be featuring some of the amazing photographers of Girls Behind the Rock Show. Please note: submissions are open intermittently. Want to be featured? Keep your eyes peeled in the group!

Larissa Kaye – @outofthedark_photography

Natalia LaFourcade
Natalia LaFourcade – Photo Credit: Larissa Kaye
The Million Reasons
The Million Reasons – Photo Credit: Larissa Kaye
Underoath – Photo Credit: Larissa Kaye

What was the first event you shot for?
I shot a lot of local shows starting back in high school. When I moved to Chicago I started shooting my friend’s bands. My first official event outside of that would have to be the first festival I worked when I started my job at Metronome, Ruido Fest 2016!

What are some photography goals of yours?
I’d love to have a photograph published in a well-known music magazine. Ultimately I’d love to own my own magazine or design company and be able to use my own photographs for everything.

Words of advice:
Get good at working with what you have, don’t be afraid to ask other photographers questions, and practice a lot!!

Kirsten Smith – @kirstensmithphoto

Atreyu – Photo Credit: Kirsten Smith
A Day to Remember
A Day to Remember – Photo Credit: Kirsten Smith
Senses Fail
Senses Fail – Photo Credit: Kirsten Smith

What inspired you to pick up a camera?
I loved All Time Low as a kid and saw that they hired a photographer and thought that was the coolest thing EVER, so I’m pursuing it!

If you could shoot any band/artist, who would it be?
All Time Low (again), Lizzo, The Maine, and The Jonas Brothers.

Words of advice:

Emily Young – @emilyjadephotos

Calva Louise
Calva Louise – Photo Credit: Emily Young
Eléana – Photo Credit: Emily Young
Dissonants – Photo Credit: Emily Young

When did you know you wanted to be a photographer?
I took Photography for A Level, then did my first music shoot whilst at university.

What is the most important thing about photography that you have learned since you started?
Know your worth – don’t let others put you down, and don’t sell yourself short.

Words of advice:
Make connections. You never know when you may need to help each other out, and friends in the industry never hurt!