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!

Mya Tolliver – @mya.png

Walk the Moon
Walk the Moon
Escape the Fate
Escape the Fate
Maria Brink
Maria Brink

What inspired you to pick up a camera?
At 14, there was only two things I loved; music and art. Music photography was the perfect combination of my two biggest passions.

What are some photography goals of yours?
Touring is one of my biggest goals at the moment. I would also love to be published in a print magazine for the first time.

Words of advice:
Don’t get discouraged if your photos don’t look like those who have years of experience, photography requires practice and repetition and the more you shoot, the more results you’ll see. If you’re passionate about it, don’t let yourself give up. Take advantage of every opportunity you can.

Smo Ostrowski – @smoostrowski

NAO
NAO
Mija
Mija
Anderson Paak
Anderson Paak

If you could shoot any band/artist, who would it be?
Kanye West or BROCKHAMPTON.

What is the most important thing about photography that you have learned since you started?
Keep practicing- no one is amazing overnight! And be open to new ideas when it comes to editing.

Words of advice:
Teach yourself and utilize the internet – you can find almost everything you need to know by just google searching. Also, don’t stress about gear, you don’t need the best equipment to produce a good photo. It all comes with time!

Sam Madnick – @photo_sami

Sharptooth
Sharptooth
Winds of Plague
Winds of Plague
Prison Lives
Prison Lives

When did you know you wanted to be a photographer?
Early high school years. I started taking my film camera to school and taking pics of friends.

If you could shoot any band/artist, who would it be?
Such a long list. Foo Fighters were number one and I got to do it. I’d love to shoot more female artists in all genres.

Words of advice:
Hope and work for the best. But don’t get discouraged if you dont get to your final goal. Also, dont compare yourself to other photographers.