Who We Are

Live Gig Shots is a live music photography website based in the Midwest. Live Gig Shots maintain a professional group of photographers, writers and contributors whose passion for music cover an eclectic array of artistic expression.



Ed Spinelli

Ed hails from the Windy City and is a staple in the Chicago area music community. Ed has acquired an impressive list of acquaintances. Ed's portfolio include legends such as Stevie Ray Vaughn, KISS, Eric Clapton, Sinead O'Connor, NIN, The Cure and Pearl Jam.

Scott Tipping

Scott Tipping has been making music since the late ’90s, Scott played with Mighty Blue Kings, Peter Himmelman, The Steak House Mints and Dayna Malow. 2008 Scott joined Backyard Tire Fire with Ed Anderson then would later form Magic Box. Currently you can see Scott with Cornmeal, Magic Box and The Scott Tipping Trio.

Jennifer Romano

Jennifer grew up in Boston, MA, but has recently left her office job to pursue her passion in photography. She has since been travelling across the U.S., and currently resides in San Diego, CA. Her passion for live music and photography go hand in hand, and she enjoys capturing raw emotions from artists. Jennifer graduated from the University of Massachusetts Lowell with a B.A. Business/Marketing.

C. Michael Stewart

Michael Stewart is a a music event photographer and a staff photographer for the Louisville Bats AAA Baseball Club. Michael is also a photograph contributor to “Hitten the Note Magazine”, Kentuckiana Blues Society – Blues News, the local CNHI newspaper, The Tribune and many online music sites. Micheal's love of concert photography and music is evident in his work.

Michael Roeder

In addition to running his music blog "It's Time to Play B-Sides" at http://www.playbsides.com Mike Roeder has also been a regular contributor to the on-line and in-print edition of Little Village Magazine as well as Radio Free Chicago. He also is a regular freelance photographer for live shows in the region.

Evan J. Thomas

Evan J. Thomas is a internationally published photographer and the owner of Evan J. Thomas Studio's and StarStruck Paparazzi based in the Chicago area. I am very passionate about photography and capturing the real life experiences that come along with what I do. Music, art, movies, sports, tv, family and friends inspire me to create creative and fun ideas for shoots.

Charles Black

Charles began photographing musical events while attending Berklee College of Music in Boston, MA. “Rain” is the house photographer for Legion Arts/CSPS Hall and a photographer/writer for LGS.

Nathan Emerson

Nathan's father wanted to name him after Jimmy Dean, the country musician and sausage entrepreneur. Nathan grew up in a small town about 40 minutes from Cedar Falls, Cedar Rapids, Marshalltown, and Iowa City....

Paul Adams

Paul Adams is a freelance photographer working in the Cedar Rapids/Iowa City Corridor. He is a Certified Photographic Consultant.

Chelsea Erin Wright

I am a passionate photographer & writer. I have an eye for nostalgic moments, and hold a unique perspective on what I perceive within my experience. I live for & work with my passions in all that I do-writing, music and photography. Enjoy, and if it resonates with you please share your thoughts!

George Burrows

George Burrows grew up in the Midwest and graduated from Iowa State University. George created Live Gig Shots to promote his enthusiasm of live music. George collaborates with a talented group of photographers, writers, musicians and promoters to bring a varied array of artistic content to the site. George's niche is jazz and the blues.

Matthew Manuel

I am the Web Master!!!


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