Stagecoach, in a lift above the crowd.
 Photo ©2013 by Duane Tkatch
You don’t take a photograph, you make it.
— Ansel Adams

I've been part of the house photography teams, both on the photography and editing sides, for the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, Stagecoach Country Music Festival, FYF, First City Festival, CRSSD Fest, Splash House, Odd Future Carnival, and VIVA! Pomona. I've documented concerts for AEG/Goldenvoice throughout the greater Los Angeles area, and festivals across the country.

Music and photography have always played major roles in my life, and I have a great love and appreciation for the connections between the two. My work explores a world which is deeply rooted in sound, translated into a medium which is strictly visual. I strive to capture live events in a way which conveys the feelings and emotions of the moment.

I am a student of many forms of art. I'm well versed in music (sorry for the pun), I enjoy ceramic sculpture, and I dabble in graphic design. In my spare time I hone the finer points of proper beard care, and I enjoy only the finest craft beers and burritos.

I hope you enjoy what you see here. Stop back often, as there will be many updates.

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