Leighton Hoey is personally one of my favorite photographers documenting the music scene currently. Her photos always seem to be taken at the exact perfect moment, the energy of the night forever captured on film. If you’ve ever been in the belly of a mosh pit trying to get a good shot, you know it’s pretty much mission impossible. We talked with Leighton about how she first got into photography, touring with Faze Wave, and her tips for concert photography + a gallery of her favorite shots she’s taken!
It’s just part of life, living in San Diego. You see it on your way to school, or on your way home. Growing up here, the ocean is just an aspect of your life. Whether you’re just watching it having your morning coffee, fishing, or surfing in it, its always there.
The afternoon and night I spent with several friends I used to live with, but hadn’t seen in months.
“Are we young yet? Wild yet? Stupid yet?”
I love using film because it makes you really think about what you want to take a picture of, there is no deleting and once you press that shutter the photo pretty much exists forever. There’s also something nice about not knowing what the photo is going to look like until its developed, it really forces you to trust yourself.