Shot In The Dark: Photographer Origin Stories

Just a couple of days now before Art Attack's sister blog Rocks Off proudly presents Shot In the Dark: Houston Press Concert Photography, our first-ever exhibit of live pics we've collected in about three and a half years of reviewing shows, curated by the people who shot them.

Details: The free show starts at 7 p.m. Thursday in Warehouse Live's Studio, with more than 40 printed and matted shots by 12 Rocks Off photographers on display and available for sale. DJ HLOHL, Twitter sensation, is putting together a special Rdio playlist full of as many artists featured in the show as he can squeeze on there. Plus food by Zilla Street Eats and a cash bar featuring $3 "Shot In the Dark" whiskey and cokes, because that's how Rocks Off rolls.

For this preview, I asked the participants how and why they got into music photography. It makes me a little proud that so many of them started on my watch, something I didn't realize until I read through all their answers yesterday and this morning.

Otherwise, I've had our ups and downs with the band over the years, but I guess I ought to go ahead and thank Kings of Leon too - without them, apparently, the rest of Rocks Off's photo corps wouldn't be here.

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Chris Gray has been Music Editor for the Houston Press since 2008. He is the proud father of a Beatles-loving toddler named Oliver.
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