T.T. The Bear's Place

By mid-Summer 2007 I was consistently bringing my camera to concerts around the area. It was at these shows where I first learned that I really didn't like having to use a flash (I still don't). Perhaps that's where my "snobbery" for fast (>ƒ/2.8) lenses comes from. Quite simply I've always preferred capturing the ambient light of a moment, versus providing my own - rather unnatural - light. By the end of the Summer I would purchase my first Gary Fong Lightsphere, which helped with this plight immensely and aided in my eventual embrace of flash photography in both dimly lit environments as well as for fill light. But I'm getting ahead of myself...

This particular gallery is from a quaint little bar and nightclub in Cambridge, MA called T.T. The Bear's Place. I spent a good chunk of my childhood attending shows at either T.T.'s or The Middle East Nightclub (on the same block) as it was only a short walk (or more often even shorter bike ride) from where I grew up. This particular bill was extra special as it featured native Cantabrigian Natti Vogel opening for my incredibly talented step-sister Anna Vogelzang and her band.