Wednesday, April 2, 2014


Woodstomp by Josh Miller

Dear Sir/Madam/Non-Gender Specific Person Holding Press Pass Rights:

I wish I could tell you that it would benefit you to have me holding a camera at your band's show tomorrow night. That my photographs will be some amazing representation of the sound, the soul, the passion. That what I will capture will be something you have never seen before. That I don't end sentences in prepositions. That I will tangle words together in such a way some top magazine will want to run a feature of your band's story. That as a result you will get calls from cities and festivals and massive amounts of money will begin flooding toward you.

I wish I could.

What I can tell you is that I typically crumble under the pressure of wishing I could do that for you. That it is likely my words will be thrown into a heap of discarded attempts because I know someone could do so much better than me. That my equipment is one of the best things I have going, second only to my neurotic obsession to get the perfect photo. That I don't use any flash. That I can blend into the walls. That I am paying for a ticket anyway and listening to live music without my camera is simply impossible.


May I have a press pass, please?

Sincerely/Rock On/Best Regards/Pleadingly,
Shea Goff

Today I am grateful for someone who understands what photographing live music means to me.


Anonymous said...

Shea Goff said...

Thank you.

Chantel said...

Drift away indeed. Shea, for what it's worth, I've found your work to do that often.

Anonymous said...

Thats the way I feel it, cool indeed.