Drew Holcomb and the Neighbors

Drew Holcomb and the Neighbors have fast become one of the hottest groups in the country, with accolades that include their songs that were selected for use on the NBA season finale, and the final episode of "House" just to name a few! Drew and Ellie are a husband wife team that I've had the pleasure of knowing  personally, they are the best people that you'd ever want to know, very genuine. Ellie made recent news with her amazing Kickstarter campaign that ranks as one of the biggest success stories on the history of Kickstarter, and beyond all that, they are amazing performing artists!

George Coleman - Jazz Legend - New York City

On a recent documentary shoot in Memphis with producer Ray Foley of Grain Pictures NYC, I had the opportunity to spend several days shooting both George Coleman and his son. George Coleman is a Jazz legend, now living in New York, he still plays tour dates even today. He was in Memphis to accept the induction nomination for the first annual Memphis Music Hall Of Fame. He's name is up there with BB King, Miles Davis and many more jazz greats. He has appeared in films and toured with notable celebrities such as Bill Cosby, Madonna, Max Roach, Chic Korea and many more. Here are a few portraits I shot while filming segments for the documentary for the Coleman Family legacy.

George Coleman - Jazz Legend - Music Hall of Fame Ceremony - Memphis Rock & Soul Museum

On a recent documentary shoot in Memphis with producer Ray Foley of Grain Pictures NYC, I had the opportunity to spend several days shooting both George Coleman and his son. George Coleman is a Jazz legend, now living in New York, he still plays tour dates even today. He was in Memphis to accept the induction nomination for the first annual Memphis Music Hall Of Fame. He's name is up there with BB King, Miles Davis and many more jazz greats. He has appeared in films and toured with notable celebrities such as Bill Cosby, Madonna, Max Roach, Chic Korea and many more. Here are a few portraits I shot in between filming segments for the documentary for the Coleman Family legacy.

George Coleman - Jazz Legend

On a recent documentary shoot in Memphis with producer Ray Foley of Grain Pictures NYC, I had the opportunity to spend several days shooting both George Coleman and his son. George Coleman is a Jazz legend, now living in New York, he still plays tour dates even today. He was in Memphis to accept the induction nomination for the first annual Memphis Music Hall Of Fame. He's name is up there with BB King, Miles Davis and many more jazz greats. He has appeared in films and toured with notable celebrities such as Bill Cosby, Madonna, Max Roach, Chic Korea and many more. Here are a few portraits I took while filming segments for the documentary for the Coleman Family legacy. The documentary film trailer was recently nominated for a JJA Jazz Award in the Best Video Short category, and I was very excited to be a part of this shoot!

Memphis Actor Portfolios

One of the specialties of the studio is shooting actor headshots and building portfolio reels for talent. It's vital today for actors to create their own identity and market themselves to agencies, actor guilds, and movie casting agents. We've helped many an actor get noticed with our unique hollywood style. We get calls from LA and NY a lot, and you can see why in our photography.

Scotty Moore - Elvis Presley Graceland - Memphis Tennessee

Elvis Presley Graceland, Memphis, Tennessee, Gibson Guitars Last month I had the honor of photographing a private VIP event at Gibson Guitars celebrating the most famous guitar player in the world, Scotty Moore. Mr Moore is long since retired from playing with Elvis Presley for most of his career and beyond. He's the who's who of guitar players, and has played with the like of Paul McCartney, Eric Clapton and a host of others. For this shoot I only had a quick minute to capture this image, along with group portraits of dozens of Mr Moore's family and friends, whom he presented a dozen gold plated copies of his very famous Gibson Guitar. (each fetching around $15,000). There was also a tribute concert with many of the original Elvis Presley band and songwriters of some of the most famous songs in history. I did a little research after the shoot and discovered Mr. Moore's estimated net worth, he's definitely done very well in his career. Anyway, all that aside, I was honored to be called in for the shoot.

Memphis Rock & Roll Photographers

I get a chance to shoot some of the biggest names in the business, and I still love to work with new artists helping them develop their style. Here's a couple of images from one of my latest client shoots right here in Memphis.

Rock & Roll Photography Sessions - Talent Photographer Memphis - Nashville

Did I mention that I love shooting sessions for musicians? I've probably shot some of the biggest names in the business just in the past year, here's a new shot from a recent shoot for a local talent agency. I love variety and always try to keep my style moving- just like this singers hair!

Ginny Owens - St Jude Hospital - Say Amen Project

In early 2008 I had the honor of meeting and photographing grammy award winning singer songwriter, Ginny Owens at The Grove studios in Memphis. She came to Memphis to help a young patient at St Jude Childrens Hospital. Ronell Ragbir came to Memphis to fight her disease, and had mentioned to someone that her life's dream was to write a song and record it. Through several connections at Hope Church, her dreams became a reality. Little did Ronell know at the time, but Ginny was told of her dream, and surprised her with a visit to the studio. Together they bonded and began writing and recording. Ginny later came back to Memphis and played a concert with Ronell at her church in Southhaven, Mississippi. Ronell eventually lost her battle with cancer, but she inspired hundreds of other patients and friends with her amazing strength. Ginny later came back to Memphis to record a new album, Say Amen. She reproduced the song Say Amen, which Ronell had helped her pen, and included it in the new album. Since then I've photographed Ginny several times, and had one of her images included in a book called Capture Memphis, featuring photographs from accomplished photographers who live in Memphis. She also uses some of the photos for her concerts and publicity. Be sure to buy Ginny's album and remember the story of her love and compassion for this young woman.
Photo by Michael Allen

Memphis Singer Songwriter - Portfolio Photographer

Here's a sneak peak of Jill Dyson's new photo session for her new EP that she's recording in the studio in Memphis and Nashville. Every shoot I do offers my clients a unique style that fits the project needs. For record companies, project demos, biographies, every artist needs current, modern, edgy photos that capture their special style.

Skillet in Concert - Memphis - Nashville - Concert Photography

I get calls a lot to shoot concerts and behind the scenes because of my unique photography style. I break as many rules as I can, and get my clients images that are unique and captivating. Here are a few from Skillet. They have a few fans, just a little over 2.5 million on Facebook, so you can pass that along to your friends if they have never heard Skillet.

Concert Photography - Memphis - Nashville

I get calls a lot to shoot concerts and behind the scenes because of my unique photography style. I break as many rules as I can, and get my clients images that are unique and captivating. Here are a few from Skillet. My friend Taylor Carroll recently toured with them last year as their drummer, so I keep up on the latest scoop on their road tours. They have a few fans, just a little over 2.5 million on Facebook, so you can pass that along to your friends if they have never heard Skillet.

Concert Photography- Memphis - Nashville - New Orleans

I get calls a lot to shoot concerts and behind the scenes because of my unique photography style. I break as many rules as I can, and get my clients images that are unique and captivating. Here are a few from Skillet. My friend Taylor Carroll recently toured with them last year as their drummer, so I keep up on the latest scoop on their road tours. They have a few fans, just a little over 2.5 million on Facebook, so you can pass that along to your friends if they have never heard Skillet.

The Guess Who in Concert

One of my favorite bands is The Guess Who. Here is a photo I shot of the band in concert this summer at Riverfest in Gadsden Alabama. One of those perfect summer nights on the Tennessee river. Shooting for festivals and events gets me access to lots of celebrities, these guys were completely great to work with, what an honor to catch them in action.

Memphis Music - Artist Photographer - Actors - Models

New Memphis music artist Yung Rip photographed by Michael Allen, based in Memphis Tennessee.

Memphis Model Photographer - Musicians - Actors - Artists

Memphis actor & model photographer.

Memphis Music - Hip Hop - Artist Photographer - Cd Covers

Memphis music photography, hip hop, trip hop artist Yung Rip. Our in house designers shoot, create cd cover art, duplicate, and print thousands of cds for artists in Memphis. We also create music videos and artist bio reels.

Memphis Music Photographers

Here's a recent shoot for Hope. Austin Carroll has an amazing vocal talent and songwriting. Having great professional photos for a musicians portfolio is important, I offer day rates for concerts that can fit a wide range of budgets. Photo by Michael Allen.

Concert Photographer - Memphis - Nashville - New Orleans

Here's the latest concert tour performance of Third Day, one of the hottest bands in Christian music along with 10th Avenue North. Both bands have music soundtrack scores in upcoming movies showing across America. They played in concert in Memphis at Hope's incredible arena. Photo by Michael Allen.

Hope Church - Third Day Concert - CCM Magazine

Here's the latest concert tour performance of Third Day, one of the hottest bands in Christian music along with 10th Avenue North. Both bands have music soundtrack scores in upcoming movies showing across America. They played in concert in Memphis at Hope's incredible arena. Photo by Michael Allen.

Contemporary Christian Magazine - Nashville - Memphis

Here's the latest concert tour performance of Third Day, one of the hottest bands in Christian music along with 10th Avenue North. Both bands have music soundtrack scores in upcoming movies showing across America. They played in concert in Memphis at Hope's incredible arena. Photo by Michael Allen.

Memphis Concert Photographer - Third Day - Gospel Music Award Winner

Here's the latest concert tour performance of Third Day, one of the hottest bands in Christian music along with 10th Avenue North. Both bands have music soundtrack scores in upcoming movies showing across America. They played in concert in Memphis at Hope's incredible arena. Photo by Michael Allen.

Memphis Music

Here's the latest concert tour performance of Third Day, one of the hottest bands in Christian music along with 10th Avenue North. Both bands have music soundtrack scores in upcoming movies showing across America. They played in concert in Memphis at Hope's incredible arena. Photo by Michael Allen.

Third Day and Tenth Avenue North

Here's the latest concert tour performance of Third Day, one of the hottest bands in Christian music along with 10th Avenue North. Both bands have music soundtrack scores in upcoming movies showing across America. They played in concert in Memphis at Hope's incredible arena. Photo by Michael Allen.

Third Day - Concert Photos - Memphis - Nashville

Here's the latest concert tour performance of Third Day, one of the hottest bands in Christian music along with 10th Avenue North. Both bands have music soundtrack scores in upcoming movies showing across America. They played in concert in Memphis at Hope's incredible arena. Photo by Michael Allen.

Third Day - US Concert Tour

Here's the latest concert tour performance of Third Day, one of the hottest bands in Christian music along with 10th Avenue North. Both bands have music soundtrack scores in upcoming movies showing across America. They played in concert in Memphis at Hope's incredible arena. Photo by Michael Allen.

Festivals & Events - Memphis

We offer festival and event coverage for fairs, chamber of commerce, city promotions, web and media. Full HD video coverage is available along with photography. Food, people, details, music, events, celebrity events and more. Here's a shot of Jefferson Starship in concert at the Delta Fair. Photo by Michael Allen.

Jefferson Starship - Delta Fair - Festivals and Events

We offer festival and event coverage for fairs, chamber of commerce, city promotions, web and media. Full HD video coverage is available along with photography. Food, people, details, music, events, celebrity events and more. Music artists - Jefferson Starship. Photo by Michael Allen.

Amy LaVere - Memphis Music Festivals and Events

We offer festival and event coverage for fairs, chamber of commerce, city promotions, web and media. Full HD video coverage is available along with photography. Food, people, details, music, events, celebrity events and more. Heres a shot of Amy LaVere performing at a recent festival. Photo by Michael Allen Photography.

David Crowder Band - Memphis - Nashville

One of my favorite bands is the David Crowder Band. I've shot the band several times in concert, and they are always gracious and fun to work with. Here is one of my favorite shots of David. The Grammy Award winning band has made headlines many times in the last few years, and their music is topping the charts on a regular basis. He's very easy to talk to, and his heart is bigger than the state of Texas. Photo by Michael Allen

Memphis Music Photographers - Blue Oyster Cult

Some of my favorite photography comes from working with musicians and concerts. I love working with available light, and have learned over the years exactly how to shoot concerts in just about any lighting situation. I've shot music videos, live concerts, still photos for album covers, and multicamera television camera work. My specialty is handheld, jib, and steadystick. I've shot concerts in Memphis, New Orleans and Nashville. It's a blast!

Nashville Music - Memphis Concert Photographer

Here's a few shot of Blue Oyster Cult at a concert in Memphis.

Memphis Music

Here's a few live concert photographs I shot last year with Blue Oyster Cult. I love to get up close and personal.

Blue Oyster Cult - Memphis Music Photographer

I shoot a lot of musicians, from Bowie, .38Special, and a bunch more. Every played "Guitar Hero"? Heres some Blue Oyster Cult for you to enjoy.

Sarah Groves Concert - Memphis - Nashville

Here's a few photos of Sarah Groves. I've shot her in concert several times over the past 5 years. She and her husband are always so gracious, and have amazing talents. The venue is the amazing new concert hall at Hope in Memphis. I love shooting here with their amazing lighting system and massive stage. Her albums always find a place in my ipod list of favs. Photo by Michael Allen.

Matthew West Concert - Memphis - Nashville

Matthew West is an amazing artist. Produced by industry veterans Brown Bannister, his music is timeless and powerful. The grammy winning singer songwriter is a great performer with a contemporary pop sound. I've had the honor of shooting him in Concert at Hope in Memphis. This year his tour is mainly in the west, but I hope to see him again in the south. Photo by Michael Allen.

The David Crowder Band - Memphis - Nashville

Here's another one of my favorite photos from one of the many David Crowder concerts I've shot. This is Jack Parker, he plays a whole bunch of instruments and offers his vocal stylings to the band as well. This shot reminds me of Van Morrison, it has a wild 70's rock band feel, and this shot made a recent book called Capture Memphis, a compilation of the best photographs of Memphis, voted into the new book by the great citizens of Memphis, and it made the editors short list category of Memphis music. Photo by Michael Allen

Bruce Carroll - The Hymns Project - Live Concert DVD

The Hymns Project is an internationally released music cd released with a live performance DVD produced by Bruce Koblish. Featuring grammy & dove award winning songwriter Bruce Carroll, the project takes some of the most well know hymns of our time set to a new modern worship style developed to inspire others around the globe. I was brought into the project to shoot stills of the live performance which are featured in the DVD package. The production gear and facilities were used at Hope Church utilizing their multi-million dollar recording studio and HD production cameras. I've been shooting concerts and musicians for years, and love to offer my personal, upclose photography style that helps capture the essence of a project like this.

Photo by Michael Allen