The 104 Twin Cities music photographers you nominated

Categories: Art
Photo by Erik Hess; slideshow here.

We asked, and you nominated your favorite Twin Cities photographers like crazy over the past week. With 675 comments and nearly that many emails to work with, we received more than 100 serious submissions. Now, with the help of a local panel of writers, editors, musicians, and others, we'll discuss and come back with a shortlist -- soon.

Below, you'll find an alphabetical list of every music photographer nominee and their website (for most) to check out what they've done.

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Adam Bettcher (website)
Adam Bubolz (website)
Adam DeGross / Subculture Photography (website)
Adam Grim (website)
Adrienne Chaya / Seven Four Photography (website)
AJ Schara / ApplJax Photography (website)
Alexa Jones (website)
Amal Flower Kay (website)
Angela Lundberg (website)
Angie Lembo (website)
Anna Gulbrandsen (website)
Arlen Hanson
Ayanna Muata / Waning Moon Photography (website)
Ben Clark (website)
Billy Briggs / BBGunBilly (website)
Brian Doyle (website)
Brian Grenz (website)
Brian Pfeffer / Cranial Industries Design and Media (website)
Cameron Wittig (website)
Carmen Bernu (website)
Chad Rieder (website)
Chris Anderson
Chris McDuffie Photography (website)
Christine Wisch (website)
Chuck Ryan (website)
Colin Kopp (website)
Colton Otte / BlueG Productions (website)
Cori Miller (website)
Courtney Perry (website)
Dan Corrigan (website)
Dan Norman (website)
Daniel Brakke (website)
David McCrindle (website)
Dylan Randolph (website)
Eamon Coyne (website)
Elliot Malcolm / Dharma Hype (website)
Emanuel Suarez (website)
Emily Utne (website)
Eric Elvendahl (website)
Erik Blume (website)
Erik Hess / Fivesixzero (website)
George Roedler (website)
Graham Tolbert (website)
Izzy Commers (website)
Jake Handegard (website)
James Risser (website)
Jamie Miles / Xpressive Images (website)
Jeff Mozey (website)
Jenn Barnett (website)
Jessie Lyn Matz / Koolaydium (website)
Jim McFarlane / One Man Tough Crowd (website)
Joe Lemke (website)
Jon Behm (website)
Joshua Schave (website)
Julian Ochoa (website)
Kalei Dawn Bumatai / Down Spout Photography (website)
Kasey Jean Noll (website)
Kelly Bakke / Kix (website)
Keri Zimmerman (website)
Kime Cieszynski Photography (website)
Kyle Hansen (website)
Kyle Kotajarvi (website)
Lars Kommienezuspadt / Made in Eighty (website)
Leslie Plesser / Shuttersmack (website)
Lisa Ophoven (website)
Marc James (website)
Marcos J. Soria / Wicked Pixel Photography (website)
Mark N. Kartarik (website)
Mark Walentiny
Matt Vogel (website)
Maxwell McGruder / Dapperman Studios (website)
Melissa Hesse (website)
Meredith Westin (website)
Michael Radke / deafening eyes photography (website)
Mike Minehart (website)
Nate Ryan (website)
Neza S.G (website)
Nick Patton / North Bass Media (website)
Nick Wosika (website)
Oliver Kriston (website)
Pamela Diedrich (website)
Peter Jamus (website)
Rebecca McDonald / B Fresh (website)
Rick Fisher (website)
Ryan Cutler (website)
Ryan Siverson (website)
Sara Montour (website)
Sara Simple (website)
Scott Welsch / F5 Entertainment (website)
Serah Sauser (website)
Shane Flanery (website)
Spencer Flohr (website)
Stacy Schwartz (website)
Steven Cohen (website)
Steve Poons / S. Poons (website)
Susannah Prewitt (website)
Tanner Morris (website)
Tim McGuire / Helium Dolphin (website)
Tommy Williams (website)
Tony Nelson (website)
Tyler Ringhand (website)
Uche Iroegbu / Uchefotography (website)
Wally Agboola (website)
Zoe Prinds-Flash (website)

Finalist Methodology: We'll narrow this list by looking closely at the portion of a photographer's work that relates to music events and musicians. Some of these photographers are/were employed by City Pages, but they will not participate in our discussions regarding finalists.

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Coming soon, the 2017 City Pages Photographer contest!


It's going to be all CP photogs anyways.


When do you think the finalists will be posted?


Thank you to all who nominated me. - Brian Pfeffer , Cranial Industries Design and Media 


any news on when finalists will be posted?


Angie Lembo! WOOT! 

Chad Davis
Chad Davis

Guess I am not cool enough for this list.


Congrats to my father, Arlen Hanson, for making the list. Your passion in music photography has earned you a well deserved place on this list!


Woohoo!!!! Kalei Dawn Bumatai / Down Spout Photography!!!! I see that her link isn't working so I found her new url. Instead of it being it is NOW !!! Go check her out!


Is it too late to nominate Marcus "Metropolis" Johnson? He should really be on this list. His Twitter handle is @Markysparkly


Woo Hoo, Daniel Brakke!


Thanks to all who voted for Billy Briggs aka BBGunBilly! We have a ton of talent here, good luck to everyone!

Erik Hess
Erik Hess

Never underestimate the creative energy we've got here in the Twin Cities.

Shawn Taylor
Shawn Taylor

Kyle Hansen of rkh-images, made the list of course!


Oliver Kriston is an amazing photographer. Glad to see her on this list!

Nick Wosika
Nick Wosika

Give the top 10 photo passes to the same show and have a good 'ol fashioned shoot out .

Kenneta Fabing
Kenneta Fabing

Next year, Jessi of Evil i Studios needs to be on this list!

Stacy Schwartz
Stacy Schwartz

So is this mostly "live music" or promo shots or everything to do with music? There is a difference, but no specification here. For example Cameron Witting is an AMAZING shooter for promos and such, but rarely shoots live. ...just wondering what's being considered & I don't want people like Daniel Corrigan discounted either. There's real variety and "music photographer" is actually fairly non-specific.

Lisa Tyler
Lisa Tyler

Very happy to see so many familar names on this list!

Kenny Peterson
Kenny Peterson

Very nice! I hope the elimination process takes into consideration the frequency with which these photographers actually go to shows, and how much those shows make up their "life work". Anybody can take a few pictures at a few shows - it's another thing entirely to be known as a "Music Photographer".

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