Brandon Boyd w/ Sons of the Sea at Irving Plaza by Luis Ruiz

Brandon Boyd of Incubus played a set featuring songs of his solo albums with his band Sons of The Sea at Irving Plaza. Brandon Boyd is an amazing performer, letting the music take over his body while he jumps and sings each lyric. Truly one of the artists out there since day one I've followed and looked up to. Enjoy the pics!

Mother Feather at Mercury Lounge by Luis Ruiz

Last December I had the privilege of photographing both Mother Feather and Kendra Morris which were playing at Mercury Lounge. While arriving back from a day of shooting with Kendra Morris I made my way back to the venue to get some photos of Mother Feather getting ready for the show. They put on a helluva show. Definitely one of the best live shows in NYC if you haven't checked them out yet. Enjoy these pics!

Governor's Ball Festival 2013 by Luis Ruiz

Early June I had the honor of photographing a three day festival in new york city. With Rain in the forecast and a huge park to walk through each day it definitely was an experience that changed me and a lot of photographers. After the rained cleared by day one... Mud was our enemy for the next two days. The challenges and obstacles we all faced with broken cameras, lost shoes in the mud all felt like a video game each time we set foot in that mud. After the weekend finally was over I looked over about 2000 photos and wanted to give everyone a little taste of what this festival was to me and in the end it was all about the music!

So here it goes..

Governor's Ball Festival 2013!


Passion Pit at Madison Square Garden by Luis Ruiz

Once in a lifetime feeling thats what I felt once I walked through the history filled halls of Madison Square Garden last friday. A friday where a winter storm was about to pound the northeast with over 10 inches of snow.  Many fans still made it to see headliners Passion Pit which was an experience in itself as each photographer tried to capture lead singer Michael Angelakos as he raced back and forth on stage reaching his mic out to the fans.  The fans had looks on their faces like they have seen a god, its the look that I love to see as a music fan and avid concert goer for years...

These moments are the ones that you can talk about for years and years.  I won't ramble anymore I am really proud of these pictures and photographing in an arena which such history was an honor and hope to keep shooting there in the future!