Editor’s Note: This year, we asked our bloggers to name their Top 10 shows of 2019 or choose their Top 10 photos of the year. We will run them over the course of mid-December as our Best of the Year posts.
Choosing my favorite photos is always a difficult task. I narrowed it down to shows I shot specifically for Parklife for this blog post.
In chronological order:
I don’t usually get great photos from this venue, but a quiet pose in between all the dancing showcases Nicki B.’s striking beauty.
We all love Lizzo. I think this image shows her passion, and the lighting matching the color of her outfit only heightens the emotion.
Kim looks like a perfect porcelain statue. Worship at the feet of your pop goddess.
This set was the hardest to pick one from. Carly is a hell of a performer, so I chose a black and white shot that isolates her smile. The hair flip gives it movement, and I love how the shape her arms make is almost the same shape as the background leds.
Marina’s smile and the movement of her hair take me back to the joy of this show, and the light perfectly highlights the texture of her outfit. (Openers Daya, above, and LPX were also exceptionally photogenic.)
Gwar is a drag show, y’all. It was fun, it was messy, it was stupid, and the costumes are everything.
Charli knelt in front of me and leaned at the exact angle of the background props, with the backlight highlighting the color contrast between her hair and outfit.
The lights, the colors, and a solo cup dress combined with Todrick’s expression make this photo.
I’m a sucker for someone with his own light.