Welcome to my website.
I am Steve Bone, a freelance photographer specialising in live events and concerts.
I am based in Auckland but enjoy travelling to other parts of the country to photograph gigs.
In 2012... My first gig was in Napier (IceHouse and Hall & Oates) followed closely with a gig in Martinborough (John Butler Trio plus support), around town in Wellington and Auckland.
In 2013 saw me head to Kaitaia, Kerikeri, Tauranga, Hawke's Bay, Martinborough, Wellington Queenstown, Invercargill and LONDON... so you could say I got to spread my wings more than the previous year.
2014 - I had an ever growing list of gigs I wanted to shoot and managed to get to enough to keep myself happy with the highlights being Base FM's 10th Birthday, The Queenstown Blues n Roots Festival with Doobie Brothers & Elvis Costello and Natural NZ Music Festival's first and last gig in Brisbane.
2015 was quite an adventure including trips to Aussie and back ticking off Mumford and Sons (twice) and also meeting and photographing Jake Clemons, Bruce Springsteen's saxophonist twice in Melbourne.
2016: The year started with UB40 concerts (Ali, Astro & Mickey) in Rotorua, Auckland and and finished with the same band in Taupo followed by a trip to Papamoa to finish the night with Black Seeds & L.A.B (which was a great way to finish the year).
Other gigs of note were a few Sofar Sounds house concerts plus a fundraiser for Eat My Lunch with Ekko Park.
2017: Definitely my busiest year yet.
Highlights so far would be as follows:
- Dixie Chicks in Napier - I doubt they'll be back in the country any time soon so it was great to tick that one off (pity about the drive there and back).
- Mark de Clive Lowe - witnessing/photographing his showcase. It was impressive to watch.
- Play It Strange put on 'We Are One - A Concert For Autism' - I was blown away by the talent that was on show that night and made it my goal to try to work more with the Play It Strange Trust.
Aside from the concerts, the main highlight has been meeting the artists that I have photographed... all on their own journey. I enjoy being able to share my photos with them.
The reason that I photograph concerts?
I would say it is to try to share with others (including the artist) what my view of the artist is... and to try to capture the candid moments on and backstage.
An other reason is to serves as a tool for others that were at the concert to re-live the night.
I hope to continue to photograph throughout the year.
If there is a particular shot that you would like, drop me a line as I may have what you are looking for.
Thanks for dropping by.