The Cyclorama Gallery at Soundwars Studios Presents: Live Portrait   A Three-Day Showcase of Live Performance Photography + Live Music   September 6-8, 2019 | Soundwars Studios | Hoboken, NJ

“You never know just how you look through other people’s eyes.” – Butthole Surfers, “Pepper”
Images move before our eyes and we choose when to capture them. For most, they are captured by memory. For photographers, we choose what parts of our subject’s essence we want to isolate to tell their story as we observe them, and that’s when we press the shutter. It is through the isolation of these moments which makes us more aware of them; this is our return on observation, and what makes us learn from our subjects.
LIVE PORTRAIT, an upcoming FREE group exhibition taking place at The Cyclorama Gallery at Soundwars Studios in Hoboken, NJ (47A Harrison St.) from September 6-8, 2019, will include the work of live music and portrait photographers Mark Weiss, Frank Veronsky, Laura DeSantis-Olsson, Gino DePinto, and Noam Galai.
The images on display will reveal moments of some of the biggest names in music history, observed and captured only through their eyes.
In addition to the photographs on display, the gallery will also feature live music of various music artists to accompany the isolated music moments on the wall.
This is a free event, and donations are welcome. The photos in the exhibition will be for sale as well as “gift shop” items in the lobby.
Opening evening: September 6, 2019 (6:00 PM – Midnight)
Open Gallery Day: September 7, 2019 (12 noon – Midnight)
Closing event: September 8, 2019 (11 AM – 7 PM)
LOCATION: The Cyclorama @ Soundwars Studios
47 (A) Harrison St. (Second Floor)
Hoboken, NJ 07030
Photographers featured at the event comment on their art:
“My passion for shooting live music is like a hunt, I search the stage looking for moments then I go in for the capture!” – Mark Weiss
“Subject, light, composition, gesture. If these four come together I may have a pretty good image.” – Frank Veronsky
“I want to capture what I love.” – Laura DeSantis-Olsson, Event Organizer
“It’s in my blood! From the stage to the pit.” – Gino DePinto 
“As a pop culture fan, I like capturing this moment in time in the entertainment world.” – Noam Galai 
About Soundwars Studios (gallery show location):
Among the creators of Soundwars Studios in Hoboken are Cristian Machado (frontman) and Lazaro Pina (bassist) for Ill Niño. As of this year, they have added The Cyclorama to Soundwars Studios. Laz and Cristian have been in the music industry for over ten years and their work has been published internationally through Roadrunner/Island Def Jam/Warner, EMI, Victory/Sony, BMI, Cement/Universal, New Line Cinema, Razor & Tie, MTV Networks, ESPN, and The Disney Network. Cristian and Laz, along with the band, have had the pleasure of working with some of music’s best producers and engineers: Ron St. Germain, Andy Johns, Dan Korneff, Jay Baumgardner, Bob Marlette, Michael Barbiero, Logan Mader, Eddie Whal, Scrap 60, and more. Ill Niño has over two million records sold, and achieved Billboard Top 100, Top 25 radio (CMJ & Mediabase), Active Rock #1 most added, Top 50 Billboard charts and Top 25 Soundtrack Billboard charts. Cristian and Lazaro collaborated to create Soundwars Studios, an audio/media production and development recording studio, podcasting studio, media strategy, rehearsal studio, as well as an information center for learning about the music industry. They encourage all who enter to, “let your music live where creativity can flow seamlessly around true professionals.”