"If you think it's expensive to hire a professional to do the job, wait until you hire an amateur." - Red Adair
In today's instant-gratification world, differentiating yourself in the music business is no easy task. It's not too difficult to get lost in the noise.
Think beyond the music itself. Your use of imagery is an investment, and it plays an essential role in capturing the attention of your fans, audience, or readers, and in drawing them closer to your music, venue, festival, or publication.
So, why compromise?
Isn't it time you collaborated with a true professional who has your best interests in mind -- someone whose top priority is to help you stand out, and to tell your story and cut through the noise?
DSP is here to help you through the process to ensure that you get the greatest return on your photography investment. The DSP Music Photography guide is just the starting point. Get yours today, along with the DSP EPK and pricing information.Send me my FREE Music Photography eBook + DSP Pricing Info
What are your music photography needs?
Whether you are a solo singer-songwriter or an 11-piece jazz-funk band, a concert venue or festival producer, an artist manager or a publicist, a print magazine or an on-line blog, DSP has you covered for all of your professional photography needs.
When you want to preserve a moment in a single still image, no stage is too small or too big for DSP. With many years of experience, DSP offers a quality level and attention to detail that your project deserves.
Promotion / Publicity
Are you looking for an evocative lead image for your EPK, a compelling photo for album art or for merch collectibles? DSP would love to collaborate with you.
Behind The Scenes
Your fans experience your on-stage story, but do they know your backstage or recording studio story? Why not tell them about it? Better yet, why not show them?
Festival / Venue Crowd
Fact: People love to see photos of people - especially themselves. Fans love crowd shots. This intrigue and energy should not go un-utilized by artists, event promoters, or publications.
Katie H. - Marketing Manager
Salvage Station - Asheville, NC
"David has been the Salvage Station house photographer for several years and is always coming up with new and creative ways for us to maximize our partnership. He is a true professional and never fails to exceed my expectations with his exceptional photography skills, attention to detail, timeliness, reliability, and knowledge. He is fabulous to work with.”
Isn't your story worth investing in?
If you've never worked with a professional photographer before, or if you have but believe you can get more bang for your buck, DSP is here to help.
Learn how with this FREE DSP eBook.Send me my FREE Music Photography eBook + DSP Pricing Info
DSP Music Photography Portfolios
(Each of the portfolios below can be expanded in a new window.)
Your image is worth investing in, isn't it?
Photography is, indeed, an investment -- one that can bring returns for years. Learn how to get the most out of your investment with this free guide.Send me my FREE Music Photography eBook + DSP Pricing Info
Stewart Sound & Lighting
"David Simchock has a way of capturing the emotion and passion of a situation with his lens that most of us can only experience with our own eyes and ears. I am consistently amazed and impressed with his talent."
About David Simchock
David Simchock is a full-time professional photographer with nearly 20 years of experience in the business. His diverse range of images have been featured in prestigious publications from the New York Times to Rolling Stone Magazine, and he has worked on assignments from the vast sands of the Sahara Desert, to the streets of Asheville, to the stages of the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival.
Over the years, David has received several awards for his fine art, travel, street, and music photography. He is also one of the featured music photographers in the award-winning film, "A Year in the Pit". He is also the author of several eBooks, many of which are available on this DSP website.
More than just an artist and teacher, David's purpose, also known as his “why”, lies in helping his photography clients reveal and elevate their unique stories through his imagery.
A native of New Jersey, David has also lived overseas for many years, but now calls "home" the Blue Ridge Mountains of Western North Carolina.
Frequently Asked Questions
Where are you based? Will you travel?
What are your rates?
Do you also shoot video?
I want to shoot live music! Can you help?
Where has your work been published?
Who has been your favorite artist to photograph live?
My band will put you on the guest list if you bring your camera to our show. It'll be get great exposure for you! Interested?
DSP has collaborated with and contributed to the following:
"David has produced press photos, album art, and live performance images for Travers Brothership. He is consistently easy to work with and professional on all fronts. And, his photos speak for themselves. "
Why choose DSP for your music photography needs?
- Commitment to clients
- Easy to work with
- World-class, award-winning quality
- Creative diversity & flexibility
- Experience & Track record
- Attention to detail
- "Storytelling" approach to his work & your needs
- Satisfaction guaranteed
The music business isn't all about music.
Sometimes, it takes more than catchy melodies and heart-wrenching lyrics to get noticed.
In today's social media world, you're more likely to get the attention of your fans and followers with compelling visuals than your are with a screaming guitar solo.
Your choice of imagery in your marketing should complement your music or written words, and should not be an afterthought or, worse, a reflection of a lack of attention to detail, quality, and professionalism.
Isn't it worth making photography a priority, and investing in top-quality images that will bring in new fans, ticket-buyers, or readers?Send me my FREE Music Photography eBook + DSP Pricing Info