In the age of the “selfie” and instagram, how do you stand out as a photographer? Robert Escue combines enthusiasm, experience, and technology to capture concerts that fuel his imagination.
Article by Jobber Joe
Portrait of Escue by Rebekah Pascouau
Robert first got the photo bug when he needed pictures of trains and buildings for his model railroads. He was published in Ohio when he captured a derailment of trains. This led him to research a career in photography. He is a retired US Navy photographer’s mate and spent 18 years as a working photographer. After a hiatus of 23 years he saw Megadeth and felt, “this is what I’ve been waiting my entire firkin’ life to see. I want to hear more! A lot more!” He started sneaking cameras into shows and evolved into the guy that bands and venues contact
to capture performances. He likes his music loud and fast and travels to shows in the mid-Atlantic area. A few bumps and bruises do not deter him from getting into the pit and getting the action shots from the shows he covers. He gets close to the audience and the performers and even too close for some, but he will back off if asked to. He has an agreement with Empire and is part of their photo team and the official photographer for Possessor. He also has a Facebook page dedicated to his picture “Crazy Mosh Face Guy.” His perspective is different –During the workweek he is a system administrator and at the end of the day it’s time to thrash. After a week in the nine to five world he escapes the mundane by thrashing every Friday and Saturday and taking pictures. [for more on Escue’s photography click here]
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