The Sole of an Artist!

Music photographers already have it challenging enough.  Tight pits (sometimes none), 3 songs, no flash, low light, screaming fans…. so I figured why not challenge myself and do something a bit extra and get some pictures…of artist’s…shoes!

I know, sounds weird.  Foot fetish?  Shoe fetish?  Who knows, probably both.  But they say you can tell a lot about someone by the shoes they wear.  And we always see images of faces, guitars, hair, props…but never the shoes!

How did it start?  It was at The Cranberries show when I was stuck in a spot and Dolores was doing this funky dance right in front of me.  All I could really shoot was her shoes.  And then a few months later, same thing happened at a Poison show where Bret was wearing these pretty ratty boots.

And then off I went… shooting….shoes (?)  hahaha.  It is not always possible to get a decent shoe shot, but really, I try.  Find those details… be different. 😉

Scott Helman

 

Matt Walst (Three Days Grace)

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Lzzy Hale (Halestorm)

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Alice Cooper

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Rudolf Schenker (Scorpions)

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Klaus Meine (Scorpions)

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Billy Idol

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Jim Lindberg (Pennywise)

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Thurston Moore (Sonic Youth)

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Jessie J

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Matt Johnson (Matt & Kim)

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 Nick Waterhouse

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Vance Joy

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Gord Downie (Tragically Hip)

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Lionize

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Colin The Dead (The Brains)

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Martha Wainwright 

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Ryan Guldemond (Mother Mother)

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Roddy Radiation (The Specials)

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Dan Campbell (The Wonder Years)

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Gwar

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Reel Big Fish

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Bert McCraken (The Used)

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Jeremy Widerman (Monster Truck)

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M.I.A.

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Rich Aucoin

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Glenn Danzig

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Mayer Hawthorne

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Jacoby Shaddix (Papa Roach)

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Gwar

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Randy Blythe (Lamb of God)

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Jean-Michel Labadie (Gojira)

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Waka Flocka Flame

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J. Cole

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Jimmy Stadt (Polar Bear Club)

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Richard Seguin

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Tegan Quin (Tegan and Sara)

Gabriel Louis Bernard Malenfant (Radio Radio)

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Dolores O’Riordan (The Cranberries)

Lyn-Z (Mindless Self Indulgence)

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Joel O’Keeffe (Airbourne)

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Hayley Williams (Paramore)

George Pettit (Alexisonfire)

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Bret Michaels (Poison)

Emily Haines (Metric)

Torquil Campbell (Stars)

Ben Kowalewicz (Billy Talent)

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Michael Angelakos (Passion Pit)

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Slash

Kevin Parker (Tame Impala)

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Flavor Flav (Public Enemy)

Greg Hetson (Bad Religion)

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Ellie Goulding

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Dexter Holland (The Offspring)

Joe Trohman (Fall Out Boy)

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A$AP Rocky

Matt Caughthran (The Bronx)

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Chino Moreno (Deftones)

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Tim McIlrath (Rise Against)

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Kelvin Swaby (The Heavy)

Chris Hannah (Propagandhi)

Katie McConnell  (The Mahones)

Nanna Bryndís Hilmarsdóttir (Of Monsters and Men)

Sam Halliday (Two Door Cinema Club)

Streetlight Manifesto

Pete Wentz (Fall Out Boy)

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Ragnar “Raggi” þórhallsson (Of Monsters and Men)

Geddy Lee (Rush)

 

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