OC MUSIC NEWS ADDS MICHELLE ALVAREZ TO PHOTO STAFF
ORANGE, CALIFORNIA | Nature and Live Concert Photographer, Michelle Alvarez will be joining the OC MUSIC NEWS photography staff.
Michelle is an accomplished and seasoned nature and live concert photographer who is best known by her photo identity [“Green-Eyed Blonde Photography.” Through her photos, Michelle has provided us some of the most memorable moments in Alt Rock, Punk, Reggae and Ska in the past decade in the southern California music scene.
Before she became a force in live concert photography, she was fascinated with taking photos as long as she can remember. Growing up in the Angeles National Forest, she had an incredible canvas to be inspired by . As a teen, she traveled back and forth between Los Angeles County to Tennessee and Virginia where she was surrounded by incredible beauty. Additionally, each summer she would spend time with her Grandparents in Oahu and Kuai. It was during those trips that she grew her love for nature conservancy and capturing her travels through her photos.
Michelle at HANAMA BAY | OAHU
As she grew older, she loved taking nature photos so much, she began her journey to visit and catalog as many landmarks worldwide that she could, and her journey continues.
PIPIWAI TRAIL | HALEAKALA NATIONAL PARK | MAUI
Through her travels, she’s captured picturesque moments in time from the Hawaiian Islands, to her Ansel Adams-esque scenery series of Yosemite Valley, to the halls of Hearst Castle in San Simeon, to Snow White’s Castle at the Disneyland Resort in Anaheim to Leads Castle, Buckingham Palace, the London Eye, The Eiffel Tower and Catacombs in Paris to Stonehenge just to name a few.
EL CAPITAN | YOSEMITE VALLEY | CALIFORNIA
“A true photograph need not be explained, nor can it be contained in words” | Ansel Adams
Inasmuch as nature was her passion, music has also been a love. Through her camera, she’s chronicled the California lifestyle trough music. She shot her first show at the House of Blues at Downtown Disney covering X, then off to the L. A Rising to shoot Muse and Rage Against the Machine at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. Since then, she’s covered everyone from Beck, Cage the Elephant, Green Day, Foo Fighters, Social Distortion, Depeche Mode, Rancid, Interrupters, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, Joan Jett and the Blackhearts…to Snoop Dogg, Sugarland and Santana.
MIKE NESS of SOCIAL DISTORTION at GLEN HELEN
Over the years, Michelle’s photos have been published in news and music magazines throughout the country and a variety of online music websites. Her work has been featured in Pollstar and was part of the advertising campaign for the re-launch of the House of Blues at Gardenwalk | Anaheim. Her photos have also been used for marketing campaigns for Orange County legends, Social Distortion as well as 80’s icon Adam Ant.
SNOOP DOGG at The HOUSE of BLUES | ANAHEIM
It should also be noted that Michelle began her photography journalism in music as the first photographer for TNN RADIO. She’s also an Associate Producer for TNN’s live broadcast. During her tenure there, she’s covered just about every major ALT Rock, Punk and Ska festival in southern California. She admits her favorite artist and band to shoot is Snoop Dogg and the Foo Fighters. She just loves seeing them through her lens whenever they have a local show.
DAVE GROHL of The FOO FIGHTERS at The FORUM
With her diverse background and photo catalog in tow, Michelle will be covering many of the larger festivals and shows that come to southern California.
Her photos can now be seen at ocmusicnews.com
Weird factoid about Michelle: Her favorite movie of all time is Logan’s Run; and she really wants to go to Dollywood.
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