Photographing Gary Allan, Lanco and Canaan Smith.

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I photographed the QDR Halloween Harvest Ball Saturday October 10th 2017.   The concert was held at the very historic Lincoln Theatre in Raleigh NC.  The venue has a old school music vibe to it.  I have been wanting to photograph this venue for a long time and was excited when I got the chance.  

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Lincoln Theater

10/28/2017

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I arrived to the venue early to photograph the meet and greet with fans and the artists.  I was able to watch them do some sound checks and it was really cool to watch.  The band that you will see in the video below was Lanco.  The lead singer was not on stage but the band was doing a sound check and just running through the motions to make sure everything sounded great.  They started doing this melody and it was freaking beautiful!  I stopped what I was doing grabbed my phone and just started recording.  I loved it.  Listen below. 

After the sound check there was a break and everyone just waited around for the winners to come in and do the meet and greet.  I photographed them as they walked in to meet the musicians and bands that were playing. 

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After the meet and greet people starting coming in and finding there spots for the night.  There were a few people who went straight to the front of the stage.  

I had a great time photographing the show, hanging out with QDR crew, meeting and talking with the bands.  Great experience and I got some great photographs that I am happy with.  Check out below and thanks for reading!  Don't forget to subscribe to the mailing list for access to the store, future dates and BTS videos!

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Photographing Alamo Cinema Raleigh Movie Event

Photographed by Chris Sturk

Photographed by Chris Sturk

I was hired by the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema to photograph a big event they put on at the Dixie Park in Raleigh NC.  This place used to house the Dorthea Dix Hospital until 2010.  There is a huge amount of land there and some beautiful places to walk around.  When I was driving up to the location I found myself looking at different spots I wanted to do some photography work at.  Click on the link so read about the hsitory of the hospital and this location.   The hospital is now gone and it is a park. (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dorothea_Dix_Hospital

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When I arrived to the location I had to stand there for a moment and soak in the size of this huge outdoor theater screen.   It was held down by four different tethering lines and a power projector put the movie on the screen.  They had a rough estimate of about 3000 people scheduled to arrive.  The first movie they played was very kid friendly because we had a lot of families there doing a costume contest.  The second movie was Sean of the Dead, which is more for the adults.  They did let the families know about the second movie so they could choose to leave or stay with the kids if they wanted to.  Side note:  Sean of the Dead is a kick ass movie!   

HUGE MOVIE SCREEN!

HUGE MOVIE SCREEN!

  They also supplied food trucks, restroom facilities and a police officer was there to watch over the crowd.  It was a very enjoyable night and everyone seemed to have enjoyed themselves.  If you are in the Raleigh area and would like to check one of these showings out, check out the website for the Alamo Drafthouse for information.  https://drafthouse.com/raleigh

I had a great time photographing the event and hope to work with them again soon on another event. 

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