Welcome! I am a freelance photographer in Los Angeles, CA and have been specializing in live music, recording studio, and artist portrait photography for 6 years. I currently contribute to the Greek Theatre, Buzzbands.LA, Spaceland.LA and various other publications and artists.
I am available for hire and you can email me at MDEISS@GMAIL.COM. Shoot me a message to ask about my rates. Hope to hear from you!
“It is no secret that the music industry is a beautiful hedonist writhing in a chartable wilderness of remarkable iconography. To be part of such an enigmatic commotion is to be comfortable with the inevitability of being sold for parts and for as long as I can remember, I have been looking for a way to contribute whatever pieces I had to give. It wasn’t until adulthood that I realized the discernible relationship between my youth spent sneaking cameras into gigs and making a career out of photographing the musicians I marvel at. We can all envision iconic images from music history – timeless portraits of the people we revere and photographs that gift us a glimpse into an artist’s creative process we can only dream of. The intimacy offered in a photograph is as precious as being in the throes of music’s daunting body of work – all those records that are our favorite records in those moments when we are in them. For someone who can barely strum 10 chords, the achievement of being involved in music by passionately capturing it (sans the sound that defines it) is what propels me. The opportunity to photograph underground and overground artists that have imprinted on my musical repertoire and the collection of many other enthusiasts is an unparalleled reward. I aspire to capture the moments of musicians and recording artists live, in studio, and in life – for others like me to be inspired by the photographs of the idols, radicals, iconoclasts, and innovators we admire and imitate.“ -Michelle Shiers