Perry Farrell's Satellite Party @ The Orange Peel

Hello All,
New pictures from the Orange Peel. I got to rock out with Perry Farrell of Jane's Addiciton and Porno for Pyro's on September 10th. The show rocked, the setlist included a lot of Jane's songs, including Stop, Jane Says and Been Caught Stealing and Under a Tahitian Moon from Porno for Pyro's. Perry's energy level was throug
h the roof and he sounded as good as ever. Hope you enjoy this sample of pictures. To see the whole gallery, please visit www.jonleidel.com and go to the "Band Images" link.
Enjoy. See Ya soon...I will be posting more pictures from the OP in the next cou
ple of days, including Andrew Bird, and Rail Road Earth.


Eli Wolf McConnell

I recently had the pleasure of doing a photo shoot with a very hip, smart, funny, little man named Eli. Eli's Mom works in my building, and from the first minute I hung out with him, I knew I had to capture some images of his personality to share with everyone. Eli took direction in the studio very well, and was so much fun to "work" with that I was laughing and smiling the entire shoot. He loves school, loves to learn, likes his teacher, and is just a blast to be around. Since he likes learning so much, I thought it would be cool to bring in some props from my school days. As you can tell from the images we had a big 'ol time playing in the studio with the books and out on the balcony with his skateboard.


Hello again everyone...
I have been very busy, and I have not updated my blog in a while, so I hope you except my apologies.
I spent a great weekend at Ashefest, which took place at one of my favorite venues, Deer Fields. I was honored to be one of the festival photographer's and I got to spend some time with my good friend Margaret Lauzon of VillaSonica who is a very talented videographer, and was capturing video of the festival that you can check on MoBoogie's home page.
I got to get in Thursday night for the meeting, and to witness a great little electrical storm that passed our way...I shot this image (left) at midnight, leaving the shutter open for 30 seconds on my tripod. The lights in the bottom right are from the porch of the main cabin, and the reflection they cast on the smaller lake. The lights in the lower left are from a parked golf cart near by.
I also got the image on the right from the cabin porch...

Again, long shutter , the lights are from a car driving past the lake on its way to the camping area. I like playing around with the long exposures as it gives you a view you do not normally get to see.
I also got my LensBaby out and shot a couple of images...I especially like theone with the VW Bus coming around the lake.

To see the entire catalog if images from the weekend please visit my site: www.jonleidel.com and go to the "Band Images" link on the bottom of the home page, follow it to the Ashefest link and you can view the images by day there. Drop me a line and let me know which one's you like best.
Here are a couple of shots from the Fire Dancers on Saturday night. This was one of the highlights of the weekend for me because fire dancers make for great images, Particle played (who I have known for sometime and have not seen in a while) and my friend Dave Hamilton from the Moog Foundation played Theramin with the band!

Take Care...Be good to Yourself...