Vernon Webb from Northern NJ is a concert photographer, musician, computer consultant and parent.
His love of photography began in 1977 at the age of 13 where he joined the photograph club in Junior High School. His first concert photo was in 1984 at the San Francisco Civic Center of The Grateful Dead. Carrying a 110 film camera he took his first concert photos and that is where the passion began. The years that followed were filled with experimenting…the lights, the angles, the cameras, the lenses…saturating every show and venue possible to work his craft.
Vernon has captured thousands of concerts, festivals and artist promo shots including The Grateful Dead, Hot Tuna, Pearl Jam, Neil Young, Willie Nelson, Robert Plant, Sheryl Crow, Damian Marley, The Wailers, Outlaws, Blues Traveler, Elvis Costello, Allman Brothers, Foghat, Doobie Brothers, The Black Crowes, Joe Walsh, Jane’s Addiction, Furthur, Marshall Tucker, and many more. He now shoots for several publications and on any given night can be found in a photo pit somewhere in New York and beyond.
When asked about what he looks for when shooting Vernon said the following;
"I am always looking to capture my feeling of a moment. I want the person looking at my photos to feel like they are there. I look for the light and more importantly the emotion. Anyone can simply take a photo and in today's world of cell phone cameras, everyone does. But it takes a real understanding of music to get the shot. You have to first be able to feel that moment yourself to know it's coming and for the most part I live in the music. That is what I'm trying to portray to the viewer."
Also a singer/songwriter with over 20 years of writing, Vernon’s own solo, acoustic performances, as well as sitting in with multiple bands, offers a mix of passionate original materials and covers in a unique blend of songs.