Photographer of the Month for April 2021
Greg Noire is a Houston-based live music and portrait photographer with a portfolio featuring names like Travis Scott, Demi Lovato, Drake, Childish Gambino and many, many more. He also photographs at major festivals like Lollapalooza and Austin City Limits.
He has caught countless iconic shots of artists in the throws of performance, creating portraits that evoke emotion capture the thrill of the moment. Noire says that he has a passion for finding beauty in what others might find unattractive and that he loves being a music photographer because the raw emotion he catches during performances inspire him.
A number of his pictures are shot edited in black and white and said in an interview that when a photo makes him feel intense emotion, he feels it immediately and is drawn to edit it to be black and white. “I can’t even really explain why some photos are more impactful to me than others but I recognize them immediately,” Noire told A Universe.
During live performances he says he tries to translate what is happening in the venue through the lens of the camera. He says that perfection is not the key but rather an authentic preservation of a moment.