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All posts by Taelar Pollmann

Developing From a Negative

Vintage Times I tend to hold outdated opinions about entertainment and media.  The most prevalent of these opinions is the fact that music sounds best when played from a vinyl record through a gramophone, that photographs should be captured with either a dry collodion emulsion on

Developing From a Negative

The Pit The photographs in photobooth are from my first proper photography pit experience at a concert.  I’ve photographed large scale concerts before, but they were from the soundboard and these two experiences are extremely different.  Capturing concerts from the soundboard requires a longer focal


A Visual Comparison Between Loveland, Colorado (09-30-2019) | Colorado Springs, Colorado (10-01-2019) Review

Ghost haunts Colorado

Two rituals in two days The feeling in the air right before an entertainer is due to perform is electric.  Ghost knows how to turn that anticipation up to 11 and deliver night after night.  The Ultimate Tour Named Death made two stops in Colorado

A photo equals 1000 words

The importance of concert photography Humans are a visual species and the need for visual stimulation has bloomed with the advancement of technology.  One aspect of the visual playground that is often taken for granted is the art of concert photography. A person in attendance

Pete Souza on Shade: A Tale of Two Presidents

Souza coming to Parker to discuss rerelease of Shade on Nov. 6 It was no surprise that Pete Souza, President Obama’s chief photographer, created a photo book that chronicles his time within the White House.  What was surprising was his second smaller book, titled, Shade:

Developing From a Negative

My Hat Last Tuesday I was asked what my pronouns were for the first time.  I’ve been striving for a more androgynous appearance over the last year or so; the fact that someone could not tell my gender means I achieved my goal.  My hat

DANG it!

DANG Soft Serve Ice Cream is all appearance and no taste.  The flavor variety of the ice cream is limited, their toppings are unlabeled, and the ordering process is tedious and annoying.  The outside aesthetic caters to the influencer crowd that spends more time posing

Developing From a Negative

Sleep No More After the struggle of writing last week’s column, this week I want to focus on one of my favorite things that is not related to photography: the immersive live performance experience known as Sleep No More in New York.  The story is