In March of 2015 I was just setting out to start my own photography business. I was hired to photograph a special out-of-season event for OK Mozart - an international music festival that has been operating every June in Bartlesville, OK since 1983. In April, the next month, I was hired to photograph the entire week-long festival. From there I was honored to be the official photographer of the festival for 2 more seasons (2015-2017). Unfortunately due to my move to Houston in May, 2018 I was not able to continue my run with OKM.
The festival allowed me to photograph dozens of musicians, acts, and showcases -- the world renowned Amici New York orchestra, Canadian Brass, Michael Martin Murphey, Wilson Phillips, and so many more. It was an honor and a privilege to photograph these talented musicians on stage, and have the occasional face to face interaction back stage. I've put together this collection to share some of my favorite pictures from my time with the festival. This year the festival was rebranded to OKM to signify a departure from purely classical, or classical adjacent music, to a wider variety of acts. I wish the best for OKM and I hope it can continue to bring outstanding talent to Bartlesville and NE Oklahoma, which would otherwise be relegated to larger cities. Photographing OKM was an outstanding opportunity which I will probably never have the chance to repeat, so I would like to thank everyone there for taking a chance on me. Thanks for the memories.