Live Concert Photography: Mark Sultan with The Elevator Operators and Miranda and The Beat at Our Wicked Lady 10/10/18
I’ve been adhering to social distancing guidelines and quarantines as much as humanly possible over the past four months or so. Of course, during that period I’ve gone out for the occasional walk to get fresh air, exercise and to take photos, to run household errands, to go to the post office, to the pharmacy for mom’s prescriptions and to Manhattan for my mom’s various medical appointments. I’ve also gone out a few times for outdoor drinks and for outdoor meals as a a much-needed break from the tedium of quarantine life.
Unsurprisingly, over the course of this site’s ten year history, I’ve managed to compile and develop a deep archive of unedited photos. As I’ve mentioned throughout this site’s history, much of my work with JOVM has coincided with working full-time, corporate jobs in book publishing as an Editorial Assistant and Acquisitions Editor. And if you add commuting back and forth to work and shows, listening to and writing about music, editing photos, going through my correspondence and even occasionally having a romantic and social life to my day, there sometimes just wasn’t enough time in my day to sleep or daydream or just do anything else.
Sadly, much of this work going through photos has managed to be an uncomfortable reminder of the some of the things I’ve loved so much — and won’t get back for the foreseeable future, as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic and the fucking idiots, who won’t put something on their goddamn faces. So one more time, in case you didn’t understand: PUT SOMETHING OVER YOUR FUCKING FACE WHEN YOU GO OUTSIDE TO PREVENT THE SPREAD OF COVID-19!
Back in October 2018, I caught Mark Sultan of King Khan and BBQ Show with The Elevator Operators and Miranda and the Beat at Our Wicked Lady. Sultan, as the night’s headliner played a solo set of material before being joined by members of The Mystery Lights for a second set. Check out photos from the show below.
The Elevator Operators
Miranda and The Beat