Jean Marc Lavoie
My name is Jean Marc Lavoie, pronounced "jon mark lavua". This portfolio is a sample of my work and, over time, you will find new photo albums of both past and future events. My interest in photography first began in high school. However, it was not until adulthood that I was able to pursue the art of photography with a higher degree of personal investment. I've also always had a connection to music, receiving a degree in Recording Arts & Sciences from Columbia College and time spent as a mix DJ in the local club scene and on Chicago radio. Fast forward to today and these two passions have found a happy medium in my music photography; an area I place great emphasis and focus on in order to communicate the raw emotion of each subject that I capture.
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Let me begin by saying I can be somewhat of a gearhead. My first camera and lens combination were a Nikon D5100 DSLR APS-C camera and Nikkor 50mm f/1.8. Soon after I moved over to shooting with one, then two, Nikon D750 full-frame cameras and the "holy trinity" of lenses. This was prior to making the switch to the mirrorless bodies that are popular today. Once mirrorless technology showed more promise, I experimented with the Nikon Z6, but eventually settled on shooting with the Sony line of products. That's not to say Sony is better, it was just better for me at the time when I made that decision.
My goto cameras and lenses today are:
•Sony a7IV 33MP Full-Frame Mirrorless Cameras (two)
•Sony 16-35mm f/2.8 G-Master Lens
•Tamron 35-150mm f/2-2.8 Lens
•Tamron 150-500mm f/5-6.7 Lens
For run and gun flash photography (usually non-live concerts):
•Godox V1 Flash
•Sony HVL-F28RM Flash
My favorite bags and straps:
•Think Tank Retrospective 20
•Think Tank Retrospective 50
•Peak Design Cuff Camera Wrist Straps
•Black Rapid Blackline II Double Harness
•And a vintage 1980's Tamrac bag for times when I wish to carry one camera and lens alone.