"Psychic Chasms" by Brigid Gallagher

My dear and talented friend, Brigid Gallagher, is in the running to be an official photographer for the Forecastle Music Festival and she needs your help!  She submitted this stunning shot of Alan Palomo of Neon Indian as he masterfully cast his electro spells at a show in Chicago. 

The communal experience of live music is transcendent, which is perhaps why I find myself at concerts weekly. To me, music is spiritual – and even more so in a live setting, with the band, fans, and environment intermingling to create a truly unique and organic experience. So when I’m able to capture an image that reflects the essence of that moment in time, it makes me feel like I’m even more so a part of that collective “something” that is ultimately bigger than me – bigger than all of us. Merging my two passions, music and photography, is what I want to spend my life doing. This opportunity would literally be a dream realized. I am beyond grateful for this chance. When I captured this image of Neon Indian’s Alan Palomo, they were playing “Psychic Chasms,” so I thought it was fitting to title the shot after the song. It’s hard to refrain from dancing at Neon Indian shows, but at this moment the crowd seemed to halt and watch Alan, who was leaning over his Korg with intense focus. 

- Brigid Gallagher 

I would be forever grateful if you vote for Brigid!!! Just click the photo to be redirected to her voting page.

Brigid’s Official Photography Website
Forecastle Music Festival Website