The Musical Photography of Robert T. Reid


The shot above is of a framed photo (of Columbia, SC musicians Josh Roberts and Leslie Branham) taken by Charleston photographer Robert T. Reid, of whom I know very little. After this came across my Facebook home page when posted by a friend, I investigated and found Reid’s brand new FB profile, with a few dozen more like this of other musicians.

Many of them are purely local artists from Charleston and the surrounding areas, some are blues musicians who come to town for the yearly festivals. Whoever they are, Reid has a discerning eye for a great angle, or closeup, or some other technique that offers up more than just a candid fan photo version of events.

Reid sells these pictures, many of them signed by the subjects as well as the photographer, and they’re not cheap. Curious, or just want to see a few more? check out his Facebook page here.

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