New Jersey Stage 2015 - Issue 10 - Page 88

Born in Teaneck and raised on Long Island, Beucler moved back to New Jersey over a decade ago. He currently shoots with a Nikon DSLR and a variety of lenses. He plans on getting a second Nikon body so he can have two on hand with different lenses. Beucler was first introduced to concert photography from seeing old Led Zeppelin concert Unfortunately, with everybody believing they are photographers these days, quality concert photography has become a lost art. “As a society we have become very accepting of mediocrity,” said Beucler. “We get inundated by countless photos taken by cell phones, and while some of them can be pretty good, most are distant, blurry images taken “He was able to take a band that was larger-than-life and make them look even bigger. I fell in love with it.” posters. This led him to Neal Preston’s book Led Zeppelin Portraits which showed him the power of concert photography. “It’s all black & white, dark and mysterious,” recalled Beucler. “He was able to take a band that was larger-than-life and make them look even bigger. I fell in love with it.” NewJerseyStage.com with a device that can’t shoot in low-light situations. And then they’re all dumped onto Facebook with zero regard to whether the artist was caught in a bad face-freeze or has their back to the camera. There’s no time or effort put into the presentation. People just share them and it removes all mystique about the 2015 - ISSUE 10 88