Photographer Mike Weber has been photographing Iowa musicians at live shows for the last eight years. During this Talk of Iowa interview, host Charity Nebbe talks to Weber about his photography, the Iowa music scene, and his upcoming exhibit at Raygun in Cedar Rapids March 1-8.
Weber is passionate about providing an accurate representation of Iowa’s music culture through his photography. He wants to see more photographers coming out to local shows.
“Photography is like music or any other art. The way that I capture these images is going to be different than the way anybody else does,” Weber says. “I would like there to be a more diverse set of images that capture the Iowa music scene.”
“Just because we aren’t Chicago or New York or L.A. doesn’t mean that we don’t need to have our scene represented just as well as they do.”