Magic Concert Moments Through the Lens of Jordan Axtman  

  • Thursday, September 13, 2018
  • by Mary Panerio

See the extended gallery with even more concert photos from Jordan Axtman here!

Sometimes all it takes is a moment for your whole world to change. When you find yourself immersed in good live music, feeding off the collective energy of excited friends and hearing the familiar first notes of your favorite song can easily do the trick.

A surreal musical journey is different every time, but not knowing your final destination is part of the appeal.

Will you be sent on a whirlwind trip down memory lane?

Will a beautiful passage move you to close your eyes and dive inside?

Will an insane solo transform you into your air-guitar-playing alter ego Shredward Wizardhands?

Once the music takes over, it’s up to the song to decide.

No matter how the music moved you during any of the “HOLY SH*T!” moments of the Best Party Anywhere® in 2018, concert photographer Jordan Axtman was channeling all the emotion and energy of each moment through his lens.

Join him on his epic nine-day musical odyssey at the Sturgis Buffalo Chip and experience (or re-experience) these magic rock ‘n’ roll moments.

What were your favorite concert moments from the 2018 party at the Chip? Tell us in the comments below.

Did you capture magic Sturgis Buffalo Chip concert photos of your own in 2018? Enter them into the Chip Shots Photo Contest for the chance to earn yourself a free pass to the party in 2019!

About Jordan Axtman

As far back as I can remember, music and photography have been an important part of my life. I photographed my first band in 2008, and I still remember it like it was yesterday. The feeling has never left. The lights, the noise, the people, everything coming together to make for a unique experience each and every time. With 350+ shows and 200+ bands, the feeling remains the same. I've been featured in SPIN Magazine, MusicRadar, and several news and industry websites in the US, Canada, UK, and Sweden. I've photographed for the Sturgis Buffalo Chip for six years, and have been the house photographer for the Bismarck Event Center for 10 years. Concert and event photography work well in my approach, as I prefer to be a fly on the wall and work around my subjects, as I feel it leads to a more genuine image and representation of that moment in time.


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