Christopher Joles - Owner/Photographer
Bangor Maine photographer Christopher Joles was a teen when he discovered photography, about the same time he discovered rock and roll. It only makes sense that his dream was to combine the two mediums and photograph rock stars.
Serving in the United States Air Force, Joles was stationed just a bus ride away from the hot spots of Great Britain’s historic rock and roll spectacles of the 1980s. On hand for many of the historic shows, and with many a story to tell, Joles went on years later to hone his photography skills as owner of Bangor Maine Photography Studio Joles Photography, specializing in studio portraiture. The years behind the camera in his studio taught him one thing: it’s all about capturing the subject’s genuine emotion.
As luck would have it, he has been able to take that knowledge to the foot of the stage. Owner of Maine Music News, a website covering concerts across Maine and the Boston area in photographs and reviews, Joles has now photographed many a rock star with many more on the bucket list. Joles is currently sidelined by Chronic Lyme Disease but hopes to get back in the pit!
Ann Joles - Editor / Author
You’ll know her when you see her – Bangor Maine photographer and writer Ann James Joles is probably the only person at a live show scribbling down notes and guarding a camera case. With a long time career in higher education behind her, she is more at home at a rock show with screaming fans than in an office.
James Pappaconstantine - Photographer
James has been shooting concerts since 1977, He started out with his Kodak Instamatic, before moving up to a real camera (a Pentex K1000) in 1981, he has since moved through the ranks of Minolta, Sony and Canon before landing on his Nikon D800. When not shooting a show Jim can be found singing with his own band Reverse Cowgirl or spending time with his two wonderful kids.
Rodney Devost - Videographer / Photographer
Rodney Devost joins Maine Music News as an award winning video producer. Rodney has been working in broadcast television for the past 15 years. When he’s not at work you can find him with his wife Jodi shooting music photography together. His passion began in college while photographing friends and their bands. The rest is history.