My name is Chris Balow and I live and breathe Detroit Rock City. As a young man, I had to beg my parents to let me attend concerts. My first show ever was Soundgarden wsg/Rocket From the Crypt at the Palace of Auburn Hills. I only really remember three things from that show: Chris Cornell came out and did Black Hole Sun acoustically, he had to ask the lighting booth to turn the lights back on for the encore, and I was completely hooked on music. I have been to over 500 concerts in my lifetime, and I still support artists buy buying tickets and vinyl.

I have had the pleasure of photographing Candlebox as one of their exclusive photographers, talked my way up on stage to speak with Chris Cornell during one of his solo shows at the Michigan Theater in Ann Arbor, MI, and you can see me in the video during Foo Fighters Itunes Festival performance at the Roundhouse in London, England.

My love of music and photography knows no bounds. Bret Michaels has had me on stage to photograph him on his recent tour this year. I also had the distinct privilege of photographing on stage at Carolina Rebellion in 2013.

I look forward to bringing you top quality photos of your favorite artists (and mine) for many years to come!