My name is Alex Kluft and I am a graduate of Columbia College Chicago (2014) . I feel that both music and photography represent a large part of what defines me. At the age of 12 I started playing drums. At 14 years old I started going to concerts. As a photographer and avid concert attendee, I decided to put the 2 together when I started bringing a pocket camera to shows. After taking a few pictures at different shows/concerts I decided that I wanted to pursue concert photography. Before long, I bought a professional DSLR camera. By photographing small club shows, I was able to meet several great musicians who play with some of my favorite artists and bands. My photos show who I am. They also show whom I interact with and what kind of music I like. In addition it shows my creative side. The reason why I like concert photography is that it allows me to "capture the moment” for myself and others.

Published Work


1. http://www.hollywooddrum.com/features/the-groove-remains-the-same-pictorial
2. http://www.hollywooddrum.com/features/guitar-center-drum-off-grand-finals-2010
3. http://www.examiner.com/review/love-for-levon-at-the-izod-center
4. http://www.examiner.com/review/peter-gabriel-so-front-to-back-at-the-united-center
5. http://www.examiner.com/review/marshall-50-years-of-loud-at-wembley-arena
6http://www.lasplash.com/publish/Entertainment/cat_index_chicago_performances/Blues_on_the_North_Shore_Review_2010_printer.php
7. http://www.examiner.com/la-in-los-angeles/jazz-fusion-guitarists-you-should-see
8. http://www.examiner.com/classic-rock-in-chicago/jazz-fusion-drummers-to-see
9. http://www.examiner.com/la-in-los-angeles/monday-night-jams-at-the-baked-potato-review
10. http://www.examiner.com/la-in-los-angeles/my-favorite-jazz-and-blues-shows-of-2010
11. http://www.examiner.com/la-in-los-angeles/kirk-fletcher-s-birthday-bash-at-the-baked-potato-review
12. http://www.examiner.com/la-in-los-angeles/upcoming-show-the-bombastic-meatbats-featuring-chad-smith-review
13. http://www.examiner.com/classic-rock-in-chicago/thin-lizzy-at-the-vic-theatre-apris-1st-review
14. http://www.examiner.com/classic-rock-in-chicago/jeff-beck-s-rock-n-roll-party-at-the-cadillac-palace-theatre-review
15. http://www.examiner.com/classic-rock-in-chicago/rush-at-the-united-center-april-12-2011
16. http://www.paiste.com/e/endorser_det.php?page=image&endorserid=1232