My name is Josie Nelson, it's nice to meet you! I am a 22-year-old self-taught photographer based out of Chicago & Indianapolis. For the longest time, I was indecisive on what I wanted my career path to be, but I knew it had to fuel me creatively. After spending a semester at university studying nursing, I quickly realized that I was in need of something more passion-driven and personally inspiring. Though I'd taken a film photography class in high school, it never really struck me as a career possibility until I was given my first digital camera. There was, & always is, a lot of learning to be done, but I realized quickly that I had an eye for this photography thing. I fell in love with music photography after shooting my first live show for Mod Sun a few years back. This lead me to be interested in multiple other areas in the music industry such as merchandise and management.

More recently, I've been working as a merchandise vendor at festivals such as Rolling Loud New York and Astroworld Houston & shooting shows in between these gigs. It is fascinating to experience live shows from a different point of view, whether it be in the crowd, in the photo pit, or in the merch tent. My ultimate goal is to go on tour with an artist I love & to take the best photos of my life. Over the past 4 years, I've had the pleasure to shoot for some of my favorite artists such as Billie Eilish, Chase Atlantic, & Lauv. Capturing the energy of artists on stage is truly something special, & it's a dream to make that my full-time career. As Covid-19 slowly subsides and events are able to happen again, I plan on continuing with my love for music photography and cannot wait to jump back into the industry.



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