SMI Photo Exhibit kicks off Thursday at Triple Door (Video)

11892338_884416311593586_2021362140172311454_oFor five years, SMI has been bringing fans some of the best local, national and global artists that play live music in and around The Sound. We feel very blessed to have some of the finest photographers in the Northwest, covering shows – showing fans what they missed if they weren’t there and providing a virtual moment for fans fortunate enough to have seen the artists perform live.

Great photographers don’t just take pictures or even photos. They capture moments . . . frozen moments in time. Those moments typically consist of capturing the emotion, intensity, brilliance and majesty of an artist in mid-performance, sharing their gift and their craft with an adoring audience. The music fan has a special bond with a particular artist. It’s their deep connection and loyalty to the artists that compels them to open up their purses or wallets and part with their hard-earned money so that they can commune with the like-minded and experience a few hours of magic. We capture seconds of that magic and share it with the world via our photo work on

Tomorrow night, September 3, 4 p.m. – 7 p.m. at the Triple Door Musicquarium Lounge, is the opening night of our very first public photo exhibit. The exhibit is part of our Five Year Anniversary celebration and will highlight 5 years of SMI photography.

We invite you to attend opening night for free and enjoy a live musical performance from Champagne Honeybee. If you miss opening night, no worries, our photos will be on display throughout the month of September and October.

Also, the photos and prints will be available for purchase after the exhibition is over, with some of the proceeds going to one of our partners, Melodic Caring Project. MCP streams live musical performance to children battling serious illness.


Below is a little video (produced by Jason Tang), that we put together that showcases some of our photos and explains a little bit of our history covering shows in and around The Sound the last five years. 

The SMI Photographers who will have their work on display are as follows: 

Abby Williamson

Alex Crick

Arlene Brown

Bill Bungard

Christina Leiva

Christine Mitchell

Dan Rogers

David Endicott

Greg Roth

George Bentley

Hanna Stevens

Jason Tang

Matthew Lamb

Mocha Charlie

Victoria Holt

Xander Deccio

Not only is he a multi-media journalist, he is also an accomplished musician. He is the founder of SMI and drives the creative look, feel and branding for the publication. His years of writing, arranging, and performing live music in a variety of genres inform his ability to communicate the message and the mechanics of music. Roth’s work on SMI reflects his philosophy that music is the universal language, and builds community. He believes it has the power to unite people of every race, religion, gender, and persuasion.