ABOUT ME

Andrew Perkins

Hello my name is Andrew Perkins. I am a music enthusiast. In this short life we encounter many challenges and obstacles. Yet music has always been a safe haven for me. This musical journey started 27 years ago when I saw U2, Public Enemy and Big Audio Dynamite at the World Outdoor Music Theatre at Tinley Park Illinois. It was as if a veil was lifted before my eyes and I peered into a new universe of endless possibilities and potentialities. At that time I was studying Environmental Science at Purdue University where I graduated with a B.S.. Then off to Indiana University where I graduated with a B.S. in  Physical Therapy.

 

I have engaged in many creative ways to explore our universe. Teaching meditation and yoga around the world has offered great insight into the human psyche. When I discovered energy work through  Reiki training that's when music flowing as energy emerged as a transformative power for good to me. Some artists create sounds, dance, audiovisual delights. My desire is to chronicle these unique expressions with my own unique and intuitive process.

 

Thus the creation of Audiophileoholic with the slogan "A Healthy Music Addiction". Foremost my photography aims to capture the essence of each individual artist within a band. Great satisfaction is gleaned from each photo as I love to capture the lines on an artist's face, sweat glistening on their brow, emotions bleeding through animated poses.

 

So here I offer my services as a concert photographer in intimate or large settings, genres make no difference to me as it's my motto never to disparage an artist for their passions expressed through music. Private shooting sessions for bands or interested members. Creative involvement with artists is a must. Shots for album covers and tour posters as well.

 

"What is it that makes you want to write songs? In a way you want to stretch yourself into other people’s hearts. You want to plant yourself there, or at least get a resonance, where other people become a bigger instrument than the one you’re playing. It becomes almost an obsession to touch other people. To write a song that is remembered and taken to heart is a connection, a touching of bases. A thread that runs through all of us. A stab to the heart. Sometimes I think songwriting is about tightening the heartstrings as much as possible without bringing on a heart attack."
                                              Keith Richards