December 17, 2012 Slideshows

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After the Show photos by Theo R. Welling 

The photographs accompanying this week's "2012: The Year in Music" RFT feature story are part of a series called After the Show by St. Louis-based photographer Theo R. Welling. Here’s how he describes the project: "I set out to photograph musicians the moment after they finished a show. I wanted to capture the drainage of emotions, the sweat and the exhilaration of performing. Playing in a band is a release for so many. By bringing a plain white backdrop and photographing individual portraits of the band members, I hoped to keep the focus on the musicians who work so hard to put on a show."

Read "2012: The Year in Music" here.
Bo and the Locomotive, Pig Slop, May 29, 2012.
Bo and the Locomotive, Pig Slop, May 29, 2012.
Bo and the Locomotive, Pig Slop, May 29, 2012.
Bo and the Locomotive, Pig Slop, May 29, 2012.
Troubadour Dali, El Lenador, June 20, 2012.
Troubadour Dali, El Lenador, June 20, 2012.
Troubadour Dali, El Lenador, June 20, 2012.
Troubadour Dali, El Lenador, June 20, 2012.
The Little Big Bangs, El Lenador, June 30, 2012.
The Little Big Bangs, El Lenador, June 30, 2012.
The Little Big Bangs, El Lenador, June 30, 2012.
The Little Big Bangs, El Lenador, June 30, 2012.
Skarekrau Radio, Pig Slop, July 12, 2012.
Skarekrau Radio, Pig Slop, July 12, 2012.
Skarekrau Radio, Pig Slop, July 12, 2012.
Skarekrau Radio, Pig Slop, July 12, 2012.
Skarekrau Radio, Pig Slop, July 12, 2012.
Skarekrau Radio, Pig Slop, July 12, 2012.
Skarekrau Radio, Pig Slop, July 12, 2012.
Skarekrau Radio, Pig Slop, July 12, 2012.
Skarekrau Radio, Pig Slop, July 12, 2012.
John Henry and The Engine, Off Broadway, August 10, 2012.
John Henry and The Engine, Off Broadway, August 10, 2012.
John Henry and The Engine, Off Broadway, August 10, 2012.
John Henry and The Engine, Off Broadway, August 10, 2012.
John Henry and The Engine, Off Broadway, August 10, 2012.
The Bottle Rockets, Off Broadway, August 11, 2012.
The Bottle Rockets, Off Broadway, August 11, 2012.
The Bottle Rockets, Off Broadway, August 11, 2012.
The Bottle Rockets, Off Broadway, August 11, 2012.
Spelling Bee, Blank Space, October 3, 2012.
Spelling Bee, Blank Space, October 3, 2012.
Bug Chaser, Blank Space, November 11, 2012.
Bug Chaser, Blank Space, November 11, 2012.
Bug Chaser, Blank Space, November 11, 2012.
Bug Chaser, Blank Space, November 11, 2012.
Bug Chaser, Blank Space, November 11, 2012.
Bug Chaser, Blank Space, November 11, 2012.
Bug Chaser, Blank Space, November 11, 2012.
Bug Chaser, Blank Space, November 11, 2012.
The Conformists, The Heavy Anchor, November 21, 2012.
The Conformists, The Heavy Anchor, November 21, 2012.
The Conformists, The Heavy Anchor, November 21, 2012.
The Conformists, The Heavy Anchor, November 21, 2012.
Yowie, The Heavy Anchor, November 21, 2012.
Yowie, The Heavy Anchor, November 21, 2012.
Yowie, The Heavy Anchor, November 21, 2012.
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Bo and the Locomotive, Pig Slop, May 29, 2012.
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