December 17, 2012

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."

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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.
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.
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.