Former Bendite, Matisyahu best known as the Hasidic Jewish Rapper, performed in Bend at the Domino Room for a sold out crowd of fans. Matis shared several of his songs from his new album, AKEDA and finished up with his hit song “One Day”.
I was selected to photograph Matisyahu and was expecting to squeeze on the stage for some shots. However the stage was tight which meant shooting from in the crowd. Fortunately people were kind and I positioned myself behind some young fans along the stage front. I shot the entire show, changed out lenses a few times and definitely found I had to shoot tight to get decent photos due to the lighting.
I had a few minutes after the show to meet Matis and give him an I LOVE BEND, OR sticker which he was excited to have.
I have a feeling Matishayu will be back in Bend during his next tour.