CRYSTAL HUFFMAN

Concert Photographer, Educator, and certified music snob.

WHAT I DO
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Just a music snob with a Master's degree in photography...

I'm a creative freelancer currently located in Virginia. I specialize in concert photography and promotional photography. Recently, I have started studying UX/UI design and search engine optimization.

PHOTOGRAPHER

My work has been featured in Rolling Stone Magazine, Alternative Press, CMJ Music, and Digital Photo Pro Magazine, among others.

EDUCATOR

I teach photography and software basics at local colleges to students enrolled in BFA programs.

COMPETITOR

In addition to being the first place winner in Digital Photo Pro’s “Photo of the Year” competition, I have also placed in numerous other challenges.

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``😍😍😍😍😍😍💖😍😍❤️💊💊👏`` - Wayne Coyne, Flaming Lips

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CMJ Music Festival

CMJ Music Festival

Mayhem Festival

Mayhem Festival 2014
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``Even my dad loves your photos ... and he doesn't even like my band.`` - Mike Gombas, Counterfeit Molly

VIEW THE LATEST SHOWS

Hanson performs at the Norva -SOLD OUT

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Hanson’s 25th Middle of Everywhere Anniversary World Tour

Hanson fans descended on the Norva the night before the show without hesitation for the 24-hour wait in hopes of snagging a shot at the barricade. Everyone knows that a sold-out show at the Norva can mean a longer wait time than usual to make it to the box office, but I didn’t anticipate the crowd to span beyond the block hours before the show IN THE RAIN. Thankfully, I was working and would be able to bypass the line to pick up my pass, but it didn’t stop many of the fans from making sure I got to the front of the line upon arriving. “Are you here to take photos of them? GET HER UP FRONT! SHE IS TAKING PHOTOS OF THEM! I will be up front with my friends! Make sure you get a photo of us!”

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Deftones tour 2017 – Raleigh, NC

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Fair warning: I am a huge Deftones fan. With that being said, I’ve seen them more than a handful of times and can honestly say, they outdo their previous performance every time. Every. Single.  Time.

The lineup for this tour was incredible. If you haven’t had a chance to check out my photo coverage of Thrice and Rise Against, please do so.

Here are a handful of images from the show, many more can be seen at www.idobiradio.com Read more

Rise Against in Raleigh, North Carolina

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Rise Against

I was fortunate enough to see this tour during their first week. Traveling to Raleigh was well worth being involved with this show. Though it was incredibly humid, Rise Against took the stage in front of screaming fans (some of which were no match for my earpieces) proving that once again, their fans are nothing if not loyal. Their performance was a great match for Deftones and Thrice, a lineup that is worth far more than the ticket price.  Photographed for Idobi Radio, more images from the show are available on their site. Read more

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New Noise Magazine
NewNoise Magazine
CMJ Music
CMJ Music
The Chicago Tribune
Chicago Tribune
Alternative Press
Alternative Press
RollingStone Magazine

PUBLICATIONS

  • RollingStone Magazine
  • Alternative Press
  • Digital Photo Pro Magazine
  • CMJ Music
  • Wonkavision
  • The Chicago Tribune
  • Idobi Radio (frequent contributor)
  • New Noise Magazine
  • NPR Boston
  • Hellhound Music
  • Hypebeast
  • Stupid Dope
  • The Virginian Pilot
  • Veer Magazine
  • Splash Magazine
  • The New Junto
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