Best Twin Cities music photographers 2014 finalist: Dan Corrigan

Gimme Noise has selected 20 finalists in our Twin Cities music photographers 2014 showcase. Read all of the profiles here.

Dan Corrigan's photography has been an integral part of Minnesota music lore for the past 35 years. Many of the most famous shots of the Replacements are his, and the same goes for countless others from here and elsewhere. Many of his photos have turned the Depot Tavern into a miniature museum. The pictures he submitted for this contest are all from 2013.

See Also: The best music photographers in the Twin Cities: 2014 finalists

How and when did you get involved with music photography?
1979. A bunch of my friends were musicians.

What are some highlights of your professional photography experience?
Tomorrow night's show.

Where can people find your work (exhibits, album covers, publications, etc.)?
The Depot Tavern. Thirty-plus years worth of pictures up.

What is your favorite part of music photography?
Every show is different.

What dos/don'ts do you have for young photographers who would like to pursue this type of work?

Stay out of the way of the audience. They paid to get in. If you are a distraction, you have failed. Do it because you love it. There are so many photogs willing to give away their work for free that making a living at it is next to impossible.

Anything else?
Hearing protection.

Finalist Profiles:
Adam DeGross
Anna Gulbrandsen
Cameron Wittig
Chad Rieder
Dan Corrigan
David McCrindle
Emily Utne
Erik Hess
Kasey Jean Noll
Leslie Plesser
Mark Kartarik
Meredith Westin
Nate Ryan
Rebecca McDonald
Ryan Siverson
Sara Montour
Stacy Schwartz
Steven Cohen
Tony Nelson
Zoe Prinds-Flash

See Also: The 104 Twin Cities music photographers you nominated

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