Thirty minutes outside of Manhattan, Michael calls the Rockland County hamlet known as Tappan his home. In 2002, he landed his very first assignment – photographing the legendary Richie Havens at the Clearwater Festival – and his passion for live music photography was born.
Over the past two decades, Michael has photographed artists the likes of Beck, Behemoth, Billy Idol, Black Label Society, Cage the Elephant, Deftones, Foo Fighters, Ghost, Greta Van Fleet, Lamb Of God, Megadeth, Metallica, Nick Cave, Nine Inch Nails, Pearl Jam, Slipknot, The Smashing Pumpkins, The Struts, Tool, U2 and Weezer, amongst many others.
Whether it be an indie band performing at an underground nightclub, or a top-touring act playing to a stadium filled with more than 65,000 fans, Michael Dinger Photography's unique brand of concert photography, known as PIT PERSPECTIVES, is sure to be there to document the spectacle in pictures and words. When he is not capturing the images of beloved rockstars, Michael can usually be found running or mountain biking along the trails of the Hudson River Valley.