Neil McElmon Photography

ConcertSocks has been pursuing adventure and capturing moments since first learning film photography in the late ‘90s. Switching to digital and attending Mount Royal University in the 2010s allowed him the medium to hone his signature style of bright, vibrant colours, low light, and large stage productions.

Best known for his work on the North American festival circuit, ConcertSocks has played key roles on media teams at mainstay Western Canadian events such as Shambhala, Bass Coast, Astral Harvest, FozzyFest, AEMCON, and Circle Carnival. His work has also brought him to international events such as Envision Music and Arts Festival and Bamboo Bass, where he has photographed many artists, stages, attendees, and unforgettable moments. Elevating himself to Media Coordinator at festivals such as Vibrant, ConcertSocks has amassed experience both behind the lens and from an organizer’s perspective.

Located in Calgary, Alberta, ConcertSocks has established himself as the premiere Alberta photographer for several Shambhala alumni, such as Fort Knox 5, The Funk Hunters, and SkiiTour. During 2020, he evolved his craft to take on graphic and video work for artists such as these to boost production value for “at home” Twitch streams.

2021 will find ConcertSocks continuing to perfect his photography craft, continuing experimentation with video, and sharpening Twitch livestream productions for artists far and wide.

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CV / Professional Work History

Article / Blog Features

FREQ Magazine (FREQ Does Shambhala20) > Featured Photos & Header Image

FREQ Magazine (Kid Koala @ Commonwealth) > Featured Photos & Header Image

FREQ Magazine (In Review: Vibrant Festival Pre Party) > Featured Photos & Header Image

Betty and Kora (The Tropical Juice Is Worth The Squeeze) > Featured Photos & Gallery

Music and Arts Festival Events

Beaverfest Music Festival (2014)

Astral Harvest Music Festival (2015 and 2017)

Circle Carnival (2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018)

Bass Coast (2015, 20162017, 2018, and 2019)

Le Cirque de la Nuit - Día De Los Muertos (2016)

Le Cirque de la Nuit - Deja Vu (2017)

Le Cirque de la Nuit - Mad Max: Fury Road Pyro Edition (2020)

FozzyFest (20152016 and 2018)

Chasing Summer (Sunday 2017)

Shambhala Music Festival (2017, 2018 and 2019)

(LEMF) Lethbridge Electronic Music Festival (2017 and 2018)

Wicked Woods Music Festival (2017 and 2019)

Northwestival Winter Warm-up (2017 and 2018)

Bamboo Bass Festival, Costa Rica (2018)

Envision Festival, Costa Rica (2018)

Vibrant Music Festival (2018 and 2019)

GlowFest YYC (2020)

Gala and Conference Events

Agriculture for Life Harvest Gala (2016 and 2017)

(AEMCON) Alberta Electronic Music Conference (2018 and 2019)

Sporting Events

Run or Dye 5K Fun Run (2014)

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