“For as long as I can remember, my closest friends always referred to me as Mr. V. Music, as well as photography is a strong passion of mine. Here’s a story where my loves coincide.
Her name is Danni Bay. She had it. You know that “it” that you just want to watch, get close to, and feel… That intangible “it” that she was oblivious to possessing. Her voice was so powerful, I not only got chills over my body, but I felt the presence of God in that building. I had never heard of her, seen her, or anything. Not in a weird or even physical way, but I just had to know her. With a talent like hers, I thought she must have the arrogance to match, but when I asked her if she wanted to work together, she humbly and calmly said “sure.”
That was maybe a year ago from when I took this photo, but fate brought us back to where we had met. She was now my girlfriend of 8 months and had become one of the premiere performers in North Central Florida.
Before the show she was nervous. She wasn’t sure if her band new all the chords, or if her hair was the way she liked it, or if all the practice had worn down her voice. But it was showtime. No time to worry, to complain, or cry. It was time to be a champion.
She had the show of a lifetime and I just wanted to do my best to capture it. This was one of my early photos and still one of my favorites. It was dark and I had very little space to work with, but everything came together. I was able to press the shutter at the exact moment she brought the house down with one her original songs, “Parking Lot.” She showed “it” off that night.
My name is Mr. V. I’m 20 and from Miami, Fl.
I shoot everything.
My camera is my journal, because I’m too cool for a diary.” – Damien V