Category for ‘House of Blues’

House of Blues 20th Anniversary with ZZ Top! Wow!

Wednesday, January 2nd, 2013

December 4th 2012 was the House of Blues 20th Anniversary party extravaganza at the Sunset Strip venue featuring that little old blues band from Texas, ZZ Top. A star studded frenzy of an evening to say the least. Movie, TV, and Rock Stars alike showed up to drink, party, and feast on the menu of Celebrity Chef Aaron Sanchez. The venue opened early for VIPS to start the party which went on from 5:30 pm until 2 am.

I was honored at been having asked to shoot the event, House of Blues and Live Nation have now been one of my top clients for almost 14 years. I have been to every House of Blues at least twice, and am now fortunate to be shooting many of the Live Nation venues as well that are located across the country.

The band was very cool and easy to hang with despite all the calamity. Instead of writing a long blog, I thought I would just share a few more of the photos and let them explain!

Boston House of Blues and Fenway Park

Tuesday, June 16th, 2009
As part of our scouting trip for the recent House of Blues photo shoot in Boston last week we enjoyed a walking tour through Fenway Park to look for unique vantage points and views.
It was great checking out the vintage vibe of the oldest ball park in the country and home to the Boston Red Sox with its sea foam green color and old time style Coca Cola signage. Also, from the rooftop of House of Blues you have a great view right into home plate of Fenway Park and the Green Monster.









The Boston House of Blues is Located on Landsdowne Street which comes alive with activity on game day. The Boston venue has all the features including a massive concert hall, restaurant, Foundation Room, and a huge collection of Outsider Art including many works by Glenn Fox.

Boston House of Blues at night on Landsdowne Street

Boston House of Blues at night on Landsdowne Street

Crazy Fish by Glenn Fox

Crazy Fish by Glenn Fox




Vintage Style oca Cola signs in Fenway Park, Boston

Vintage Style Coca Cola signs in Fenway Park, Boston



Fenway Park from the House of Blues, Boston

Fenway Park from the House of Blues, Boston

House of Blues Tour

Saturday, May 23rd, 2009
House of Blues Restaurant, Dallas, Texas

House of Blues Restaurant, Dallas, Texas

I am Happy to be on tour again this summer shooting for the House of Blues. Starting at the Anaheim venue for 2 days with my Art Director/Assistant friend Ron Leland, we are now ready to tackle the Boston and Houston Venues and we will finish up in Las Vegas in June.

Architectural Photography At Night – What does that mean exactly? That is what I do the most as far as my photography is concerned. Take the House of Blues for example, I started shooting for them in 1999 when I was hired by Architect Sy Teller to create a magazine article on the Las Vegas Venue he had just finished. To retain the incredible lighting detail and dark cave like quality of the House of Blues brand, we decided everything should be shot at night or shot by blocking any window light to control the unique saturation that makes the House of Blues so special. A great place to see a show or have a spicy cajon style meal while enjoying the famous Blues Bar that is part of every House of Blues.

House of Blues Swamp Cookie, Anaheim, California

House of Blues Swamp Cookie, Anaheim, California

Of course part of the dark detail vibe means long exposures for the camera, a great tripod is must. In the time of film many exposures were in the 2 minute range. Now with 21 mega-pixel digital quality image capture, the time has been reduced, but long exposures are still what allows the intense saturation and detail which is what my brand of photography is all about.

Now 10 years and 10 cities later, we are again on the road for the ultimate images of the House of Blues that inspire, entertain, and show the promise of the House of Blues southern style hospitality vibe !~ Paul Jonason








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