There is truth in candid moments... little slices of time where your subject remains unaware of you and your camera. My portrait subjects are often inside their own minds; caught up in the truth of moments which when spread out make their day. I call it "Gestalt Photography" - I never look to create the story being told; instead I trust my instincts to guide me to the proper moment where a story can be revealed.
Many performers have expressed to me that they feel most alive during the brief time they get to perform before an audience.
I have shot many portraits of musicians performing live as opposed to a studio setting because I find capturing moments of truth during a performance I seek to translate the energy and passion given during the performance.
Chicago blues legend Ronnie Baker Brooks Jr. performing in Los Angeles.