Pom Poms Vol. 1 is a collection of photographs of the Nashville DIY music scene made between 2016–2018. The work translates music photography into fine art by showing relationships in crowds, rather than just focusing on the performers. Scenes from shows at art houses, basements and commercial venues reveal the liveliness of concert-goers during a youthful time. The title was constructed as a metonym for cheering crowds, inspired by the large tufts used by cheerleaders. Pom Poms is also an acronym for “pictures of many people of music scenes.” The work is characterized by romanticism and high-spirited colors, to produce an eccentric, dreamy world; a slice of 2010’s Nashville. This volume, with all its bright moments, raises the question: How does music bring people together?


First edition, 2017
Self-published
142 pages, 154 images
Softcover, 8.5 x 11 in. (21.59 x 27.94 cm.)
Edition of 22 + 2AP
Out of print


Second edition
Self-published
160 pages, 139 images
Hardcover, 8 x 10 in. (20.32 x 25.4 cm.)
Coming soon







Pom Poms Vol. 1 is a collection of photographs of the Nashville DIY music scene made between 2016–2018. The work translates music photography into fine art by showing relationships in crowds, rather than just focusing on the performers. Scenes from shows at art houses, basements and commercial venues reveal the liveliness of concert-goers during a youthful time. The title was constructed as a metonym for cheering crowds, inspired by the large tufts used by cheerleaders. Pom Poms is also an acronym for “pictures of many people of music scenes.” The work is characterized by romanticism and high-spirited colors, to produce an eccentric, dreamy world; a slice of 2010’s Nashville. This volume, with all its bright moments, raises the question: How does music bring people together?


First edition, 2017
Self-published
142 pages, 154 images
Softcover, 8.5 x 11 in. (21.59 x 27.94 cm.)
Edition of 22 + 2AP
Out of print


Second edition
Self-published
160 pages, 139 images
Hardcover, 8 x 10 in. (20.32 x 25.4 cm.)
Coming soon





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