In Feb of 2009 Carl Pocket received an email that he would be attending a Jane's Addiction show with a reunited Eric Avery in a tiny venue. At that moment Carl Pocket went out and got his first DSLR and never looked back. From that moment forward if there was a show he would have a camera around his neck.
In his over a decade of shooting his work has found itself all over the internet: Hysteria AU, Billboard Magazine, Music Connection, Rollingstone.com, NME.com, CMT.com, Consequenceofsound.com, Buzzbands.la, Newport Folk Fest, Spaceland Presents, FYF Fest and many others.
Since he picked up a camera he has shot well over 1,500 shows/events includingt most of the major music festivals (including Coachella, Sasquatch, Outside Lands, Lollapalooza, Treasure Island Music Festival, Hardly Strictly Bluegrass, Sunset Strip Music Festival, FYF Festival, Sunset Junction, Jubilee, etc.) and has been hired to be the official festival photographer for FYF Fest, Way Over Yonder Festival, The Beach Ball Fest, Echo Park Rising, Air + Style and more.
Carl Pocket is located in Los Angeles, CA, but will travel across the US for the right assignments. He is currently the house photographer for Spaceland Presents The Regent Theater and The Love Song Bar. Formerly of The Echo and Echoplex.
Eric Avery and Perry Farrell with Jane's Addiction at The Echoplex 2-16-2009