I will not give photos away for free. I charge a small but reasonable licensing fee.

My email address is Please email me outside of Flickr!

All photographs are © Kathryn Yu.

Prints are available upon request. Sorry, I don't give out the original files for desktop wallpapers, collages, t-shirts, etc.

My work has appeared in SPIN Magazine, the Wall Street Journal, Pitchfork, the New York Times, New York Magazine, Metromix, amNY, and others. My clients include A&M/Octone Records, Clear Channel Digital, and Beggars Group USA.

My favorite thing to shoot is concerts: anywhere from abandoned ships, Chinese restaurants, dark nightclubs, ornate sit-down theaters, old churches, parks, and more.

Equipment (ones with *s I use a lot for live music)
Canon 5D MK II*
Canon 17-40mm f/4
Canon 24mm f/1.4*
Canon 24-70mm f/2.8
Canon 28mm f/1.8
Canon 50mm f/1.4*
Canon 70-200mm f/2.8 IS*
Canon 85mm f/1.8*
Canon 300mm f/2.8 IS

For live music photography tips, I recommend:
Secrets of Killer Concert Photos Revealed
Daniel Boud's Concert Photography Masterclass
Steve Mirarchi's Guide to Concert, Stage, and Low-Light Photography
Concert Photography by Jon Sievert (a great book)
I also like Understanding Exposure and Learning to See Creatively, both Bryan Peterson.

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Kathryn Yu Photography
February 2004
New York, NY, USA
I am:
Female and Taken
kathryn yu dot com