Monday, December 6, 2010

Staten Island Band Photographer, Alexa DiMaio (Girls That Rock Quickie)

Hey all, here is a quick Q&A with a very talented and awesome friend I have, Alexa. She has done countless shoots at shows and for bands all over the Island. Also if you look at my blog, almost all the photos are by her (so I guess she works here too...) 

Check out the shoot she did for my band!

So here you go, check it out, and give her a hollar!

Q&A with Alexa DiMaio
Alexa by Alexa

Who are you, what do you do, why do you do it?
My name is Alexa DiMaio and I'm a freelance photographer. I do what I do because I simply love seeing moments with individuals and/or nature captured in one beautiful still shot. It makes me very excited and corny as that sounds.

What gear do you use?

I use a Nikon D40, along with a Nikon (Nikkor) VR Zoom 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6G lens.

What are the perks of taking pictures of local bands?

The perks of taking pictures of local bands would have to be discovering new music and being able to fulfill their needs as upcoming indie bands.

Who is your favorite local band?

To be completely honest, I don't have a favorite local band. I enjoy all of them so much and I think any musician who has a strong passion for what they do is just amazing. Props to you all!

What was your favorite photo shoot?

I enjoy every photoshoot I do, but my favorite photos that I've taken would have to be the most recent Process of Fusion photoshoot on the CSI campus.

Worst or funniest experience shooting a band.

Oh gosh...the worst AND funniest experience shooting a band would have to be the photoshoot for Kick. I knew a rooftop wasn't a good idea. I remember climbing up the ladder to go up and shaking since I'm slightly afraid of heights. But I thought to myself, "I have to do the photos, this is the only way to take the photos...I can't back out." I ended up getting some decent shots before we all got in trouble, but it's something I probably wouldn't do ever again.

Alexa by Alexa

What else do you do photography for?
I take photos not only for bands, but for individuals who need headshots, any type of event, or anything else that anyone needs.

Where do you see yourself in 5 years?

In 5 years? I hopefully see myself having my own studio and company in photography. *crosses fingers*

Why do you think a good band shoot is important?

I think a good band shoot is important because if the band is not patient or cooperative, that will reflect on the actual photos I take of them....and the photos won't look as good as they should.

How can someone reach you if they are interested?

If someone is interested, they could contact me via email at or

Where can we see your work online?

You can see my work online

Anything else you want to add?

If any of the bands I shot get famous, I hope you all don't forget about me! *laughing*

Alexa and Me by Alexa's Camera...


  1. Not sure what eh means, anonymous...

  2. You are amazing Alexa!!!!<3

  3. You are a natural artist and no doubt your passion is evident in the end result.


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