Photographing Leon Bridges


Leon Bridges

I photographed Leon Bridges at the Red Hat Amphitheater in Raleigh NC. I have never seen or photographed Leon before but a lot of people were telling me how great he is. We were able to photograph him from the pit. The crowd was full at the Red Hat, I am pretty sure it was close to sold out. When Leon came on I immediately felt this Motown vibe from his style, performance and music. It was almost like a gospel style experience mixed some blues. I was really excited by this because I loved and still love Motown music. I believe it is one of the most important genres of music ever. He walked out with a quiet yet energetic stage presence. His clothing was bright, very colorful and he moved around as if in a consent motion of dance through out his performance. He addressed the crowd and said hello to everyone even cracking a few jokes here and there. He sang clearly and the band was great. Each band member from what I could hear was on point and kept with the flow of Leon and his stage performance. The crowd was excited and danced right along with him. I was impressed by his performance and would stop for a moment to let myself feel the vibes and music he was expressing on stage. If you get a chance check out his show, it really is a good time.
— Lead Photographer Chris Sturk

Todd Michael Bridges (born July 13, 1989) known professionally as Leon Bridges, is an American gospel and soul singer, songwriter and record producer from Fort Worth, Texas. He is best known for his song "Coming Home", which received regular airplay and was also a Top 10 Most Viral Track on Spotify. Bridges' debut album, also titled Coming Home, was released on June 23, 2015, on Columbia Records.