Ismael Quintanilla III

Hello! My name is Ismael Quintanilla III, a concert photographer based out of the “Live Music Capital of the World” Austin, Texas. I’m a visual storyteller specializing in music industry documentation through live music photography and artist portraiture. Live music is all about the energy and affinity between the artists and the crowd and my purpose is to translate that into individual frames in a way that evokes passion, fulfillment and genuine connection.

Photography is my way of better knowing myself and others. Each photograph is an opportunity to build relationships with people and bolster their brands through collaborative creation. My artistic career is highlighted by the immense amount of beautiful memories and the many magical friends I’ve made while capturing musical moments.

My love for photography began as a young teenager and continues to this day as a full-time photographer working with local brands like Do512, Austin Eastciders, Waterloo Sparkling Water, and the Red River Cultural District. I’m also responsible for capturing awe-inspiring content as part of the in-house teams at some of Texas’ most popular and iconic live events and festival properties including Day for Night, Fortress Festival, Levitation, Love & Lightstream, SXSW, The FADER Fort, while also being published in publications like Rolling Stone, Billboard, Texas Monthly and Austin Monthly, among countless others.

MEDIUM: Visual Arts