Dakotah Rains is a passionate photographer based in Southern California. He has a BFA in Photography + Imaging and specialize in portrait, lifestyle and music photography. While shooting with a narrative driven approach his goal is to represent the connections and experiences that happen all around us. He has made it a goal to be as creative as possible through all of life’s adventures and he is inspired by the natural beauty of the land around him and the people he meets.
Josué Rivas is a first nations documentary photographer, cinematographer, and film director specialized in working on stories that challenge the mainstream narrative about indigenous peoples. His work aims to create awareness about issues affecting native communities and to amplify the voices of those in the shadows of our society. His work has appeared in publications including The New York Times, The Guardian and Rolling Stone. He is available for assignments, film projects and gallery shows.
Alex Geller has been photographing California Roots since the first band took the stage eight years ago! Born and raised in the Bay Area, Alex graduated from California State University Monterey Bay with a photography concentration one year before the festival’s inaugural year. Now living in Denver, Alex makes the pilgrimage back to his old stomping grounds to photograph the festival and enjoy the best weekend of the year!
I am a photographer from the San Francisco Bay area and music has been a huge part of my life for as long as I can remember. A few years ago I was invited by a friend to go to Las Vegas to help with a photo shoot at a music festival and it was such a great experience that I decided to continue going to festivals to take pictures whenever it was possible. My goal as a concert photographer is to capture the emotion and energy that is created at a live music event.