Chase McCurdy‘s motto is “there’s always a story to tell.” As a photographer and sbe’s Integrated Marketing Supervisor for several LA Nightlife venues, McCurdy harnesses his creativity to tell unique stories centered around nightlife, music and fashion. For our latest installment of Role Call—where we go behind the scenes to introduce you to the sbe crew—we caught up with McCurdy to talk about exploring his vision both inside and outside the office. As an added bonus, McCurdy shares a selection of his stunning photographic work, above.
What is your role at sbe?
I’m the Integrated Marketing Supervisor at The Sayers Club, The Emerson Theatre, and Greystone Manor. That means I am involved in all digital marketing efforts including social media, website, and creative development. I’m also the in-house photographer at The Sayers Club.
When not at work where will we find you?
Likely I’ll be photographing other venues around the city. I’ve shot everywhere from The Mint to The Greek to The Troubadour. I also shoot behind the scenes photos for artists in their studios. That’s taken me to studios throughout LA, New York and a couple other random places in between.
Additionally, I’m always working on my fashion portfolio. I have a studio I built at my apartment in Studio City, and I also work out of Swing Studios in Venice—it’s by far the best studio in LA. At night I’m usually adventuring around. I have an ongoing series called “Monochrome Nights” where I photograph different areas that interest me at all hours of the night. Anywhere from 9 pm to 3 or 4 am. It’s leads to some pretty interesting situations.
What do you love most about photography?
The storytelling-side of it. Whether I’m shooting a musician on stage, conducting a portrait session or working on a fashion shoot, I’m always storytelling. Everyone has a story, and it’s my job to tell it as truthfully and as real as possible.
What do you love about your job?
The creativity! I also love that I get to pursue my passion simultaneously while doing my work. That’s a luxury not many people have. At the end of the day, I’m truly blessed to be able to work with so many talented people on a daily basis—the people here in the sbe family and people I meet while working as a photographer.