Our Photographers

Calvin Lazer McMurray

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Calvin Lazer McMurray - Video

Calvin studied film in Vancouver, Canada and has a background in Graphic Design.
Lived in Saudi Arabia for a year to work as a video editor.  Worked with Spot Filmworks and Planet Propaganda.
Favorite codec is H.264. 
Loves Star Wars.
Total nerd.
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Carissa Dixon


Carissa Dixon - Photo/Video

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Connie Ward


Connie Ward - Photographer, Video Curator & Co-Producer

Connie has shared the stories of the Shitty Barn Sessions through intimate portraits and live snapshots since its inception in 2010. A Madison native and music scene veteran fondly considers Spring Green her adopted home. Connie’s passion for music and live shows is limitless. The Shitty Barn houses a collection of elements that inspire her: an intimate setting, a close-knit, yet extended, community, and a treasure trove of chances to share a feeling through an image. You might spy Connie snapping photos from the Barn’s rafters and other arty angles. 

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Heidi Johnson


Heidi Johnson - Photo/Video

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Jack Whaley

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Jack Whaley - Video

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Jon Higgens

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Justin Kibbel

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Justin Kibbel - Photographer

Justin has recently revisited his passion for photography in the past few years focusing at the moment on live music photography at venues such as High Noon Saloon in Madison and Codfish Hollow in Iowa.  He has also had a portrait gallery featured on Pitchfork.com.  His concert photography tends to be included under the umbrella of This Means War! with which he also acts as booking agent, manager, PR, and/or promoter for a few bands in the state.

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Nath Dresser

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Nath Dresser - Photography

Nath got his start with music photography back in the late ‘70s, when he photographed Townes Van Zandt at The Cat’s Cradle in Chapel Hill, North Carolina.  It was a promising start, but after that he only dabbled in music photography.  Nearly 35 years later he brought his camera to the end-of-the-year Shitty Barn party, and one image of his in particular caught Connie’s eye.  Come 2012, Nath became one of the Shitty photographers, a title he’s very happy with.  You can pick Nath out pretty easily as he’s the guy using old, manual-focus lenses.  (You can’t teach an old goat new tricks—not too many of them, anyway.) 

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Rob Steffen


Rob Steffen - Photographer

Rob has spent his career working in retail advertising and marketing while enjoying his hobbies of photography and playing drums. Currently working in Atlanta, he still gets back to Spring Green regularly to play some music and take some photos. He’s happy to be able to continue to contribute to the Barn with his writing and occasional shooting.

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