Nate Payne is a photographer, graphic designer and video producer based out of Washington, D.C. Nate has a passion for music and loves photographing musical artists and live performances.
Over the past several years, he has photographed artists such as Grace Potter, The Foo Fighters, Gary Clark Jr., Gregg Allman, The Avett Brothers, Jackson Browne, Dave Matthews Band and more. Nate has also had his work published by music outlets in the D.C. area such as, The Vinyl District, Parklife DC, District Fray Magazine (formerly OnTap Magazine), and DC Music Review. Nate eventually created his own music publication called Pit-Dweller Media. Since PDM's creation, he has continued to create a wide variety of written and visual content including show reviews, photo galleries, and music videos.
Nate has also provided photography coverage for several music festivals, including Grand point North, Hot August Music Festival and the Charm City Blue Grass Festival. In addition to photography coverage he has also produced promotional music video content supporting these events. Nate continues to grow as a respected photographer in the music industry, with his next goal of becoming a tour and portrait photographer for musicians.
"I believe music is one of mankind’s greatest achievements. Nothing else possesses the power to tear down walls we create for ourselves while uniting us in ways we could never imagine. Music impacts our emotions and influences the way we see the world. I've been fortunate enough to meet and photograph some truly amazing people in the world of music, and it's an honor to photograph their passion and share their talent with other music lovers. I do this with the hope that music will help us be kinder and more mindful toward one another. Music heals and I support it as much as possible, always operating under the belief that Music Will Save Us All."