Image courtesy of Debi Del Grande

Image courtesy of Debi Del Grande


David Brendan Hall is an award-winning music, lifestyle and event photographer (Best Music Photographer, 34th Annual Austin Music Awards) and widely published journalist -- born, raised and currently based in Austin, Texas. His work spans years of shooting and writing about concerts, people and events on assignment in various major markets and yearly at many internationally renowned music & arts festivals such as Coachella, Outside Lands and FYF Fest (California), Bonnaroo (Tennessee), Austin City Limits, Fun Fun Fun Fest, Austin Psych Fest / Levitation and SXSW (Texas), Lollapalooza (Illinois), Governors Ball (New York) and Corona Capital (Mexico). Areas of photo expertise include live music, editorial news, fashion, food, portraits, head shots, weddings and animals/pets, while his writing remains focused primarily on music and entertainment.




  • The Austin Chronicle
  • The Orange County Register
  • NME
  • Rolling Stone
  • Billboard Magazine
  • The Hollywood Reporter
  • Buzzfeed
  • E! Online
  • Consequence of Sound
  • American Songwriter Magazine
  • LA Record
  • Thrillist
  • The Society Diaries
  • Just Jared
  • Austinist
  • Austin Way Magazine
  • CultureMap Austin
  • KUTX (
  • The Horn
  • Diffuser
  • Buzz Bands LA
  • Lyynks Music
  • Soundcheck Magazine
  • Do512
  • Magnet Magazine
  • Maclean's Magazine
  • Beats Per Minute

Other clients

Most images displayed on this site (and most posted at social media links) are available for purchase as prints or via licensing. If you’d like to hire me for an wedding / event, order prints or license images, please contact me via my contact page