Shelby Carol Cude has been shooting as a photographer for the last eight years, getting her start following her first trip to Europe in 2011. The photos that trip produced were some of her first of many images accepted into the art collective PHOTOVOGUE, by the editors of VOGUE Italia.
Shelby found the music industry after she flew to California to photograph a wedding and met the editor of a production trade publication based in Nashville, TN. One week later she was backstage interviewing the crew with Linkin Park (2015), and photographing their live performance at Bridgestone Arena (Nashville, TN). She continued in this capacity as a photographer and writer, interviewing crews with bands such as The Rolling Stones, The Who, Fleetwood Mac, U2, and many more.
She made the jump from Nashville to Los Angeles April 2016, taking the job to be the Marketing Coordinator for an international production vendor, assisting the construction of events such as Beyonce's Formation World Tour, Guns N' Roses 2016 World Tour, Coldplay's Head Full Of Dreams Tour, Coachella Music and Arts Festival, Desert Trip, and EDC Las Vegas. May 2017 she embarked on her first tour as a multi-cam video director for rock band, Linkin Park, as as they headlined 14 festivals and 4 arena shows in Europe and UK, following the release of their album, "One More Light," (2017), capturing the last shows of the late lead singer, Chester Bennington. Following that adventure she went on to direct multi-cam for rock band, A Day To Remember, for their "15 Years in the Making" tour, and Needtobreathe’s “Forever On Your Side” tour in 2018.
At the age of 25, Shelby currently lives in Marina del Rey, California and spends her time (when not on tour) freelancing for production industry non-profit, The Event Safety Alliance that advocates for safety and wellness on and off-site, as well as photographing, video directing, and designing visuals for various artists.
IMAG VIDEO DIRECTOR for touring productions:
Needtobreathe: Forever On Your Side Tour 2018,
A Day To Remember: 15 Years in the Making Tour 2018,
Linkin Park: One More Light Tour (UK/EU) 2017
VIDEO TECHNICIAN for conferences:
Million Dollar Round Table (2018)
CREATIVE DIRECTOR for Event Safety Alliance and Event Safety Insights (2017 - present)
WEB DEVELOPER/DESIGNER for Event Safety Alliance, Keep the Beat Alive, Chicken Scratch, Show Makers, & Lori Erenberg Interior Design (2017 - present)
MARKETING MANAGER for eps america, llc (2016-2017)
LINE PRODUCER for Sonic App commercial (Go West Creative) (2017)
PHOTO CONTRIBUTOR for VOGUE Italia: PhotoVOGUE (2012-present)
*references available upon request