Dark Matter was founded in January of 2018 by a group of women focusing on alt/indie/rock emerging and established artists. Since then, we are averaging around 2,000 new views and 5,000 impressions a week. Our mission is to provide a platform for women, non-binary humans and those in the LGBTQ+ community to prosper and develop their portfolio within the music industry.

ELIZABETH VOLTZ

Grand Rapids, MI

Founder/publisher

Elizabeth has a degree in communications from Grand Valley State University and works full time in event production for venues and festivals. She's an avid plant mom, concertgoer, coffee enthusiast, documentary watcher, whale lover, reader, traveler and writer.  For other inquires not involving music submissions, email elizabeth@dmpublications.co.

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scila SOFIA

atlanta, ga

editor/Photographer/Contributor

Scila is a soon-to-be college student with a passion for music and photography. When not photographing or attending concerts, you can find her watching all things spooky. Got any conspiracy theories? Send them her way! 

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JACKIE TEEPLE

Los Angeles, CA

Photographer/ Contributor

Jackie hails from the birthplace of rock 'n roll, Cleveland. She earned a BA in photography from Brooks Institute and has 20 years of experience under her belt. â€‹When she’s not shooting, working on her LGBTQ+ passion project, or in LA traffic, she’s probably watching horror movies with her fiancée, roommates, and cornucopia of pets.

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janae aneise

new york city, ny

Photographer/ Contributor

Janae Aneise has a degree in Business Administration from Boston University. She hasn’t really stopped going to concerts since her first one in 2007. When she’s not at a show, you can find her spending too much time in the Overwatch DPS queue,  trying to find a good horror movie, or playing Ultimate Frisbee. 

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Rachel scott

new york city, ny

Photographer/ Contributor

Rachel “Cabbage” Scott is a photographer from New York City. A hobbyist turned professional,
Rachel has been taking photos all her life. Her first camera (besides disposables) was the Sony
Mavica, the floppy disk digital camera. Her bucket list includes photographing a Fall Out
Boy show, the Superbowl half-time show, and taking photos in every country of the world.

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carlynn young

chicago, il

Photographer/ Contributor

Carlynn is currently pursuing a degree in journalism at Columbia College Chicago. She hopes to use her future degree to write and publish groundbreaking content and interviews  within the entertainment industry. She enjoys photography, concerts, animals, and spends much of her free time sketching and thinking up new story ideas. 

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Kelly hough

anaheim, CA

Photographer/ Contributor

Kelly is a self taught photographer from Ohio who found home in California. When not shooting a show, she is watching spooky movies on netflix or enjoying a concert.

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HEATHER ANN PHILLIPS

Houston, TX

Photographer/Contributor

Heather is a native Texan who has been photographing concerts for nearly a decade.  She is the mother of three gremlin cats and is overly obsessed with collecting enamel pins, the TV show Twin Peaks and all things spooky.

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EMILY ARMITAGE

Baltimore, MD

Photographer/ Contributor

Emily graduated from UMBC with a degree in Media Communication Studies. She’s a pop-punk queen and Waterparks’ number one fan. When she’s not mastering the art of photography, she’s either traveling, partaking in graphic design or playing video games.

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ashly nicole

los angeles, ca

Photographer/Contributor

Ashly has a bachelor's degree in Photography. She resides in Los Angeles and is from Houston, Texas. Ashly is a Warped Tour alumni (pit reporter for warped 2017) and has been photographing shows and behind the scenes since 2013. Her favorite artist and person to work with is Lights. In her free time, you can find Ash wondering through the many lands of Disney or doing production and photo work outside of the music world.

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megan gorey

perrysburg, ohio

Photographer/Contributor

Megan graduated with her BFA in 2-Dimensional studies with a focus in photography in 2015. She loves Switchfoot and got to play bass with them once during a concert and will never get over it. Other than concerts, Megan also occasionally shoots weddings and in her free time volunteers by walking & photographing adoptable dogs at a local shelter.  

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Marine Eltalkhawi

new jersey

Photographer/Contributor

Marine Eltalkhawi is a 22 year-old, self taught director, videographer, photographer, graphic designer and writer from New Jersey. She has a passion for music and always strives to enhance it in many ways visually. She also really enjoys collaborating with other creatives in the music scene and mainly, Italian food above all things

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Weadee Mombo

Windsor, on

Photographer/Contributor

Weadee is a photographer from Toronto currently studying Political Science and Communications at the University of Windsor. She is a lover of all things music, books, animation and photography. When not working or in school, she can be found enjoying a baseball game or watching a movie with her twin sister.

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abby libbert

eugene, or

Photographer/Contributor

Abby is currently a student at the University of Oregon studying journalism, music and Spanish. She loves going to concerts and music festivals, shooting film photography, and spending as much time at the beach as the gloomy Oregon weather allows.

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michelle castillo

san francisco, ca

Photographer/Contributor

Michelle graduated from UC Berkeley with a degree in Media Studies. When she isn’t doing photography, you can find her scrolling through the Disapproving Corgis page on Facebook, drawing, or thrifting. 

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Martha Segovia

toronto, on

Photographer/Contributor

Martha is a freelance photographer in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, she has been shooting shows since 2014 when she first covered the Vans Warped Tour. She enjoys shooting and reviewing shows from festivals, club shows and in between. Her music tastes shift between rock, indie, R&B, rap/hip-hop, and pop. By night she's attending shows or training Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and by day working in the non-profit sector. Martha uses she, her, and they, them pronouns.

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lulu dawson

los angeles, ca

Photographer/Contributor

After being raised on the coffee and concerts in Seattle, Lulu moved to Los Angeles to pursue a degree in Music Industry. She’s been shooting concerts and writing articles for more than 3 years now and is excited to dive into the music scene a little further down the coast. 

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brian andersen

Phoenix, AZ

Photographer/Contributor

Brian is a creative born on the South Side of Chicago, but relocated to Phoenix. He has a degree in Marketing and Graphic Design from Augustana College, Rock Island. His artistic interests span across music, design, animation, photography, videography, drawing, print making, sculpting, cooking- damn, you name it. If he could earn a living doing anything, it would be traveling as a designer and photographer, working with local clients. Stay weird.

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