Seven Pillars Photography - The Mission

If you are out there shooting, things will happen for you. If you're not out there, you'll only hear about it."- Jay Maisel

Michael Wright

I believe each of us has a God-given gift and it is our responsibility to share for the betterment of the world.  Photography is the gift given to me.  Though I am new to this world, my fascination, knowledge, and skill level improves with each photo.  The realm I have chosen to use this gift is the challenging environment of concert photography. I could not be in a better region of the world than Austin, Texas, the “Live Music Capital of the World.”


The challenge I have laid out for myself is to capture, display, and preserve musicians as they play, not only in the greater Austin area but throughout Texas, the United States, and the world.  Clearly, this is more than one person can achieve in a lifetime, but I will begin this movement and during the journey recruit others worldwide.


The mission of Seven Pillars Photography is to capture and make known local musicians

throughout the world with the purpose of making known to them that their skills are needed and appreciated.


But I wish to do more. I will become a vehicle that helps local musicians financially. The photography that I sell would not be possible without you, 'The Musician.'  It is my intention to share the profits of the individual photographs sold. The books, I will share profits with other organizations. Seven Pillars Photography will be an enhancing force to live music in the greater Austin area. Someday extend throughout the United States and the World. These steps take time and I have just left the starting gate. With your help, we will both be successful. I cannot succeed without you.

August 2020, Galveston, Texas, 'A Sure Thing',  (far left) the first band Seven Pillars Photography photographed. The reunion of  AZIZ (Center) April 2022 in San Antonio, Texas.  Faux Fighters (Far Right) May 2022, San Diego, California, the vision's first steps to reality.

Galveston 2020
San Antonio 2022
San Diego 2022