About

Hi!! I’m Rita Plante

I am a photographer based out of Waterbury, CT that specializes in live music, graduation portraits, and iPhone photography. I am currently a sixth semester student at the University of Connecticut studying Applied Mathematics and Communications. On top of my studies and freelance work, I am also the Training Director and a music journalist at WHUS Radio.

I currently travel between New York City and Boston for work.

Contact

To inquire about rates and availability please reach out to my email rplante99@gmail.com or direct message me on Instagram @reedsreel

I have experience with low-light music photography, individual and group portraits, as well as interviews and music reviews.

The iPhone Project

The Arctic Monkeys show at Forest Hills Stadium in July 2018 was the first time I intentionally tried to get front row for a concert. It was surprisingly easy, time consuming for sure, but not difficult. Being at the barricade that day was life changing. I got to experience my favorite band’s music at such a close range, surrounded by more of their most dedicated fans. The feeling was like no other, the rush of getting to front row, the bass beating through my body, being within reach of my idols, it’s something I will never forget.

Since that day, I have been front row to every single general admission concert that I had tickets for, over 35 to be exact! At each show I did whatever I could to capture the essence of the show using only my iPhone. After a while. I started showing big improvements with my photography and editing skills, it was incredibly inspiring. In April 2019, I decided to pursue this further by purchasing my first DSLR camera, and I haven’t looked back since.

Bands within the iPhone Project include…

Arctic Monkeys | The Strokes | Mac Demarco | The Growlers | Surfbort | Portugal. The Man | Wavves | Jungle | The Neighbourhood | Hippo Campus | The Districts | Elle King | Billie Eilish | SWMRS | Destroy Boys | Tash Sultana | Local Natives | Catfish and the Bottlemen | The Regrettes | Hot Flash Heat Wave | Cage the Elephant | Beck | BANKS | Grandson | Oliver Tree | Crumb | Matt and Kim | Mumford and Sons | Vampire Weekend | Jimmy Eat World and MANY more…