Your Omaha View
Penny Pepperstein is a name given to me by a famous musician. It will probably be the name you think of whenever we meet. My first rock concert was either Sting, Men At Work or Hall & Oates. All I remember is that I never wanted to be too far away from one. I am everything about the arts. Music, Writing, Visual and Performance. I love each muse almost equally. I became a concert photographer late in life but still early in the heart. I love it. I started this magazine as just a blog site 10 years ago and it's kept me busy and given me exhaustion you can only get from doing something you love. So, please, have a look around the site. If you see something you like, tell me as I am my own worst critic and your feedback is everything.
In the last 35 years, I am lucky to see some of the best-known artists in the world and over the last 5 years been able to photograph a few of them, too. I am a classic rock junkie. My entire mental photo album has a song attached to it each one. No joke. Every one. Well, ok, almost.
Joe DeSanti was born and raised in Omaha, Nebraska. For the past fifteen years, he’s been photographing everything he can. From senior portraits to special events to concerts and sporting events, Joe believes that special moments can be captured in time with the right photo. He's volunteered his time and talents to help numerous organizations such as Race for the Cure, Susan G. Komen, Nebraska AIDS Project, Big Brothers Big Sisters, Wear Yellow Nebraska, and Camp Co-Ho-Lo. Joe has worked in tv and radio and has also appeared in the independent films, "Life After Ex" and “Unemployed". His acting skills have also helped in his professional wrestling endeavors, where he portrays a narcissistic, "bad guy" in Magnum Pro Wrestling, and NOW This is Wrestling. He works full-time at Nebraska Furniture Mart as the Sales Engagement Specialist and career counselor and manages his own photography business called Freestyle Fotos. In his spare time, Joe enjoys trying out new restaurants, editing photos, attending concerts and special events, and spending time with his family and friends.
I’m a twice divorced mother of teenage boys. I’ve always had a love of music, both live and recorded. In college I majored in Radio Broadcasting and was able to experience lots of great shows at The Ranch Bowl as well as Westfair, Sokol and beyond. I still try to see as many live shows as I can, and I get the pleasure of taking my boys with me to experience the magic that is live music. Some of my favorite shows I’ve been to are Prince, Tom Petty, & Alice Cooper. I will never miss a chance to see Green Day, Paul McCartney, Fleetwood Mac or Matchbox Twenty. My ultimate bucket list show was David Bowie, unfortunately I never got a chance to make that happen. I love to hear stories about people’s favorite concerts, so follow me on Twitter (@Lucy_OmahaView) and share your stories!