Draper actually shot the first music festival photo he ever had published with a simple Canon PowerShot ELPH. “I stood up on the scaffolding and took a photo of the singer crowd surfing,” he says. “This photo editor came up to me afterwards and he said ‘You were in a good place. I liked where you were standing. Can I see those photos?'” These days, though, Draper prefers to shoot with a Nikon D600, a 85mm prime, a “nifty 50” and a Contax point-and-shoot film camera that he keeps stashed in a pocket. “I just don’t need $10,000 worth of equipment around my neck for three songs,” he says.