Fort Collins photographer Joe Pekara spends parts of the year traveling with hip-hop group Nappy Roots and other acts.

He's the photographer you see near the front of the stage at different concerts.

Pekara been nominated for a Grammy and Smithsonian awards for his photography. When not on tour, you can find him capturing birds and wildlife throughout Northern Colorado.

He stopped into the Townsquare Media studios earlier this month for an interview about his work and travels.

Find a photo gallery of his work further below.