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DeWook Photography
Exposure in photography allows the photographer to capture the ideal brightness, including high levels of detail in both the shadows and highlight areas. DeWook (née Derek Yurkiewicz) is a Milwaukee based photographer who has come into his own in light of his captivating and aesthetically pleasing action-filled photographs of musicians – including many Wisconsin based artist, as well as regional and National touring artists.

The genesis of DeWook's work has roots that run deep throughout his life.

"Photography came in to my life at a young age," DeWook says. "I actually found photography in my dad's closet in the old camera bag stuffed behind the shoes. It was a 'don't touch me' bag. Dad always said, 'Don't touch the camera equipment; it's expensive.' I got into the bag literally and figuratively."

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The room vibrated as Lettuce made their presence known. The lights shifted with colors and shadows creating chaos and confusion. Just the way I like it!

Lettuce performing at the Vic Theatre in Chicago, Illinois - photo by De Wook

Lettuce
Lettuce at The Vic Theatre
by DeWook Tour
November 2021
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The lights dimmed and the music flowed into the room. Guitar riffs mixed with slithering bass lines and intense drum beats. The room was packed.

Astral Hand performing on 10.11.21 at the Cactus Club in Milwaukee, Wisconsin - photo by De Wook

Astral Hand
Astral Hand Returns To The Stage
by DeWook Tour
October 2021
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It was a great feeling. Standing outside the Majestic Theatre in Madison, Wisconsin. Putting my gear on to one again travel inside this fantastic venue.

Spafford performing at The Majestic in Madison, Wisconsin - photo by De Wook

Spafford at The Majestic
Spafford at The Majestic
by DeWook Tour
October 2021
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With a foggy evening on tap, The Henhouse Prowlers crept into Milwaukee for an evening of soulful bluegrass.

Henhouse Prowlers performing on 10.08.21 - photo by De Wook

Henhouse Prowlers
Henhouse Prowlers in Milwaukee
by DeWook Tour
October 2021
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When my publisher at Maximum Ink Magazine told me Velocihamster was in rotation on the podcast, I had to interview him!

Velocihamster  - photo by De Wook

Velocihamster
The Making of a New Sound, Velocihamster
by DeWook Tour
August 2021
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Working with Twiddle over the past seven years Ive really got to see these fellas blossom and become successful, so when they announced their Fall 2021 Tour I called Ryan Dempsey to see about an interview.

Ryan Dempsey at the Majestic Theatre in Milwaukee Wisconsin 04.15.16 - photo by De Wook

Ryan Dempsey
Conversation with Ryan Dempsey of Twiddle
by DeWook Tour
August 2021
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Author, Actor, and Bassist of Anthrax, Frank Bello is a humble human being. Frank keeps Family first and has overcome and redirected the pain in his life into a positive message that we all can relate to.

Frank Bello  - photo by De Wook

Frank Bello
Frank Bello Talks "Fathers, Brothers, and Sons" with DeWook Tour
by DeWook Tour
August 2021
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I have always respected and admired excellent photography, and most importantly, other photographers. I was approached by Steven Peterson to be a part of his project.

Image courtesy of Steven Peterson - photo by De Wook

Upper Midwest B/W Music Photo Contest
Interview with Upper Midwest B/W Music Photo Contest Creator Steven Peterson
by DeWook Tour
August 2021
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I had a chance to talk with Brian Moss of Spafford about family, future, the bands upcoming tour.

Brian Moss of Spafford - photo by De Wook

Spafford
An Interview with guitarist Brian Moss
by DeWook Tour
July 2021
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Class is in session: DeWook Tour talks with Ted Harter, guitarist of Water Street Jacks.

Water Street Jacks - photo by De Wook

Water Street Jacks
DeWook Tour talks with guitarist Ted Harter
by DeWook Tour
July 2021
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I reached out to Wise Jennings to see if they would like to entertain an interview with DeWook Tour. Their reply was as welcoming as their music…

Wise Jennings - photo by De Wook

Wise Jennings
The Parallels of Wise Jennings
by DeWook Tour
July 2021
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On a hazy warm Sunday afternoon, prior to his performance to a crowd of relaxing spectators and fans at Stolley’s Hogg Alley in Delafield, Wisconsin. I had a moment to chat with Craig Baumann.

Craig Baumann performing on 06.27.21 @  Stolley's Hogg Alley in Delafield, Wisconsin - photo by De Wook

Craig Baumann
The Stories of Craig Baumann
by DeWook Tour
June 2021
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With the release of his new album “JMB4”, DeWook Tour had the opportunity to sit down to chat with Joe Marcinek.

Joe Marcinek - photo by De Wook

Joe Marcinek Band
A Sit Down With Joe Marcinek
by DeWook Tour
June 2021
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DeWook Tour went poolside at a private event to sit down with Alex Vina to talk origin, tour and future of Bodhicitta.

Bodhicitta performing at a private event in Antioch, Illinois - photo by De Wook

History Lesson with Bodhicitta (Bow-Dee-Cheeta)
Interview with Alex Vina on Bodhicitta
by DeWook Tour
June 2021
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DeWook Tour touches down at Concert By The Creek in this interview with Adam Greuel of The High Hawks.

High Hawks performing at Concert By The Creek 06.05.21 - photo by De Wook

Concert By The Creek Volume Two
Soaring Back to the Creek... an Interview With Adam Greuel of High Hawks
by DeWook Tour
June 2021
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