This year was filled with learning experiences and challenges, and I’m happy that I persevered through it, because I feel like I came out stronger in the end and ended up creating some of my favorite photos to date.Read More
JUNE WAS NUTS. (I'm sure that much is obvious, considering it's July 20th and I'm just now getting around to posting this blog.)Read More
I totally was not supposed to shoot this show. One of my good friends, Jordan was actually supposed to shoot this for my magazine, but she was sadly unable to make it, so I stepped in last minute! It was a super late show and I worked all day before hand, but the second American Football went on stage, it was totally worth it. I mean, it's fucking American Football.
Seriously, though, this was one of the best shows I've seen or shot in a long time. The people in the venue were so quiet as the band was playing, you could seriously hear a pin drop. It was incredible watching a band without anyone trying to talk over it or even trying to take photos with their phones. Totally incredible and surreal experience. Foxing and Blake Brown And The American Dust Choir were really fun to shoot, as well! Overall, this night was amazing!
I was asked if I would like to cover this show the day before, and didn't find out if I was for sure shooting it until 3 hours before door opened. However, Vance Joy was an TON of fun, and I'm so glad I got the chance to shoot! It has been a very long time since I shot a more mellow show like this, and it was nice to have the chance to play around with some neat angles and ideas. The opening band, Kaleo was also really awesome. You should definitely go check them out!
This show was so much fun! On top of getting the chance to sit down and chat with Craig Owens as well as do a quick couple of photos with him, I also got a ton of photos that I am super happy with of not only Chiodos, but all of the opening bands as well. I also got to shoot alongside one of my favorite photographers (Ashley Osborn) so that was pretty awesome, too!
My favorite thing in the world is also when band members interact with photographers, and that made 68 an absolute dream to shoot. Josh laying his guitar on the hood of my lens while I took photos of him was the highlight of the night, closely followed by Bradley Walden spending half of Emarosa's set singing along with fans in the crowd. Overall, this show was just amazing to shoot!
Hands Like Houses
Our Last Night