This past Sunday may have been the last Vans Warped Tour in my home-state and I can’t help but get a little emotional every time I think about it. I’m so grateful to have been attending this festival for 9 years straight and doing media for it for an incredible 3 years. Like many others, Warped Tour has helped me find myself, my voice, and my passion. This is a home for the punk-rock kids and metal-core heads. Thank you Kevin Lyman for giving so many people a safe place, thank you for giving me my safe place. // Below are a few of my favorite shots 📸 🤘🏼#ForeverWarped
What I love most about what I do is that it allows me to meet new people, new artists, new talent, and fall in love with new music. I had such an incredible time photographing and filming the 2018 Firefly Music Festival. This four-day festival has made me fall even more in love with capturing true, raw moments. Seeing some of my favorite artists pour their hearts and energy out on stage and being able to capture the passion they share with their fans makes my job a whole lot more exciting.
below are a few photos from the festival:
Always a pleasure capturing Our Last Night's set. This band was one of the very firsts to reach out with positive feedback about my work. Been a fan of theirs for a long time and I am glad that I have been able to watch them grow as artists every time I catch one of their shows. Catch them on their tour if ya haven't already!
// check out a few photos below
Mad Sound's Spring issue is finally here - Issue 27: The Dreamer's Issue. This issue is dedicated to dreams - "where our biggest dreams are cultivated by growth, self-love, and working towards new beginnings." The Dreamer's Issue is filled with so many talented visual artists, with inspiring stories and art. Also included in this issue are my photos from the COIN show along with a show review! Thank you to Mad Sounds and Giselle Melendres as always.
// click here to read the full issue: https://issuu.com/madsoundsmagazine/docs/mad_sounds_issue_no._27
Had the chance to photograph my first ever indie band, COIN, at the 9:30 club in Washington D.C. for OnestoWatch.com . I loved every second of it. COIN'S fanbase is so passionate and the band brings this radiant, ultraviolet energy to their set that is so mesmerizing. Being a music photographer + videographer, I have been able to indulge myself in so many different genres of music and so many different kinds of crowds and COIN'S "atmosphere" was something so different from anything else I have ever experienced. Thank you to Columbia Records for the opportunity!
// below are a few photos from the show
Caught Asking Alexandria on their Resurrection Tour in Baltimore. It was hands down the toughest show I’ve ever shot, especially with it being sold out and all. But it was so good to see the guys in AA again 🤘🏼it was def a blast from the past.
// check out a few photos below
Cleaning out some old footage and came across this raw clip of Volumes performing at Baltimore Soundstage. I tweaked it up a bit and wanted to throw it up on here. Lately I have been shooting more EDM shows (which I love), but I miss shooting my rock/intimate shows. There is just something so different about the energy and atmosphere at a rock show compared to a EDM show. Music is music and I love it all, but I can't wait to get back into the heavy scene.
Grateful for all the highs and all the lows that came with 2017. Grateful for the opportunities, all the bonds I have formed with some of the best people, the artists I have been able to work with, the countless shows I have shot, the projects I’ve been blessed to be part of, the people who never stopped believing in me, the painful all nighters that created magic, the doubt and frustration that turned into courage and motivation, and to the times where I wanted to give up but proved myself wrong. Thank you to those who have been supporting me along the way. 2017 was one hell of a challenging year, but I won’t forget the good times ✌🏼#heresto2018