Mad Sounds Magazine | Issue 27 - The Dreamer's Issue

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. 

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COIN | The North American Tour

Had the chance to photograph my first ever indie band, COIN, at the 9:30 club in Washington D.C. for . 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


Asking Alexandria | The Resurrection Tour

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


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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.  

// raw clip


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 

Mad Sounds Magazine | Issue 26 - The Age of Influence

The 26th Issue of Mad Sounds, The Age of Influence, is finally out! This issue is dedicated to the power of young creators and influencers in our modern day world. On the cover, we have the amazing Teala Dunn, who is a self-made girl boss! Also featured, are my photos of Jay Wynter in a photo series titled: The Wynter Effect. As always, this issue is full of talented creatives, artists, and innovators who share their passion stories with us. Thank you to Giselle Melendres for another amazing release! We hope you enjoy our fall/winter issue. 

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A Night with Cheat Codes

Had the pleasure of photographing Cheat Codes while they were in Washington, D.C. I have been a fan of theirs for a while now, so shooting their show was definitely a dream come true. Lately, I have been trying really hard to bring out some sort of vibe with my photos, I don’t want my work to just be seen as “cool stuff”. I want to put out content that creates a feeling and I'm pretty happy with how these shots turned out. Shoutout to their team for the opportunity and for Cheat Codes for being such genuine guys. Their energy level was insane and the crowd went crazy for them. This was definitely a fun one. 

// check out a few photos below


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Forever Warped // The Final Run

It is impossible for me to write this post without getting all teary-eyed every two seconds. I never thought the day would come where Vans Warped Tour would be announcing their final straw. 

As I read through the article written by founder + producer, Kevin Lyman, so many emotions were hitting me all at once. The list for why this festival is important to me is beyond never ending, and I'm sure thousands of fans and attendees can agree. Point blank, Vans Warped Tour is the reason that I am here today. It saved my life. It is the reason why I do what I do and why I got involved in the music industry in the first place. 

I will never forget my first ever Vans Warped Tour 8 years ago. It may sound silly, but it was the first time I genuinely ever felt something that gave me strength, hope, and courage. Whatever demons I was fighting, I wasn't fighting alone anymore when I walked through the gates of VWT. Most importantly, it allowed me to connect with myself and find meaning in life.

I am so grateful for the influence Vans Warped Tour has had on me over the years and I am even more grateful that I was able to become a part of the family by capturing the greatness that this festival is. The people that I have met, the connections that I have made, and the pure happiness that I have felt while either standing in the middle of the crowd belting my favorite lyrics or standing near the stage capturing my favorite artist, is something I will forever hold close to my heart. 

Vans Warped Tour inspires every individual to chase their dreams and to achieve for something greater than themselves. If it were not for VWT, I have no idea who or where I would be today. I cannot thank, Kevin Lyman, enough for creating an event that saved my life and for allowing it to be my safe place. There is nothing else like it. I am thankful for the memories, thankful for the music, and thankful for the bands and artists who have been huge inspirations. 

Although I am heartbroken that I won't be able to look forward to this festival every summer anymore, I look forward to the final run. #ForeverWarped 

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 Photo by: Chalisa Singh 

Photo by: Chalisa Singh