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. 

// read the full issue here: https://issuu.com/madsoundsmagazine/docs/mad_sounds_issue_no._26

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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. 

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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 

// link to article: http://vanswarpedtour.com/2017/finaltour/ 

Photo by: Chalisa Singh 

Photo by: Chalisa Singh 

Krewella // New World Tour

Accompanied by Shaun Frank and Delaney Jane on their New World Tour, Krewella threw it down for their fans at Echostage in Washington, D.C. Huge shoutout to Krewella's team for bringing me out to capture the madness of it all! Below are a few shots!

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Issues // Headspace Tour

All I have to say is that Issues is hands down one of the best bands I have ever witnessed live. Loved capturing the talented group for a second time on their #Headspacetour @ the Fillmore. I can always appreciate an amazing stage production and set. Let's not forget Sylar, Too Close To Touch, and Volumes, who also threw it down for Silver Spring. Thank you to Live Nation's, The Noise, for sending me. Below are a few photos I captured from the show // view video edit here

// published photos + review: 

http://bringthenoise.com/blog/heres-an-up-close-look-at-issues-headlining

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Kesha’s Return: A Powerful and Colorful Celebration of Overcoming | Mad Sounds Magazine

"While her past releases exhibit a sense of fierceness and confidence, the emotional rawness and vulnerability in Kesha’s new material is completely unmatched. Releasing her first single in four years, Kesha’s return marks a huge turning point in her music career, and she is with no doubt back, stronger than ever."

Read more about Kesha's return in my latest article on Mad Sounds here: https://www.madsoundsmagazine.com/single-post/2017/09/12/Kesha’s-Return-A-Powerful-and-Colorful-Celebration-of-Overcoming

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Mad Sounds Magazine | Issue 25 - Girl Power

In the newest issue of Mad Sounds we are all about Girl Power! Issue 25 features the boss lady, Devon Carlson. As a female entrepreneur, creator, and a huge inspiration for our Girl Power Issue, Devon talks with us about female empowerment, self-love, and advice on starting your own business. We also chatted with other fellow boss ladies including, Madeline Sommers, Ashley Seryn, and Maeve Stier. You can read more of Issue 25 here: https://issuu.com/madsoundsmagazine/docs/mad_sounds_issue_no._25

Also included in Issue 25, are my photos of Mod Sun and Blackbear from the Digital Drugtour. You can find the photos and review here: https://issuu.com/madsoundsmagazine/docs/mad_sounds_issue_no._25/116

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West Coast Vibin' And Traffic Stoppin' | Travel Vlog

Flew to the west and did a bunch of awesome things with my best friend! In my latest travel vlog, I bring you along my adventures of shooting, filming, meeting really cool creatives, and other fun shenanigans. You can watch below! Give the video a thumbs up if you enjoyed it and don't forget to subscribe for more! Much love xx

You can also watch part 2 where my family visits LA below! Enjoy :)