120 Shots from the summer
39 shows / 53 days
Sony a6300 // Sigma 16-35m f/1.8 // Sigma 50-100m f/1.8
Well, give or take a few. 120 was my original number of photos for this blog, but a few were taken out, a few were added, well, maybe more like 15-20 were added, but who's keeping track? I tent to edit and shoot too much at times (wait, is that even a thing?), but I had well over 2k+ of edited / usable photos, so even narrowing it down to this was a challenge.
This summer I worked with Alternative Press Magazine on the Vans Warped Tour. My jobs included; gathering photo / video content for daily use, filming segments / interviews with Nick Major (my partner in crime this summer), helping with sales and signings at the AP tent, set up / tear down every morning and afternoon, and social media content. *breathes. okay, yes, my summer was busy none-the-less, but, this summer was an un-real experience. I've always wanted to be apart of the Vans Warped Tour since I can remember, and I've loved Alternative Press just as long, so it was really awesome being able to cross two big things off my "bucket list" at the same time.
It was hot, the days were long, the questions were repetitive, but I wouldn't have traded it for anything else. There is so much I could say about this summer. I could write countless stories, share all the incredible memories, talk about meeting some of the best people in my entire life, and how i should have won "sassiest person on warped" award, but, i'd rather share my work, and show everyone what I worked so hard to accomplish this summer. Hands down, some of my favorite photographs i've ever taken, were taken this summer. I am very humbled and appreciative for Alternative Press having me out with them and believing in my passion.
June 24 – Dallas, TX / June 25 – San Antonio, TX / June 26 – Houston, TX / June 27 – New Orleans, LA / June 29 – Nashville, TN / June 30 – Atlanta, GA / July 01 – St. Petersburg, FL / July 02 – Orlando, FL / July 03 – West Palm Beach, FL / July 05 – Charlotte, NC / July 06 – Virginia Beach, VA / July 07 – Syracuse, NY / July 08 – Camden, NJ / July 09 – Wantagh, NY / July 10 – Hartford, CT / July 11 – Scranton, PA / July 13 – Mansfield, MA / July 14 – Darien Center, NY / July 18 – Columbus, OH **APMAS** / July 19 – Indianapolis, IN / July 20 – Cuyahoga Falls, OH / July 21 – Cincinnati, OH / July 22 – Detroit, MI / July 23 – Chicago, IL / July 24 – Shakopee, MN / July 26 – Milwaukee, WI / July 27 – St. Louis, MO / July 28 – Bonners Spring, KS / July 30 – Salt Lake City, UT / July 31 – Denver, CO / Aug. 02 – Oklahoma City, OK / Aug. 03 – Albuquerque, NM / Aug. 05 – San Diego, CA / Aug. 06 – San Francisco, CA / Aug. 07 – Pomona, CA / Aug. 09 – Phoenix, AZ / Aug. 11 – Boise, ID / Aug. 12 – Auburn, WA / Aug. 13 – Portland, OR
Now, I present to you; 120 of my favorite photographs I shot over the summer, including the Vans Warped Tour 2016 & the third annual Alternative Press Music Awards Show in Columbus, OH. Everyone of these photographs has a story behind it. A few are written out. Feel free to share. Thanks for looking.
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These are a compilation of my favorite photos I shot over the summer. I hope you enjoy them as much as I do.
July 13th, 2016
The third annual Alternative Press Music Award Show in Columbus, OH
Emarosa / Salt Lake City, Utah / July 30th, 2016
Emarosa is one of those bands that I wanted to see every single day, but rarely got around to shooting their set. Like a majority of the bands I shot over the summer, I was only able to catch them a handful of dates. I knew the moments I wanted to capture. I had watched them in passing, online after the shows, and from other photographers. It all came together so well in Salt Lake City. They had a great set time for my schedule, so i was able to stay and shoot the entire set (thank you Ashley Osborn). I'm so happy with these four photos captured that day.
May I present to you, the other two members of the AP WARPED CREW (that was our group chat name); Nick Major (APTV Correspondent), who handled running snapchat everyday, signings at the tent, and our correspondent for on camera interviews / daily recaps. And, our tent manager, Natalie Dickinson., who has sweet dance moves and sweet shades, Natalie Dickinson! Our AP Warped team was pretty solid this summer. Everyone became really close and really good friends, so everyone got along so good, and had so much fun. We all busted our butts this summer, and still had a great time doing it. LOVE these two.
If you made it to the end
Thank you so much for reading this and seeing the moments I was able to capture this summer. I hope you enjoyed the photographs and small write ups. Once again, thank you to Alternative Press Magazine for having me out, and Kevin Lyman for putting on this massive festival.
Thanks for reading.