These are ten of my favorite photos I took in 2013 in no particular order.
I’ve gotten the chance to shoot so many amazing artists this year and I’m only more excited for what next year is going to bring!
From top to bottom:
1. Macklemore & Ryan Lewis.
I got to photograph them at Summer Jam this year, and while their set was incredibly short, they put everything they had into it. This photo was taken during “Same Love” and I could practically feel the emotion pouring off of him when I took it.
2. Pierce The Veil
I’ve photographed Pierce The Veil a small handful of times now, and they always have so much energy. Especially Jaime. Right after this photo was taken, he laid the head of of his bass on top of my head. That photo was blurry, but it was still awesome.
3. A Day To Remember
This was the first time I got to shoot them, and I was completely blown away. Their stage lights were flawless (always a plus) and even though I didn’t have pit access to shoot them, I still got great photos of them. It was a challenge but it was fun as hell!
Yellowcard is amazing live and is always fun to photograph. I loved this photo from the moment I took it. Also The Denver Broncos seemed to like it, so theres that.
5. The Dillinger Escape Plan
Dillinger is nearly impossible to shoot. Their only lights where mostly strobes, and they’ve got insane stage presence, but also means they move around quite a bit. Still, I managed to catch this gem and I love it.
6. The Devil Wears Prada
This was my first time shooting them in two years, and I was mainly just excited about how much I’ve improved since the first time I photographed them. Also they have amazing lights, and Mike is a dream to take photos of.
7. Sleeping With Sirens
Words cannot even begin to describe how much fun I had taking pictures of these guys. They’re fun to watch and their lighting set up was phenomenal. This was probably one of my favorite shows of the entire year, and it took me forever to choose a favorite photo from it.
8. New Politics
I usually look forward to big arena shows because I know it’ll be an easy one to shoot. There’s always a big photo pit and wonderful lighting. The only downside is the lack of band/crowd interaction shots I get. Thankfully, New Politics didn’t give a shit about the barricade, especially when David jumped into the crowd.
I’ll be honest, I was mostly excited to shoot Bastille because I love them and it meant getting to see them up front for free. But I also got this photo of Dan and I’m absolutely in love with it.
(but really, these guys are fucking crazy and I’m always happy when I get a great photo of them. It’s a challenge, especially at tiny venues with shitty lights.)
Also they’re great dudes. Especially Jeff.
The Girl You Wish You Hadn’t Started A Conversation With At A Party
Thinking about making prints of this set and having them available for sale to the public for the first time, just doing a quick survey of who’d like to see them in my store?
My crackhead cat is more stoked about Christmas than anyone. 😳🐱❄️⛄️