Instead of making a bunch of smaller blogs, I thought I'd just throw all of my favorites of February 2017 into one bigger blog. Feburary was filled with a lot of fun stuff, I celebrated my birthday, hosted a photo meet up & went to another in LA, and shot some photos of friends.
I'm currently sitting in Burbank looking back on an amazing day where two photo friends came to visit my original home of the Central Coast. As I look back on the photos, I remember having a lot of fun even just driving and around talking about shooting shows or goals for the future. I'll link their instagram's on their names so you guys can follow them as well. @annaleemedia & @mallorymturner. These are two genuinely great people that I feel lucky to know and I'm glad to know I have these photos to reflect on a good day.
After being home for the entire summer, the Night Riots full length had come out and it was finally time to tour. I couldn't be happier to be back with my brothers in the van. We started the tour with some long drives and some amazing shows. All the equipment I used was a Canon 5d Mrk II & III, Sigma 50mm Art, 24-70mm L Series, and an Incase DSLR Pro Pack.
A good friend of mine, Richard Fusillo, and I started doing photographer meet ups in our area as a way to bring the local photo community together and it has been really cool. CCPOV stands for Central Coast Point Of View which pretty much just means what we photograph on the Central Coast. He continues to host stuff when I go on tour so he really is the guy that keeps everything moving forward. This past one was on June 25th and a handful of people came. We all hung out for a bit and then shot some sunset shots and that is what these pictures are of. Anyone, photographer or not, is welcome to come out to the meet ups.
Managed to take portraits of everyone on The Zoetic Tour. I shot them the same way I shot the portraits on the previous tour, you can see those here. There was only two bands on this tour, The Rocket Summer and Farro, but I still managed to get quite a few portraits. I'm really happy with how these ones came out and it reminds me of how awesome all of these dudes were.
I took a film camera on warped with two or three rolls of Kodak Portra 400. I loved how the colors came out and I've been really excited to post these for a while now. As I was saying in my previous blog, I made friends with a bunch of merch people. These people were all rad and really made the experience dope. Also, it has been almost a year so I'm sorry if I forgot anyones name.
Warped was an absolutely indescribable experience, but I'll try. It was interesting because I went with the mindset of a photographer but I was doing merch for the Night Riots guys so I met a lot of cool photographers but also a ton of cool merch people. You seem mostly the same people every day because you try to set up near your bands stage. Since you are all in this crazy situation with everyone, you make friends pretty fast. I have a lot of Night Riots photos from Warped, but also other bands I got to see.