2015 is coming to an end and I wanted to go through and recap my year. So here it goes!
IMAGES : 241,384
COUNTRIES : 19
TOURS : 7
SPECIAL THANKS : BRING ME THE HORIZON, PVRIS, PIERCE THE VEIL, VANNA, 4FINI / VANS WARPED TOUR and CRAIG OWENS for giving me some incredible opportunities to travel this year. Every label/manager/publication/artist that worked with me this year and everyone who picked up a print from me this year (over 3,000 of you - that's amazing).
Favorite Images of 2015...
15 / EMAROSA
Taken: In New York on the Vans Warped Tour.
Why It Made The Cut: Bradley was hanging upside down from a stage, there is no other reasoning necessary.
14 / NO DOUBT
Taken: In Chicago at Riot Fest in September.
Why It Made The Cut: It's Gwen Stefani staring into your soul.
13 / PIERCE THE VEIL
Taken: The first day of Vans Warped Tour in Pomona, CA.
Why It Made The Cut: Dust rising and blinding everyone, confetti, absolute madness.
12 / HALSEY
Taken: In Chicago in October.
11 / PITTSBURGH PIERCE THE VEIL CROWD
Taken: Pittsburgh, PA on the World Tour in February.
10 / THE ACADEMY IS...
Taken: Chicago during their Riot Fest comeback.
Why It Made The Cut: I got to photograph one of my favorite bands playing one of my favorite albums. I was really happy.
09 / PVRIS
Taken: The first day of the World Tour in January. I believe it was San Diego.
Why It Made The Cut: The legendary Lynn Gunn bunn.
08 / PIERCE THE VEIL
Taken: Indianapolis, IN on The World Tour.
07 / BRING ME THE HORIZON
Taken: London, UK at Alexandra Palace in November.
Why It Made The Cut: Full band in the photo and fireworks. Fireworks. Fireworks.
06 / BRING ME THE HORIZON
Taken: Munster, Germany in November.
05 / PIERCE THE VEIL
Taken: On the Vans Warped Tour.
Why It Made The Cut: Because I'd been trying to get this shot of Mike just right since February and I finally did it.
04 / HALSEY
Taken: Chicago in October.
Why It Made The Cut: I remember changing my lens and putting my 70-200mm on. The second I looked up she had a water bottle and I lifted my camera to snap a photo and this happened? Probably the luckiest shot of my life - haha.
03 / EMAROSA
Taken: On the Vans Warped Tour in New York.
Why It Made The Cut: Bradley will forever be my favorite person to photograph. He expresses emotion in his performance like nobody else I've ever seen perform. He was laying on his back with his head off the edge of the stage and this photo to me represents what I strive to capture as a photographer. Pure emotion.
02 / PARAMORE
Taken: Chicago in May.
Why It Made The Cut: Hayley ran up to my camera being a goof ball. Also, photographing this show meant a lot to me. it was right after my best friend passed away and as much as I hate to bring it up, I really wanted to step away from photography. I just wanted to give up and be home forever. The kindness of a friend helping me get to photograph this show really restored my faith in art.
01 / BRING ME THE HORIZON
Taken: London in November.
Why It Made The Cut: Once again, this photo was not planned. I know Oli either lays down during this part of "Can You Feel My Heart" or jumps around. I always wait to see what he does. This particular night the venue was holding about 10,000 people so the stage was about 6 and a half feet tall. I reached my camera up to manually focus, I could barely see where he was and I somehow got this perfectly in focus. It's one of those moments where you look at the artist and you wouldn't think they are playing to 10,000 people. I'm just very proud of this image and all of my work with Bring Me this year. This is my favorite photo of 2015.