Last year was a bit of a wild ride. I photographed more than 100 different bands and freelanced with tons of Bay Area publications. I'm thankful to be able to do what I love and I'm looking forward to snapping more photos in 2017. To celebrate, I thought it'd be cool to take a quick look back on some highlights.
Favorite Crowd Shots
Twenty One Pilots are super involed with their fans. I love the live energy the band brings to each performance. While I snaped tons of close-ups from the photo pit, my favorite shots were of the band interacting with the crowd on the mini stage they set up in the nosebleeds or crowd surfing.
Top Three Female Artists
This year, I had the pleasure of photographing three of the most talented women in music. I admire each of these women for different reasons but one thing is for sure, each one inspires me.
A show I'll never forget was We Are Scientist at The Chapel. The band saw a man propose to his partner and ended up marrying them right then and there. Haha I guess you can call me a wedding photographer now.
Favorite Album Release
One of my favorite albums this year was This Album Does Not Exsist. I snapped photos of Dreamers various times throughout 2016 and was stoked to photograph them the day this album hit the shelves.
I'm so proud of these guys for releasing the Wildfire EP. It was an honor to write a feature on Red Wood and about how the release came to be.
Favorite Reunion Show
I photographed all of the California Decomposer reunion concerts but the Berekley show was by far my favorite. While the LA and San Francisco ones were a blast, there really is nothing quite like a how town show to make you remember why The Matches were such a huge part of the Bay Area music scene. Long Live L3!
Band I Photographed The Most
I photographed The Struts several times this year. This partly speaks about how frequently they tour and how often I was out photographing shows and festivals. Haha lets see how many times I get to photograph them this year!
These are a collection of shots that I liked but didn't do anything with because they were just a little too candid or just weren't quite right.