Photographing Warped Tour started as something to do while my little sister hung out with her friends. It is fun to watch all of the bands and their fans. I love seeing how impactful music is to everyone there. This year I had the opportunity to photograph the show for cincymusic.com. I was given more access than previous years, but honestly it didn't really matter. I enjoy shooting at the smaller stages from the crowd more than anything. Here are some of the pictures I captured that day.
Music was how I began my life as a photographer. I was 19, my boyfriend was in a band and I needed my own creative outlet. I enrolled myself in photography school with no clue of how to turn on a camera. Once I figured out how to use it, I would bring my camera to their shows and rehearsal space and practice as much as I could. Back then I was shooting film, and my very inexperienced so most of those images will stay buried in the archives. Though it's fun to look back and see how much I have grown since then. OMG I just added it up, I have had a camera in my hand for almost 17 years, wow! :)
Bands are still one of my favorite things to photograph. I love the energy that is exchanged at live shows. Part of me feeds off of it. I used to take my little sister to Warped Tour every year. I would sneak my camera into the venue to grab some pictures of the bands and the crowd. A lot of my friends are also in bands, I try photograph them as much as I can.
Recently I got the chance to shoot some shows for Cincymusic.com. It has been an awesome opportunity. I dont have to worry about getting my camera snatched from me or getting kicked out, and I have the best seat in the house. It's also nice to be able to help promote the bands I photograph.
I put together a small collection of images I have shot this winter. You can go to cincymusic.com to see the full galleries plus lots more.
I linked all of their facebook pages so you can dig a little deeper if you want. The Tongue and Lips, Valley of the Sun, Honeyspiders, Electric Citizen, mr. Gnome, The Sword, Roky Erikson, Black Angels, Blackberry Smoke, American Sharks, In This Moment, Devour the Day