I had the opportunity to cover Citadel Festival this year in London and managed to catch Catfish and the Bottlemen, Fontaines DC, Jade Bird and Bastille!
Catfish and the Bottlemen
I think the last time I photographed One OK Rock was in 2017 and they are definitely an act I always look forward to seeing live and photographing whenever I get the chance.
Citizen is one of my favorite bands ever and getting the chance to photograph them at an intimate venue like the Moth Club was such a treat.
I got the chance to FINALLY photograph Circa Waves after being a fan of them for so many years!
Both of these bands have been on my list of bands to photograph and I am glad I was able to check them both off of the list on the same night!
The Maine is my favorite band of all time and getting the chance to see them live is always a treat. I haven’t photographed them since 2013 so getting the chance to do so during their biggest UK headliner to date was really special for me.
This was my first time seeing Mike Shinoda live and getting the chance to photograph him was a dream. I grew up on Linkin Park and have always admired Mike’s musical ability and creativity, all of which greatly translated into his live performance.
This was my first time both seeing and photographing While She Sleeps and they definitely did not disappoint. This show was the final night of their tour, one of their biggest headlining shows and was the release date for their brand new album so it was a super special for many reasons.
The Struts are one of my favorite bands to both watch and photograph and I was lucky enough to photograph them during their biggest headlining show to date! This was a tricky shoot as there was over 30 of us in the photo pit so we were virtually crawling over each other, but I am happy with the turn out on some of the photos!
I will follow this band for the rest of my life. As someone from Seattle and as a band also from Seattle, there is a connection I have with Death Cab that I don’t have with any other artist out there and getting the chance to not only see them live, but also photograph them is always a pleasure. They were the first band I ever photographed when I moved to London in 2015 and continue to hold a special place in my heart.
The Neighbourhood has been on my bucket list of bands to photograph for years and I was fortunate enough to be able to photograph their gig last week in London at the O2 Academy Brixton. The set was everything I expected it to be and was the perfect show to kick off 2019!
A lot happened this year so photography took the back burner for a while and I didn’t photograph nearly as many concerts as I wanted to. Fortunately, the end of this year brought along some of my favorite photos I’ve taken to date so here is a quick recap of a few of my favorite photos from 2018.
LIGHTS l Seattle, WA l The Showbox l February 2nd
Lights is still one of my favorite artists to photograph after all these years and this tour proved to be one of my favorites of hers to photograph so far. The lighting set up was incredible and her new set of songs allowed for an energetic performance that was both enjoyable and exciting to capture.
James Bay l Seattle, WA l The Showbox l March 25th
This was my first time photographing James Bay and he did not disappoint. I was honestly expecting a pretty quiet set to shoot as I figured he didn’t move a lot of stage and was pleasantly surprised by the performance and captured this photo that James ended up liking as well and shared it on his social media a few days following the show.
Kate Nash l Seattle, WA l The Showbox l April 5th
This was also my first time photographing Kate Nash in efforts to photograph more female acts in 2018. While my other photos from the set are bright in color and feature a very energetic Kate, I really liked how this one turned out. It has a simple composition, but you really get a sense of the happiness Kate has while performing on stage. I also can’t resist a good black and white photo.
Camila Cabello l Seattle, WA l Paramount Theatre l April 10th
This was probably one of my favorite sets to shoot this year. All of the photographers were expecting to shoot soundboard and ended up being let into the pit last minute. I knew Camila was going to blow up this year so getting the opportunity to photograph her right before she opened for Taylor Swift this summer and became a mega star was amazing and I am really happy with how this image turned out (and how most from the set turned out as well).
Boston Manor l London, England l Electric Ballroom l September 22nd
Boston Manor’s one of my favorite bands to photograph and have helped me capture some of my favorite images over the years. This was the first show I photographed since moving back to London and I honestly captured some photos I am going to be proud of forever. It was also the biggest sold out show Boston Manor has played to date and it was amazing to be part of the night in some way. Vocalist Henry Cox has a stage presence unlike anything else in punk music right now and always keeps me on the edge of my seat when I am photographing him.
The Story So Far l London, England l O2 Forum Kentish Town l October 6th
The first time I photographed The Story So Far was in 2012 during the Suppy Nation Tour. It was the night I fell in love with The Story So Far, the night I took one of my favorite photos of Parker and the last time I ever took a photo of TSSF and enjoyed it. I have photographed them multiple times over the years and have never been overly impressed with what I captured so I didn’t necessarily go into this London show with high hopes. I was definitely wrong though and ended up taking my favorite photos of them to date, including this Liam Gallagher-esque photo of Parker.