Sunday marked my second ever visit to Calgary and it was lovely. I want to spend a lot more time exploring all the beautiful towns and cities Alberta has to offer.
Vans Warped Tour ‘18 was the last major music festival I went to and it was a blast. Maybe Soundtrack Festival will be the next? (and I’d probs bring my music buddy @gmariza) #igyegsoundtrack #urbanyegSMF
A B&W take on one of my favourite photos from the Taking Back Sunday concert back in April. I used to think that black & white was boring, up until I discovered there’s actually SO much you can do with a black & white photo. Since then it’s kind of become my guilty pleasure!
Met a very sweet doggo yesterday😍
What’s hotter: an Alberta wildfire or Amy?
When wildfire smoke makes the sky look apocalyptic, an impromptu backyard photoshoot is bound to happen🔥💨
What you want is just outside your reach || Real Estate - 05.27.19
Life can be hard. Taking good drummer pics can also be hard, but I’ve managed to take a handful of decent ones despite the challenge, and I’ll keep living life despite the challenge. Hard does not mean impossible || Halestorm - 04.28.19
No lights on the horizon, no sign of what's ahead || Metric - 04.21.19
Michael had 2 Jonas Brothers songs in his set so I have a lot of respect for him || captured at @rileyquinnofficial’s book launch
Remember kids, stay in drugs and don’t do school.
I'm looking for you out there, I'm looking for truth inside your stare || Palaye Royale - 04.28.19
It’s National Concert Week and Mental Health Awareness Month! In my case, music and my mental health often go together. I was lucky enough to discover that photographing concerts is something that makes the chaos in my brain shut up for a little bit. I'm lucky enough to get the opportunities I do, because music helps me cope. Last week I ran away from a concert because I felt so scared, and I knew something was super off. The thing with medicating mental illness is that it’s trial and error. It just so happened that my medication was making me suicidal and sleep deprived and panicked and too scared to be at a concert. But I got the OK from my doctor to stop them yesterday and I’m SO relieved. Right now, music is helping more than pills are. And for right now, that's okay. “At the rock show you’ll be right in the front row.” Halestorm - 04.28.19
The Maine + Taking Back Sunday. These guys are worth a 3 hour drive.
All I need to know is that I’m something you’ll be missing || Taking Back Sunday - 04.24.19
You Are OK || The Maine - 04.24.19
And will you tell all your friends you’ve got your gun to my head? || Taking Back Sunday - 04.24.19 ||
It’s now or never now || Metric - 04.21.19
‘Cause all we get is dead disco || Metric - 04.21.19
Diehearted - 04.20.19
If you look closely, you can see Molly’s tongue sticking out.
I met a very good girl today.
She’d dream of paradise.
Here’s a happy looking candid of me. I love it. I think this is the happiest photo I’ve seen of myself, and I have @lynnymuffin to thank for that. I look light. I look carefree. I look joyful. I look caught in the moment. I don’t look mentally ill. I don’t look like I was just diagnosed with Bipolar 2, which is exactly what happened the day before this photo was taken. I don’t look as exhausted as I was that day, where I had to fake enthusiasm and force myself out of my house. I don’t look like I made a trip to the pharmacy that very morning to pick up the mood stabilizers I now take nightly. I don’t look like the mess inside my brain. At first glance, this is what happiness looks like. But this is also what mental illness looks like. #MentalHealthAwareness
Here’s to all the zeroes || Marianas Trench - 03.26.19
Can’t shake the feeling I’m starting to disappear || PUP - 03.27.19
I’ve been trying to get through to you ‘cause you’re losing it in the worst way || PUP - 03.27.19
I guess it doesn’t matter anyway, I don’t care about nothing but you || PUP - 03.27.19
Echoes of you repeating from the beating of your tell-tale heart || Marianas Trench - 03.26.19
I can see a glimmer of us || Marianas Trench - 03.26.19
I’m a slave to the rhythm of your heart || Marianas Trench - 03.26.19
Spend your evening like Della and Cole - relaxing😴 behind the scenes of “The Hive!”
Throwback to filming “The Hive” a week and a half ago. I had the privilege of being the 2nd AD + BTS photographer on this project and it was a blast!
The Grotesque trailer was filmed this past weekend and I was lucky enough to pop by set to snap a few pics on Saturday. I think we can all agree that Mildred Moyer’s nose has seen better days🤷🏻♀️ hop on over to @grotesque.movie to stay tuned with the production!
Hello time bomb, I’m ready to go off || Matthew Good - 03.20.19
Avalanche, start inside of me || Matthew Good - 03.20.19
I’ve never been a fan of silence, I’ve known to fill it gracefully || Poesy - 03.20.19
Fun fact of the day: Skylar’s really cool.
Thankful that Skylar had an umbrella, because I may have accidentally forgotten to pack one🤷🏻♀️🌂
Not gonna lie, one of my favourite photo backdrops in Vancouver is the Victoria’s Secret on Robson & Burrard🤷🏻♀️ (and not gonna lie, Skylar’s now one of my favourite people to photograph against said backdrop💕)
It’s time to get lit(erary).
My favourite part of the Legislature is the magic spot. If you know, you know. (Disclaimer: this photo is definitely not of the magic spot)
And you'll run back to safety wherever you're going to || Coeur de Pirate - 03.08.19
Mais je t'ai averti, des monstres se cachent au fond de mon coeur, qui se mue en moi || Coeur de Pirate - 03.08.19