Counterparts - Live @ Loeden’s (House Show - Hamilton, Ontario)
Last night, I filmed Counterparts and a bunch of friends playing Loeden’s house and it was a great night. Shooting Counterparts for the last 4 years (this was probably the 5th or 6th time I’ve shot them) has never been boring as every time I shoot them, the crowd is giving 110% back to the band. This was no exception. Exactly 162 people crowded this tiny basement and fought the heat and went crazy for every song. One of the best shows I’ve been to and definitely one of the best ways to close out the summer.
12:13 pm 65 notes
August 31 2014
Jesse and I are original. We simply shed dead weight and lost one sick dude in the process. Things are so much better now, it’s insane. It’s only getting easier.
12:19 am 10 notes
August 30 2014
My zine ‘SOME OTHER PLACE’ is now available in my ONLINE STORE. They’re 8.5 x 11”, 48 pages, and only 12 bucks! Go grab one!
Check this shit out, support my girlfriend. She’s great.
4:10 pm 114 notes
August 20 2014
Melodic hardcore is alive and well with the band Counterparts whom I saw this evening. Support this fine young man screaming his head off all over the country. Don’t let my facial expression fool you, it was a pleasant experience. #counterparts #hamilton (at Chain Reaction)
4:25 am 10 notes
August 16 2014
Sunset in Joshua Tree, California
It’s recently become clear to me that a lot of my “fan base” (please give me a better word to use) really only follows my work when I post band/music related images. When I started getting into photography, I shot my friends, my brothers skateboarding, landscapes, and things that looked aesthetically pleasing around me. I never really got into band photography until I moved to Toronto in 2009. I really, really, really wanted to go on this trip to California and create a zine of the images I took there to prove to myself that I am still capable of creating this sort of undemanding, romantic, kind, delicate work even though I strayed from it for a long time. This sort of thing seemed really ‘art school’ to me for awhile, mostly because I never used a medium format camera too much outside of things I created for school projects. Now that I’ve finally bought a Hasselblad, I’m really focusing on bringing my two styles together, and this is a progression towards that. I know there aren’t grainy photos of cool bands or gritty images of my drunk friends getting stick & pokes in this collection - and no, I’m not giving up on that whatsoever - but shooting this and documenting this felt really good to me, and sharing it would feel even better.
My zine, titled Some Other Place, will be up for a sale in my shop in about a week as I’m putting some finishing touches on the layout now. It’ll be 8.5 x 11”, 50 pages, stapled, with a cardstock cover. They’ll be sold for $10 ($2 shipping in North America and $4 internationally) and will be shipped out at the very beginning of September.
I’m posting this whole thing because I know a lot of my followers haven’t seen my work that isn’t raw and harsh, but I’d really love if you gave it a shot.
Thanks a ton!
A talented girl, an extension of my being.
9:17 pm 79 notes
August 12 2014
Making a zine of my travels from Los Angeles to San Francisco, passing through Salvation Mountain, Joshua Tree, Santa Barbara, Atascadero, and Big Sur along the way. Preorders will be up as soon as I finish the layout. It’ll be an 8.5x11” size zine, about 30 pages, with a cardstock cover. Can’t wait for you to see em ~~
(and yes, okay, I named it after a song from the Her soundtrack)
Girlfriend’s making a new zine. Check it out.
8:43 pm 35 notes
August 11 2014
I got 13 rolls of film developed today, 12.5 from California. I took this on the Pacific Coast Highway driving from Santa Barbara to Atascadero at sunset while I was screaming at Clare to speed up or slow down to keep up with this fucking BADASS who was Living The Dream on the 101. I haven’t even looked at my other photos because I had to post this. I was 98% sure this wasn’t going to work since I had my head and tightly gripped camera sticking out the window of a car going 80 miles an hour but I guess miracles do come true. HellFuckinYeah.jpg
Now that I’ve gone through my California photos, I’ve decided I want to make a small book of them. I put this print up for sale in the meantime to get a bit of money for bookmaking. Grab it HERE.
Also for those that are SUPER late to the party, I tossed up ten more Not All Roads Lead To Home books, so grab them before they’re gone… forever. Happy hump day ~
2:59 pm 85 notes
August 6 2014
Well for starters, that song is specifically about people who let the music scene die in my hometown, but if you must know—getting fucked up is sick. Anything else? I also stopped eating meat and switched from anti-perspirant to regular deodorant too.
9:55 pm 18 notes
July 30 2014