After recording their full length in Boston, Colour In The Clouds had their flight cancelled to get back home in Calgary. We were given money for food at the airport and a hotel room to stay in for the night. This was the view of mine and Sho's hotel room a few minutes before we had to leave for our next flight.
While everyone was loading in their gear at the venue I couldn't help but force Luca to stop. I told him I needed him to sit in this beautiful chair that was at the entrance of the venue and we took a few quick photos before I allowed him to bring the rest of his gear inside.
On the way down to Portland we had to stop at this town full of truck drivers. The Shell station was so desolate, I decided to roll out of the car before they pumped up with gas and document just how quiet the moment was.
Flood warnings popped up on our phones as we were half way through Arizona on the way to New Mexico. During the rain I had hopped up front and started driving. It was for the best because it stopped me from telling everyone scary stories. By the time we hit the border of New Mexico the sun was just peaking through and we pulled over. To this day I still haven't seen anything as beautiful as the border of these States in the morning.
Dorian patiently waiting to perform his set as Year Over Year in the Roxy. Shortly before he had been changing the strings of one of his guitars.
While doing a quick sound check for Colour In The Clouds I creepily took some photos of Josh from Household sitting off to the side.
We actually had a bit of time before needing to load in while we were in Toronto. We were lucky that the location was in a place with a bunch of cool shops and vegan eats. Right next to the one particular coffee shop we frequented (I went there three times and eventually bought a mug from there) were a bunch of tall plants in an open window of a restaurant. With Lincoln's bright shirt I had to photograph him there before we continued adventuring.
During tour we spent a few days in Colorado. While there, Laura's friend had gifted her with this beautiful pineapple. I wanted to document the pineapple and Laura so had and we realized that their van was the perfect backdrop for the pair.
While Colour In The Clouds was recording in Boston they wrote down an integral part of the record to keep track of the different songs and the order that the album would be set up in.
The very first night on our tour with Conveyer and Church Tongue, myself and Nathan were introduced to Tony and Nicko of Church Tongue as we walked pasted them getting ready for sleep in this room. We all talked for a while and then woke up to the beautiful sun pouring through. I was so excited for this to be the first place we had stayed at on the tour. It's absolutely amazing and I must thank the owners of the house again and again for sharing it with us. I quickly took this photo of Tony on his phone and it's still one of my favourites from that leg of the tour.
Having the vans parked so close together during load in lead to interesting perspective shots even if it was a little difficult to get everything in from the side doors.
Backstage for the Cowboys Tent after their Meet And Greet only minutes before Fetty Wap and his crew had to get on stage.
While we can all appreciate a good candid photo we can also appreciate the food fake candid photos. Instead of taking a side-hug posed photo with one another Adam and Marcus gathered around a phone and suddenly became overly intrigued with whatever was not on the screen.
This cute little stop in the the middle of British Columbia as we were on our way back to Alberta. Thank goodness for the autumn atmosphere.
While loading up all the gear for the venue for MazzFest 2015 we went upstairs to check everything out. The windows were absolutely stunning allowing a halo of light come down on everyone.
Luca and I went on a walk while we were in Oshawa to see if there were any cool place to take some photos. In all honesty there wasn't anything that seemed particularly interesting but we were able to find a park to hang out at and listen to some From Indian Lakes. We decided to take some dramatic photos by this dark door for a while when Nick walked over and we all talked for a while. Luca then said he wanted one last group of photos where be could pull out his pocket knife and we created some kind of Italian villain with the dramatic lighting of the scene.
After forcing Matt to come walk around the water's edge with me he had fully committed to jumping into the water for a while. I watched the waves splash over him and silently struggle to make sure he didn't slip past the rocky shore into the current. Once he pulled out from the water I used the last frame that was left on my memory card and caught the watery aftermath.
Yes, I also realize how many of my photographs in this section somehow seem to revolve around water. I don't know how it happens either.
I feel like there were a lot of candid moments with Mike where I couldn't help but photographing him without him knowing. Hours later I would let him know that I was creeping on him and he would just laugh. This is one of my favourite moments. I had just been sitting at the merch table and looked up to see him standing perfectly in the door frame. Before he even looked up I snapped a quick photo and put my camera down.
On the way to Vancouver to kick off tour we decided to take the short hike up to Bridal Falls and check it out. It was absolutely stunning with huge trees and the pouring falls.
That particular day on tour I decided I wanted to go on a quiet walk with Matt of Kennedy. We walked around the rocky shore of Kingston and mostly took everything in. Silently, we enjoyed the water, the baby ducklings and I was able to photograph him along the way.
One morning before finishing up some vocals on Colour In The Cloud full length we drove out to take a look at the ocean. It was one of the only day the guys and myself left the basement of Jay's house.
We travelled into Saskatchewan to find the desolate area of the Great Sandhills. I had previously been there three years back and have forever been enchanted by the area. I've wanted to share it with people and photograph someone there on a larger scale. While this is just a candid of James walking around who knows what will come of the space in the future.
A still from Connor's band, Red Onion Jelly's music video.