As a part of my work in Flesh & Bone Magazine I was able to meet up with Frank Iero and discuss his album .stomachaches. The photos took a total of 6 minutes due to the time crunch but we were able to extend some extra interview time. That volume can be read here.
While enduring a tour it's always a little difficult to find a space to take photos. I was able to catch up with the guys in Calling All Captains and photograph them at their Calgary venue on their tour to fundraise for a tour over seas. Lucky for us the venue had a perfect hallway that we were able to use (even if they had to get nice and close).
While attending ACAD I had an idea to use old candles I had been given into a particular art project with my then roommate. It was meant to be a personal expression of the pain that had clung unto the journey with my muther and I, with a light still on to show that there had been light to come out of what loomed over our backs. I was eaten alive in crit. My teacher openly hated it and I believe that was the one and only time I cried in class. Nearly six years later I still had some of the candles that had gone unused and had been planning to photograph my friend, Josh. He agreed to this, probably not knowing quite what level of pain it would be in the moment but honestly he nailed it. The build up of the wax and the addition of flowers in the natural light environment was the image I wanted to portray so long ago.
While on tour with State Champs, I was able to pull this band aside for some quick photos as well as have a wonderful conversation with them. At this time, the band is a part of their dream label Pure Noise Records, and I am very excited for what they have coming in the future as well as how much momentum is going for them now.
The night before this photo was taken my friend had introduced me to Tyler by informing us that we were the same people in the sense where all we talked about was photography and the Office. We quoted the Office for probably an hour. It was fantastic! The next day Being As An Ocean had a "secret" show with my friends' band so I saw him again as the sun was setting in perfect pastels and told him to pose for me, not that you can see it in this black and white version of the image.