Too Far in Between - Surreal Mag

Wow it has been almost two months since I've updated my blog. As of lately, I've been at home and working on portraits very heavily again. At least until the next tour, whenever that may be. That's one thing that's been on my mind. You're not guaranteed anything and anything can happen. You may be employed for a month and then unemployed for like 6. You never know. What sucks about that is with someone like me with anxiety, losing that control sucks. But I'm dealing. Through portraits and just random photo taking with friends, I've found some solace. This portrait session wasn't planned to be published or anything. It was just friends that wanted to create some cool stuff, and we did! We used @bioglitz for the makeup and @betsyjohnson for the jewelry. Thanks to Surreal for publishing and to Taylor, Clarice, and Katya for the beautiful art we were able to make together. Be sure to follow all of them on instagram. 

model - @katya_estes
mua - @tayfrieds
stylist - @claricebc
makeup - @bioglitz
jewelry - @betsyjohnson

Purchase the magazine here: http://www.magcloud.com/browse/issue/1468667

Below are all my favorite photos from the shoot.

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Falling in Reverse - 15 Years in the Making Tour

Hi everyone! It's been awhile since I've posted on my blog about anything recently. I've been trying to catalog and organize all my photos from this past tour so I can show them to you. I've also been working on getting some more conceptual, editorial style shoots organized. You'll be seeing some more of that here soon. Enough of the life update, let's go through these Falling in Reverse photos. 

I also did videos for them every week. If you haven't seen any of those videos, view them here. You'll need to trust me. 

WEEK1

WEEK2

WEEK3

FALLING IN KARTS

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This tour was a blast. All the bands are amazing live. Their sets fucking SLAPPED! It was a real honor and pleasure to be able to work on this tour run. I went on tour with Falling in Reverse this time last year when they were with Pierce the Veil and Crown the Empire. It's weird that almost exactly a year later, I would be on this one. A Day To Remember, Papa Roach, and The Devil Wears Prada. Wow. I can't believe that I was able to be on a tour with bands I've listened to since I was a little scene tike. It's amazing. I loved watching all their sets every night. I took some photos as well so I'll make a gallery with their photos here soon. 

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Towards the beginning, the way I took my photos was staying pretty traditional to how I've always taken concert photos. Very close-up, in the face. They were portrait heavy by far. I was messing more with colors the further the tour went on because I knew that I could just create something different. I started experimenting with my shots and the edits I was making and I think they turned out very interesting. You'll start noticing the further your scroll down.

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I rented a Sigma 20MM Art lens a week into the tour and started utilizing that more in my photos, as you can see above. I start making colors more vibrant and bold. I'm not sure, but for Falling in Reverse, I feel like it accentuated their music and personality more with this color palette.

Of course, every once in awhile, I revert back to my old habits and have that dark contrast in there to emphasis any emotion coming from the photos. You can see these in my portraits of Tyler and Ronnie above. As you continue below though, you'll now notice the grain and muted tones I started incorporating a lot from the film that I use and admire.

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The next set of photos are all black and white. I seldom ever post or edit in black and white. I feel like if I do, the photo has to speak directly based on what's going on. You can't be distracted by the exciting colors. You can solely focus on what's happening in the photo. So when do I choose to edit in black and white? When I feel like my image tells all it needs to without color. Tell me what you think about these.

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Now this following clip here is all the extra photos I took when the band wasn't on stage. There are some goofy ones in there but it's worth watching, trust me.

Portugal. the Man

Portugal. the Man - facebook | twitter | instagram | website

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U n I

models:
Abby - Instagram | Twitter
Courtney - Instagram | Twitter | Twitch

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