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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. 






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. 


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.


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.


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.


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.