Vans Warped Tour 25th Anniversary
Cleveland, Ohio
June 8, 2019

In mid-January I was contacted by the Kevin Lyman Group, the production company behind the Vans Warped Tour. After 25 years they were ending Warped Tour, to pursue other endeavors, but were hosting a 25th anniversary show at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in June. They wanted me to be the lead photographer and book the media team for the event. Warped Tour played a massive role in my career. It gave me the opportunity to grow into the photographer I am today. I shot some of my best work there, gained some of my best friends, and made amazing memories throughout the years. Having this role for the 25th anniversary show was the perfect way to close this chapter of my life.  

My team was comprised of 3 photographers (me, Alexa Frankovitch, and Ashley Whitmer) and 2 videographers (Drew Griffing and Owen Zubek). We also had the opportunity to work alongside Jordan Knight, Ryan Wantanabe, and Nick Siemens. For a good majority of the event I was locked into my makeshift office in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, editing photos as they came in for socials and continuing to direct my team. Jordan took over editing for me in the evening so I could get out of the office and shoot. I loved having the Rock Hall and the Cleveland skyline as a backdrop, so I tried to incorporate those as much as possible. Overall, I could not be prouder of how my team captured the event. A big thank you to the Kevin Lyman Group for letting me bring my vision to the final Vans Warped Tour!