We Day is all about the moments. We day is about the movement. We Day is a collection of youth from around the world that are actually making a positive change in the world. And the epicenter is We Day Toronto. For those that know me, I worked as a book editor, and, eventually, as creative director … Continue reading We Day: A Behind-the-Scenes Day with Gord Downie, Macklemore and 20,000 World-changers
Field Trip Festival never disappoints. It was actually at Field Trip last year that I first got serious about concert photography. Now I'm shooting five major festivals and dozens of bands this summer.
It's become a tradition. For the last few years I've posted my favourite portraits of that respective year. Like 2014. And 2013. This year got gnarly. To be paid for photo gigs now was the biggest difference of 2015. As the teens say, blessed. But seriously, I fucking love to shoot. Here are some of … Continue reading A Portrait of 2015: Friends, Bandits and Rock Stars
An inaugural three-day musical festival with bands and artists such as Neil Young, Kendrick Lamar, Sam Smith, Modest Mouse, alt-J, St. Vincent, Run the Jewels, Future Islands and July Talk couldn't be passed up. Especially with a camera in hand. WayHome Festival was an absolute success across the board. No lines for beer, food or … Continue reading The Way Through WayHome: A Photographic Journey into a New Music Festival
It was supposed to rain all day. It didn't. In fact, it was beauty 90% of the day for Day 2 of WayHome. Here's what I saw. To use any of these photos, please contact me. Like usual, click any photo to open in the viewer.
Three words to sum up Day 2 at Field Trip: Father John Misty. I've seen hundreds of performances. Hundreds. I've never seen a frontman so captivating as Josh Tillman. I half-joked with a friend that his performance was akin to a religious experience. He gets four photos because of this alone. And if you haven't seen My … Continue reading Field Trip Day 2 in Photos: Ft. Father John Misty, Kevin Drew, Dan Mangan, Marina and the Diamonds and My Morning Jacket
What another great year at Field Trip Music Festival at the historic Fork York grounds in Toronto. Seriously, it's one of the best run festivals out there. And the third edition did not disappoint. Plus, I got a fucking photo pass to shoot in the photo pit. That was cool. So, for you, here are some … Continue reading Field Trip Captured. Day 1. Ft. De La Soul, The War on Drugs, Arkells, and Alabama Shakes
by RYAN BOLTON Unabashed, psychedelic good fun. That's not even a sentence, but that's how I would sum up the Flaming Lips' free show at a completely packed Yonge-Dundas Square Saturday night for NXNE. Like everyone else in the crowd, way into the thousands, as soon as those confetti canons went off and frontman Wayne Coyne … Continue reading The Flaming Lips and the Human-sized Hamster Ball
Anyone that likes music, likes Bon Iver. Well, they can at least appreciate the music. If you haven't heard of Bon Iver, no worries, just click here—and thank me later. Play it for your girlfriend/boyfriend/dog and love will quickly ensue. Anyway, Bon Iver came to town this past week, and, in short, it was solid. … Continue reading The Bon Iver love-in