One of my biggest dreams has always been to tour as a music photographer, but that’s nearly impossible to fit in while being a student in one of the most intensive undergraduate programs in the country, with another job on top of that. However, it’s a dream I really care about and am willing to make sacrifices for, so this year when I finally got a few chances to spend some time traveling with a couple of bands, I did everything I could to work these opportunities in between classes, work, etc.
One of these opportunities was the Tracing Back Roots tour, when We Came As Romans gave me the chance to join them for the last couple days of tour. Even though I was jumping on the tour at the very end, as a stranger to some, the guys and their crew were beyond kind to me, took me in, and treated me like family. It was definitely one of my greatest experiences to date as a photographer and one that I’m very grateful for. Here’s a photo blog from my time on the tour:
- Oct 30 - Philadelphia, PA @ The Electric Factory
- Oct 31 - New York, NY @ Irving Plaza
- Nov 01 - Cleveland, OH @ The Agora Theatre
- Nov 02 - Chicago, IL @ House of Blues
- Nov 03 - Detroit, MI @ St. Andrews Hall
Shot twenty | one | pilots again last night. Missed these guys.
Pittsburgh, PA // December 1, 2013
Here are my stats for 2013! Looking back, I know I could have shot even more (I definitely could have caught more bands on Warped, gone to just a few more shows, shot all the bands on my tours, etc.) but I’m incredibly proud of what I’ve accomplished this year. 2013 has been even crazier than I could have imagined. Special thanks to Go Radio, Stages & Stereos, and We Came As Romans for making this year exceed my expectations. And of course, thank you to everyone who continues to support me- I am beyond grateful and love you all so much. Can’t wait to see what 2014 brings! Have a great holiday season everyone!
2013 was awesome lets party
Hi, friends! Going into the new year I’ve decided to run a print giveaway on tumblr! Two winners will get a print of a photo of their choice. You can pick any photo I’ve ever taken—here’s a list of all the bands I’ve shot in just this year, or you can check out what’s at prints.sandra-chen.com). All you gotta do to enter is follow me and reblog this! You can enter up to 5 times. Happy new year everybody! :)
i’m giving away prints woo0o check it
im gonna be honest im kinda surprised some of you are still using this thing
i forgot about tumblr whoops
hi how are yall i missed ya
hi im alive and breathing dont worry
anyway 2013 has been a very busy year and the reason why i haven’t posted here is because of that. also i’ve been documenting my adventures more here sandrachen.tumblr.com
blessthefall on Flickr.
so… warped tour is the best tour. i’m excited to get back on board next week.
i wish i could say “?????????” in real life it would be very useful