If you’ve been following any of my photography you know that I’ve taken photos of a handful of bands numerous times repeatedly. JON & ROY is no exception to that statement.

One of the many things you gain an appreciation of is the love and support local bands receive from the local community and from each other. There’s always such a vast amount of love and support – that you’re pretty much drowned in a sea of yells, screams, and cheers!

For me, I immediately felt a sense of pride that the music scene in my hometown is so vast and so supportive of each other.  It made moving to Vancouver 2 years ago that much harder, because I would be away from my friends and the amazing local music scene in Victoria.

Vancouver — don’t get me wrong — is FILLED with amazing musicians/artists (one of them being THE WILD ROMANTICS) — during my move over there you get an immediate sense of a “competitive-ness” between some photographers than “camaraderie” that I miss when shooting with fellow photographers. But I guess that’s all part of adapting.

Whenever I shoot a local band from my hometown (whether it be back in Victoria or anywhere else) — the feeling of warmth when I’m greeted by old media friends and musicians is just something you can’t beat! I gain a sense of appreciation and humbleness that I’m glad to have gained.

This mini-blog post just took a turn to the feels that I was not expecting haha


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