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Years and Years: Minneapolis by Liz Brown

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My shutter exploded halfway through Years and Years’ set, so I’m particularly proud of these photos. After shooting, I was afraid I barely had gotten anything good, but as I hesitantly looked through the gallery at my hotel at 2am, I found some shots I am honestly proud of. I often get asked what camera I use, as if having the right gear can make or break your career. I always say the same thing: use what you have, what you can afford, and practice and practice and practice. I hope this gallery and the story of my broken shutter helps illustrate that point: it doesn’t matter so much your gear, but your eye and your willingness to keep going despite difficulties.

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The photos after this text section are ones that were affected by the broken shutter. They aren’t the same photos I would’ve gotten otherwise and there were definitely moments I missed as a result of my equipment failure. However, they are presentable and much better than I ever guessed, and I am proud of them.

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Phantogram : 80/35 by Liz Brown

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A few years ago, with my brother and his friend Shaun, I drove to Ames and saw Phantogram. During that time, I was carrying my camera with me everywhere, so I naturally shot a few photos from the crowd. This time I was official and in the pit--and obsessed with that sparkly cape. If only I could wear something like that literally every single day. Right? Anyways, thanks to LTP for the experience and Phantogram for the great show! 

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The Aces : LA by Liz Brown

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I joined the Aces' (COIN's headling) tour again in LA a few weeks ago, for easily one of my favourite dates of the whole run. The Fonda was beautiful, dreamy Riah opened, and the night ended on a sparkling rooftop. Life seems surreal sometimes--that I'm invited into these places. Thank you to anyone who's taken a chance on me. Love, a grateful girl.

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The Aces : NYC by Liz Brown

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The Aces were kind enough to bring me on tour for their east coast leg with COIN. They're the first band to take me on tour and I'm so grateful to have gotten to work with them day after day. While my photos have been done for a while, I'm now finally (and chronologically) getting my images on blog posts. First up is New York City! Enjoy! 

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Borns : Chicago by Liz Brown

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Between shooting sets, I went to back of the room (the only place with both oxygen and water), and saw a stranger, looking strikingly melancholy, dressed in white against the dingy venue wall. I paused, debated, then asked for a portrait and Kate (I found out her name later) said yes. 

Between shooting sets, I went to back of the room (the only place with both oxygen and water), and saw a stranger, looking strikingly melancholy, dressed in white against the dingy venue wall. I paused, debated, then asked for a portrait and Kate (I found out her name later) said yes. 

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My second time shooting Borns in Chicago was again sold out. The fans in the front row had been waiting since 7am (doors opened at 6:30pm) and by the time Borns took the stage at 9:45, the room was electric. The last show was at a small club, so it was rad to see the same songs translated to a giant lit-up production (and also way easier to shoot!). Photos are all for Interscope--enjoy! 

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