Hey there, the name’s Nicole. I’m an NYC-based videographer and photographer with a passion for creatively telling authentic stories. I have way too many side projects for an introvert, but wouldn’t have it any other way. I live in Brooklyn and work as a Social Media Video Producer and Editor at The New Yorker, in addition to directing a series of acoustic performance videos called The Catalyst Sessions, shooting concerts for this beautiful publication, and trying (and failing) to get eight hours of sleep every night. After spending the majority of my young adult life happily waiting ridiculous amounts of time to meet musicians and spending all of my money on concerts, I first got my start in music photography about three years ago, and it has truly changed my life. When I’m shooting a concert, I feel wholly myself. It is my hope that my work conveys even a fraction of the appreciation and connection that I feel to my passion and the passions of others.
P.S. I’m always down for collaboration - feel free to check out my work and reach out!
Howdy! I’m Ava! I’m a photographer studying Public Relations at Columbia College Chicago. I adore live music and photography, so you already know music photography is my life. My music taste is all over the place, but currently I’ve been loving Hozier, Sigrid, Kevin Morby, Jade Bird, and Wilco.
Hi, everyone! My name is Morgan Winston and I am a Minneapolis-based photographer/videographer. I discovered my passion for music photography while studying Communication Arts + Video Production at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. On any given week you can find me shooting shows for Honey Punch, working as a social media assistant, or freelancing within the local music scene. My favorite artists include HAIM, Harry Styles, Japanese Breakfast, Phoebe Bridgers, Maggie Rogers, Bad Bad Hats, The 1975, and Clairo to name a few.
Hi! I’m Sonia Gadhia. I'm now based in Los Angeles, after having spent the past 2 years in Brooklyn, NY. I was raised on music and it’s always been a staple in my life. There’s nothing more enjoyable to me than finding new music and going to live shows. I’m looking forward to sharing my newest discoveries and experiences with Honey Punch!
Hey there! I’m Caylee Robillard, and I’m a 22 year old Atlanta-based concert and portrait photographer! I grew up surrounded by music and I’m a firm believer that live music is the closest thing to magic in this world. I live to be able to capture the energy and catharsis of shows. My favorite artists include Catfish and the Bottlemen, Frank Carter and the Rattlesnakes, Sam Fender, The Weeks, Foals, The Killers, Yellow Days, Still Woozy, Local Natives, and many more!
Greetings! My backstory is all over the place, I dabble in lots of different respects of the music industry. In the past, I went to school at the University of Michigan to study Art & Design, but recently transferred home to the University of Nebraska-Omaha to study Composition and Philosophy. Currently, I am managing two bands called Wrënch and Noodle Boy, both based out of the Chicago area. I do everything from booking, press, general management, promotion, to artistic direction for them! Also, I recently finished up interning at the Empty Bottle in Chicago, in which I did everything from venue management to artist hospitality.
Some of my favorite bands recently have been the Talking Heads, Velvet Underground, the National, Parquet Courts, Pavement, Post Animal, The Psychedelic Furs, Sufjan Stevens, BROCKHAMPTON, and New Order.
Come say hi on some of my socials!
Instagram: @lillimarvin and @wetnoodleassembly
Hii.. I’m alex, I’m a writer and photographer currently based in the Echo Park neighborhood of Los Angeles, and doing my best to live between here and Brooklyn. I started shooting film as a means to connect with myself and others, and have lately turned to shooting artists as a way to share conversations with them to an outside audience. I’ve been honored so far to work with people who really inspire me, who I respect and admire, and I hope that all my life I get to work in this ever-expanding community of creatives and lovers. All these people really trying to reach out and connect with others and make something meaningful. So excited to be a member of Honey Punch! And looking forward to all that’s coming.
Hello! 19 year old British kid living in London. I've got a thing for photography and I am a musician myself (guitar of course), so it was only time until both of my passions intertwined.
I currently study at University of the Arts in London. You can find me having an overpriced cold pint in a nice pub garden whilst listening to Bombay Bicycle Club, Arctic Monkeys or anything else shamefully indie.
Ahoy! I’m Alena, 23, and I’m an photographer/multimedia artist torn between The Music City (Nashville, TN) and The Live Music City (Austin, TX). I studied Theatre Arts at Sewanee: University of the South, which allowed me to optimize my skills to aid in live performance. It wasn’t until Bonnaroo ‘17 that I learned live music culture is what I’ve been waiting to experience my whole life. The lights, the bass, the crowd... the hoarse voice, sweat and slight claustrophobia- it’s all so intoxicating. Pure.
I’ve been making a living off of riding that high, and I wouldn’t have it any other way.
When I’m not editing photos or writing, you can find me Shazam-ing every song the edgy bartender has queued up, or petting dogs I am most definitely allergic to.
Hey there! My name is Tori Rose, and I am a 22 year old music photographer from Kansas City. A few of my favorite things are music, photography, my cats, matcha, and quoting Hot Rod. Because of my parents, I grew up to have an interesting taste in music. My dad would always be playing The White Stripes, Tom Waits, The Flaming Lips, or Willie Nelson. My mom would play Carrie Underwood, Kelly Clarkson, or songs from musicals. So I definitely have always had an appreciation for all types of music. Some of my favorites at the moment are Yungblud, Queen, AJR, and Alec Benjamin.
Once I started going to concerts, I couldn’t stop. There’s something about screaming your favorite lyrics WITH your favorite artist, surrounded by strangers in a crowded smoky room, that makes you feel like you can be your most authentic self.
When I finally had the idea to combine my two favorite things, concerts and photography, it was a dream come true! Why hadn’t I thought of it earlier? The first concert I shot was during my senior year of high school; then for the next couple years after that, I shot random concerts here and there. Not until mid 2018 did I apply for a publication, and actually got to shoot shows consistently. I’m so thankful for all the opportunities I have gotten so far, and am so excited to continue them with Honey Punch!
Good day! My name is Odera and I’m a photographer from the beautiful streets of London, UK. Currently working as the in-house photographer for a London-based digital design studio, I've been a full-time photographer for 2 years, dabbling in almost every type of photography (check out my website if you get a moment). But as a fellow musician, getting to document the experience of live shows and spectacular music artistry blows most of the others out of the water. I caught the bug for music photography when offered the chance to shoot some of my favourite artists for Somerset House & American Express UK, and haven’t been able to shake it since. There are definitely worse bugs to catch, in my opinion.
Hello, my name is Erica Tello. I'm a creative soul, photographer, and writer. I went to the Missouri School of Journalism to pursue my dream to connect with the world by telling stories. Honey Punch creates a space for me to share stories, discover music, and also encourage creativity among others. I'm a collector of experiences, who spends my time and money on concerts and seeing new places. I hope to continue to connect with people on the unifying power of music and the creativity behind it.
Hello! My name is Nicole Solero & I'm a photographer/creative based in Orlando, FL. I was born on a small Island in the Caribbean called Puerto Rico & I'm super proud of where I'm from. My favorite things usually fall under music, film, and/or art. I'm currently studying as a college student & im working on getting an A.S in Graphic Design. I LOVE color, city life, & neon lights. I grew up in a household with two awesome & crazy musician brothers & inherited a distinct but funky taste in music. Some of my all time faves since childhood are (Coldplay, Journey, John Mayer, The Killers, etc.)
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Hello there! My name is Stephanie Estrada and I’m 21 years old. I’m a music photographer based in Miami, Florida. Before moving to the United States, I used to live in Nicaragua for 17 years. I moved during my junior year in high school and moved to Gainesville, Florida to finish my senior year. Yes, it was a culture shock! Moving to America was incredible because of the music and art scene. Since I moved to Florida, it has given me the opportunity to experiment with different styles of photography, but music photography was it! I love bringing my 35mm film camera with me to concerts and I highly recommend anyone to try it at least once! I’m currently a junior in college studying communications and photography. I spend most of my time reading biographies of painters, aka Vincent Van Gogh is everything, and drinking a lot of café con leche. My favorite bands are Vancouver Sleep Clinic, Ben Howard, The Lumineers (Angela is my favorite song from them,) and Cage The Elephant.
Hi hi! I take photos of music and people that inspire me. I'm obsessed with trying to capture the energy between an artist and the crowd, and what I feel listening to songs that I love. It started out as documenting memories for myself and evolved into constantly wanting to create and learn more. SHOOT FILM!!!
Hey hey, I’m Kyra Bruce! I graduate from Oklahoma State with a degree in Multi-Media Journalism Production in May of 2019. I hope to be a music journalist, or really anything anyone will let me do. I love dancing so I’m most likely the girl next to you at a show doing the sprinkler and the hand jive. I do a lot of video work with Tulsa bands, you can see that on my YouTube “Kyra Bruce” or on my website:
Hello everyone! My name is Evan and I am a 23-year-old writer and student from Miami, FL. I’m married to music, but really any type of media that challenges audiences to think universally about culture or philosophy will peak my interest. I also enjoy reading, writing poetry, and obsessing over characters in television dramas. I am a refined music critic who has reviewed everything from indie rock to hip hop, and I am skilled in balancing a conversational tone with informative content in my writing. In addition to this, I also DJ and currently host a radio show called “The Orbit” every Thursday on FIU’s radio station: The Roar, 95.3.
Yello! I am Christopher Miller otherwise known as "Wayland Media" on the social medias. I'm a Buffalo, NY native. I don't love talking about myself so I'll just say what I do and how I do it. I am a professional graphic designer by day and a photographer by night..and dusk I guess. Most of my work is inspired or derived from music in some way or another and I strive to work for labels in a graphic capacity. Photo-wise I shoot Canon and Fuji for digital, but I am a strong representative of film and all of its magic. I am a hoarder of sorts of old cameras, 35mm and medium format film (which I have to respool in the dark bathroom sometimes) and I wouldn't have it any other way. I'm constantly teaching people about film; what to buy and where to buy it. I develop my own B&W but send out any color work because the earth is dying enough as it is. I lived in Albuquerque NM for a few years designing and developing (no I didn't do meth...well maybe) and I'm now back in the Northeast for the time being. Music taste includes but is not limited to Dreampop, Indie, Garage Punk, and Kenny G.
I love working with other creatives and making cool stuff! Hit me up if you're every wanting to collaborate
Well hey guys! My name is Kira Wilber, I’m 19, & I’m currently studying film at Full Sail University in Orlando, FL. From a young age, I always knew that I wanted to work in the entertainment industry, and while I study the art of filmmaking in school, I now get to do photography on the side for Honey Punch. I think ever since I was a little girl, music gave me some sense of comfort, so I try to attend any concert I can, knowing that I will always leave the venue saying “Now THAT was my favorite concert”. I think the friendships that you make at concerts are the ones that should be the most cherished, as mine are. I sometimes find myself closer to people I’ve only known for days after a concert compared to friendships I’ve had for years – and it’s all because of one thing. Music. Music is one of the few things that can bring people together. Some of my favorite artists would be Sir Sly, COIN, Dua Lipa, and Imagine Dragons.
insta - @kirawilber
twitter - @kirawilber
Heya! My name's Troy Davis. I'm a recent graduate of Loyola University Chicago, and I am SO excited to be writing with Honey Punch.
I have two parents who are both avid music lovers, both of whom I credit with my super diverse taste in music. I've been singing and playing piano for most of my life, and I spent my college years directing an all-male acapella group (check out the Loyola AcaFellas on iTunes and Spotify!)
I'm so so so excited to be starting this new chapter in my life, transitioning from performing to writing about all the amazing music other's are creating. If you really love what I have to say, or just want to know more about my taste in music, check out my personal blog notsopopmusic.com. I post new playlists everyday, and invite my friends and other musicians to submit their own mixes!
Hey there! I’m Alex Lyon and I’m a music photographer for Honey Punch. I’m 20 years old and I live in the best city in the world, New York City. There’s nothing I love more than capturing a moment in live music that resonates with the audience and that translates powerfully through a photo. I was known in high school as that girl that goes to a lot of concerts - a title that was both totally accurate and something that I don’t mind being known for. My favorite artists right now are The Maine, All Time Low, Lostboycrow, LANY, Flor, Hayley Kiyoko, Ed Sheeran, State Champs, The 1975, Will Joseph Cook, Kevin Garrett, Dua Lipa, Catfish and the Bottlemen, Kehlani, PVRIS, and way too many others. I hope you enjoy my photos as much as I enjoy taking them!
Hey, I'm Casey! I'm a 19 year old photographer from the suburbs of NYC, but I'm currently at school In Maryland where I spend most of my free time at the concert halls of DC and Baltimore. I shot my first show (Cherub at the 9:30 Club) in September 2016 and instantly fell in love with concert photography. My favorite artists, to name a few, are The 1975, Coldplay, Grimes, Pinegrove, Jackson Browne, Fleetwood Mac, Disclosure- I could probably go on for days. As much as I love being in the pit, my favorite part of photographing concerts is for sure seeing the reactions from fans and getting to form connections with people who share my love of music- so feel free to reach out (seriously- I wanna be friends).
I am Reese Gorman, a 19-year-old lover of faith, coffee, writing, and for as long as I can remember, music. Music has been a love of my life since I was a little kid, but sadly I was not blessed with any musical abilities. So I took my love for music and a passion for writing and started music blogging. When people read my pieces I want them to feel the way I feel about the music, I want them to feel this love for the artist and see how truly beautiful their work is. That it's not just words, but that there is a deeper meaning behind the lyrics. Apart from music I love hiking, climbing, and hanging out with my best friends. Some of my favorite artists include The 1975, CHVRCHS, LANY, Father John Misty, Dermot Kennedy, and The National. I am so grateful for this opportunity to be writing with Honey Punch.
Hola! I'm Isabella V. I'm a writer, editor, poet, and activist based in Florida. Ever since I could remember, music has been incredibly impactful on my life. I play the viola in my school's orchestra, and being a part of a larger whole of people who are as equally passionate about creating sound brings me great joy. I love writing about music and the culture it creates, from the music industry and all of it's workings, to the deep meanings behind each lyric of that song on the radio, to the impact singers make on the world. Some of my favorite artists are: Harry Styles, Ariana Grande, Halsey, Florence + The Machine, and Selena Gomez. You can find more of my musings on Instagram: @bella.thoughts & on my blog: itsbellathoughts.tumblr.com
Hey there! I’m Sydney, a multimedia artist and music fanatic. I’m 18 years old and currently in my first year at Columbia College Chicago studying film.
Growing up on the outskirts of the city, I’ve been lucky enough to experience the inner workings of Chicago’s incredibly friendly and collaborative DIY scene, playing shows as well as documenting other musician’s stories. The artists and musicians of Chicago loom large in my heart, and I could not be more excited to continue exploring this community and beyond at Honey Punch! I love nothing more than being able to capture artists in their spaces of creation, giving them a platform to express their craft. My music taste is fairly expansive. I could sit down and geek out to anything from the Grateful Dead, to Jeff Buckley, to Bob Marley, to Radiohead, but some of my Chicago heroes are Twin Peaks, Post Animal, and Divno Niño.
Give me a shout! Instagram: @sydcram Website: https://sydneycramer.wixsite.com/mysite
Hiii, Grace here! I'm an 18 year old film and television student at Boston University but my forever home is the Jersey Shore. I grew up right outside of Asbury Park, Bruce Springsteen's stomping grounds. Asbury Park is home to so many incredibly talented artists and creatives. I attended a nearby performing arts high school where I experienced the music-making process up close and personal and helped organize an annual small scale music festival. I am all about supporting local artists!!
If I'm not doing yoga or sitting at the beach, you can find me at a basement show. I'm always on aux and The 1975, Willow, Clairo, Laundry Day and Beabadoobee are always queued. That is, of course, if I'm not jamming to some homegrown bands: Shoobies, Skyeline, and Sonic Blume are some of my favorites from AP!! Check them out and support your local artists!!
Hey there! My name is Kendall Polidori and I am a writer based in Chicago, Illinois, and I am also a journalism student at Columbia College Chicago. Though I love writing about nearly anything under the sun, music sparks a certain passion in me that I find myself itching to speak with artists, attend shows and document the absolute magic that is the Chicago music scene for others. I have been fortunate enough to be immersed in the music scene, speak with some of the most talented musicians, attend breathtaking performances and write about it! My personal favorite thing to do is sit down with artists and dive into the world of their creations, but I have done all sorts of music writing including concert/album reviews and critiques. You will see me no happier than when I am at a concert or behind my computer screen typing away vigorously––I feel like the luckiest person in the world to do what I do! While I absolutely adore and appreciate all forms of music, some of my favorite Chicago-based bands include: Twin Peaks, Grapetooth, Post Animal and Gazebo Effect––but of course there are SO many more!!
If you see me at a show please don't hesitate to say hi!
Hey, I’m Anna! I’m currently in Fayetteville, Arkansas for college but I’m from Tulsa, Oklahoma. I’m a freshman at the University of Arkansas (woo pig!), and I’m majoring in Journalism with an Advertising/Public Relations concentration and minoring in Management. I’m also a Kappa Delta here at UARK! My most favorite thing is music and I’m so excited to be writing for something I’m so passionate about. I can play three instruments, I sang in my high school’s choir and at my church for two years, and am currently singing in my university’s collegiate choral, so it’s safe to say that music has been and still is a pretty huge part of my life. You’d be hard pressed to find a time when I’m not listening to music.
I also absolutely love going to concerts, so if there’s a good concert in the area you can probably find me waiting hours in line for it. I think there’s an interesting sense of community at concerts and with people who share the same taste in music. With that being said, some of my favorite artists are Hippo Campus, Young the Giant, Fleet Foxes, Colony House, NEEDTOBREATHE, The 1975, Maggie Rogers, Queen, Bruno Major, ABBA, and COIN. I’m so excited to be a part of the team and I look forward to writing for Honey Punch!
Hello, my name is Jennifer Casas I am a photographer/videographer from Texas. I’m really into concert photography, some bands and artists dear to me are The 1975, BROCKHAMPTON, Haim, Linkin Park, Oasis, LANY, and Clairo.
My inspiration for photography and need to capture moments stems from my parents. As young as I could remember they would always have a camera in their hand. I very quickly realized camera’s have a much more incredible power than just documenting family events, you can use it to document stuff you enjoy, capture priceless moments, and even change how people see the world.
I’m incredibly grateful to HPM for the opportunity and I look forward to making some fun work.
Hello! My name is Mack Brown, I'm currently based in New York City pursuing a degree at NYU. I'm a bit all over the place when it comes to music, as I have experience in publicity, freelance music journalism work, and am now transitioning into the world of A&R! That being said--music means everything to me. Some other things I love doing include making people playlists, listening to true crime podcasts, sitting in Washington Square Park with a good read, online shopping for things I can't afford, and my ultimate love--attending shows!
Some of my favorite bands/artists at the moment are Her's, Surf Curse, binki, Los Retros, girl in red, Liily, Goodbye Honolulu, FUR, Dayglow, Djo and Briston Maroney.
Feel free to say hi on socials! Let's chat about some fun stuff.
I’m Charlotte, a Minneapolis based creative.
I am currently a freelance writer, an editor at Minnesota Bride Magazine and consistently dabbling in poetry and photography.
I’m the most comfortable in a pair of worn in jeans with Airforce 1s.
Find me at any concert (especially bluegrass) standing alone, with a film camera and a beer.