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!
Photo by Lauren Dahlhause
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!!!
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Samantha here. 22 year old photography fiend who does nursing school in her free time. I got my first hand-me-down film camera when I was 10 after mowing the lawn for an entire month. My dad showed me all the ropes & taught me everything i’ve grown to love about capturing the beauty of life on film. 12 years later here I am taking pictures of my favorite bands/artists creating memories to last a lifetime. 10/10 you can find me at a LANY show or making a playlists for every minuscule occasion.
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
insta: @waylandmedia | web: waylandmedia.co
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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I’m Morgan Winston and I’m a 21-year-old photographer from Minneapolis, MN. I currently attend UW-Madison where I discovered my passion for music and portrait photography. The amazing community and energy around the industry keeps me constantly inspired to keep shooting shows. If you can’t find me at a concert I’m probably watching a movie or trying to convince my roommates to let me adopt 12 cats.
Midwest kid rooted in music and creativity that picked up a camera by accident. I am a 22 year old design & photo student from Fort Wayne, Indiana that lives minute by minute and looks to have a long and well traveled path without limits or conclusion. With my stuff, I want you to feel close to the artist with an underscored luminous, and relentless energy that makes you feel like you're front row at the show. With goals of touring in the coming years, I am seeking opportunities to follow my passion in the music industry through creativity, and can't wait for the journey ahead of me.
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
I’m Britton Strickland, a Microbiologist, book-worm, Netflix-binger, food-fanatic, musician, and photographer in Nashville, TN. Music is a part of my every day work flow, and you’ll often find me crawling throughout the unbelievable concert scene in Music City (which is much more than country music). I picked up a camera in 2004, and I was glued behind the lens ever since. I love creating through writing and photography, and listening to and making music has been an influence and passion my entire life. The remaining minutes and pennies are spent traveling with my wife across the world. Music of choice is Sufjan Stevens, Bon Iver, Iron & Wine, Tallest Man On Earth, Local Natives, and Gregory Alan Isakov. So stoked to be a part of the Honey Punch crew!
Instagram - @brittonstrickland
Website - www.brittonstrickland.com
Why, hello there! My name is Sophie Minello and I am a photographer from Cleveland, Ohio. Music has been the center of my life for as long as I can remember, and when I picked up photography in 6th grade I knew someday I’d be taking photos at concerts. This dream became a reality when a little local band believed in my art when I was in 8th grade. After photographing their show, so many new opportunities opened up for me and suddenly bringing my camera into shows was a normal thing. Now, I am a sophomore in high school and am constantly learning and growing in my art. I love capturing feeling through my photographs, and that’s always something I strive to do during a live show. I don’t think my heart is ever as happy as it is during a concert. When I’m not taking photos you can find me trying out new forms of art, playing musical instruments, or hiking with my dog. I’m always up for a good adventure. My forever bands are COIN, Wild Party, From Indian Lakes, Catfish and the Bottlemen, and Pipe Dream. They’ve all shaped me in so many ways and I don’t know what I’d be without them.
my insta: https://www.instagram.com/soph.ix/
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
Hi there, I’m Ava! I’m a 16-year-old writer who LOVES attending concerts and watching my vinyl collection grow. I currently live near Fort Lauderdale, FL, but I’m usually is another state for concerts, since bands RARELY come down here! For as long as I can remember, music has been a huge part of my life. While most children were singing the ABC’s, I was singing Eagles or Bon Jovi. I was brought up on rock and alternative and I thank my parents for influencing my music taste so much! I first found a love for music on my own, in seventh grade when I discovered The 1975 and Walk the Moon. I was the most emo kid my Catholic school had ever seen (LOL). My first concert was when I was five, but the first gig I actually WANTED to attend was Walk the Moon. It was the end of middle school and I realized that I had discovered something magical, live music. In that moment, I was hooked. Ever since, I haven’t stopped going to shows, and probably never will. I am an aspiring music journalist and hope to one day work for Rolling Stone Magazine. I plan on pursuing journalism in college. My favorite bands are The 1975, Bad Suns, Walk the Moon, Hippo Campus, The Killers, and COIN. I’m ecstatic that I have the opportunity to be writing for this wonderful publication! I can’t wait to see where I go from here!
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!
Insta, twitter, fb: notsopopmusic
Hi! My name is Erika and I’m 18 years old. I’ve been into music since long I can remember as well as photography. My mom gave me my first film camera when I was 7 and I remember shooting portraits of my friends and neighbors since then. As for my dad, well, he’s a guitarist so pretty all my music knowledge comes from him. Combining these two passions would have never crossed my mind until one day I was helping up my dad with a band he was playing with and they asked me to take them some photos. I remember being on the pit that day and just went along with it, I never expected that I could make something big as shooting my favorite artists. As a person who enjoys so much shows, photographing all these bands added up a new feeling that I love. It's been almost two years since then and I’ve never been so happy with what I’ve accomplished and from all the people I’ve met!
I’m a really big fan of 80’s rock bands and road trips (preferably at the same time tho). I like to collect old vinyls and take polaroids of friends and I have this tradition of collecting patches from cities when I travel. Favorite animal - fox. And if you ask me, I’m Buttercup from the PowerPuff Girls.
inta & twitter @edanielagarcia
Hello there! My name is Nikita Satapathy. I’m 23 years old, born in Brooklyn and Phoenix raised. I recently graduated from Arizona State University and am attending medical school in Kansas City, Missouri. I drink way too much coffee, listen to records, read a ton of books, and binge-watch a lot of television. One of the many ways I express myself is through music. I am a huge fan of rap and hip hop, along with alternative and indie genres. I hope to share with you some of my favorite songs and albums that have been on my radar and what I think will make an impact on the music industry. I enjoy going to concerts; some of my favorites have been seeing the Killers, the Weeknd, Beyonce, Alt-J, and Alabama Shakes live. I can’t wait to share my thoughts and my music taste with all of you.
Here is a link to my Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/nikitasatapathy/
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!
Twitter: @itsalexlyon Instagram: @itsalexlyon Website: www.alexlyonvisuals.com
Hey hey it’s your girl, KB! I’m a sophomore in college studying journalism production and philosophy, I hope to someday be a music journalist or a film producer. I’m a 20-year-old Tulsa girl and music is very important to me, classic rock in particular. I grew up listening to The Doors, Led Zeppelin, and Pink Floyd, thanks mom and dad for introducing me to the classics at a young age. I spend my free time watching movies, making playlists, or eating chili cheese tots at Sonic. I eat way too much candy and I love traveling and dancing! I’m the girl next to you at a concert doing the sprinkler and the hand jive. I hope I can introduce you to a new song or your new favorite artist!
Follow me on Instagram (@kyrabruce) and Spotify (Kyra Bruce) for some cool hangs!
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).
Hello, my name is Erica Tello. I'm a creative soul, photographer, storyteller, and self-proclaimed "fan girl". My heart is full with a pot of coffee and a record playing. I went to the Missouri School of Journalism to pursue my dream to connect with the world by telling stories. Writing and photography creates a space for me to share artists' stories, discover music, and also encourage creativity among others. My day job is in recruiting innovation, where I work with university grads find their fit in the tech industry. I'm a collector of experiences, who spends all my time/dollars/energy 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.
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.
Hey! My name’s Hunter Sanders and I am a 22 year old poet and teacher living in Oklahoma City. Writing is my passion, but music is what words would be if they could. I love new experiences more than anything so I’m almost constantly moving through music preferences. I love everything from shoegaze to surrealist electronic improvisation. Currently I’m in love with Black Moon Rising by the Black Pumas, but, like I said before, this may no longer be true by the time you’re reading this. Other things I like include fried chicken and true crime. Let’s connect, I love new people.