With the last show approaching, the seasoned team reflects on the past two weeks on the road. In the case of Emily Carver, an aspiring and active photographer, this experience has proved greatly beneficial. "Being a part of this tour experience has helped me gain insight on exactly how a tour is run, day in and day out. It has been liberating to have all access to a venue and go where I need to get a great shot or capture great footage of other students doing their assigned jobs," says Emily Carver, Entertainment Industry Studies major.
Emily Carver perched side stage, capturing a performance at Westbury, NY. Photo: Donnie Hedden
"Usually when I shoot a show, I email the band's manager or post to Facebook and tag the artist," says Carver, "I have never gotten the opportunity to talk with the artist directly about my work."
Emily Carver hangs with Dusty Hanvey of the Grass Roots backstage in Hampton Beach, New Hampshire.
"I know I can take what I've learned on the road and apply it to my photography in the future," says Carver.
Check out Emily's work from this tour, she has a very sharp eye for capturing the climatic moments that define entire events. The work that Emily has produced from this trip will not only strengthen her portfolio, but through her newly acquired relationships with the subjects, her craft will be of value to the artists and their careers.
Dusty Hanvey of The Grass Roots. Photo: Emily Carver