2011 Full Recap

2011 was an awesome year. I switched it up a little bit and shot a lot less press/ promo images for bands and did a ton more touring and traveling. I also put a lot of time into the Lens Bracelet® – and got it trademarked woohoo. This blog isn’t meant to be one, giant, brag, more of way to just sum of 2011 in one spot. A polite pat on my own back if you will. I finished this year thinking, man, what did I do all year? It was hard, cause my “portfolio” shots for my press images didn’t really grow much at all, which is new, but thats okay. This year I did something different and thats good, cause I am learning. Sometimes I forget that is how it works.

 

This year I …

had a photo exhibit in Melbourne, Australia put on by Macbeth Shoes

had a photo exhibit in Los Angeles put on by Atticus Clothing

performed on stage and did vocals while dressed in a black spandex suit, I come in at 1:34

traveled to a bunch of places (193 travel dates in total), Europe twice and Australia as well!
12/17/2011 – Ontario, CA
12/16/2011 – San Jose, CA
12/15/2011 – Medford, OR
12/14/2011 – Yakima, WA
12/13/2011 – Missoula, MT
12/12/2011 – Billings, MT
12/11/2011 – Billings, MT
12/10/2011 – Bismarck, ND
12/9/2011 – Grand Forks, ND
12/8/2011 – Grand Forks, ND
12/7/2011 – Duluth, MN
12/6/2011 – Green Bay, WI
12/5/2011 – Omaha, NE
12/4/2011 – Des Moines, IA
12/3/2011 – Minneapolis, MN
12/2/2011 – Madison, WI
12/1/2011 – Cordova, TN
11/30/2011 – Baltimore, MD => Memphis, TN
11/29/2011 – Baltimore, MD
11/28/2011 – Secaucus, NJ
11/27/2011 – Philadelphia, PA
11/26/2011 – Secauscus, NJ
11/25/2011 – Asbury Park, NJ
11/24/2011 – New York, NY
11/23/2011 – San Diego, CA => New York, NY
11/20/2011 – San Diego, CA
11/19/2011 – San Diego, CA
11/14/2011 – Seattle, WA
11/3/2011 – Minneapolis, MN
10/31/2011 – Madison, WI
10/30/2011 – Madison, WI
10/29/2011 – New York, NY => Madison, WI
10/28/2011 – New York, NY
10/27/2011 – New York, NY
10/26/2011 – Knoxville, TN => New York, NY
10/25/2011 – Knoxville, TN
10/24/2011 – San Diego, CA => Knoxville, TN
10/23/2011 – San Diego, CA
10/6/2011 – San Diego, CA
10/1/2011 – San Diego, CA
9/30/2011 – San Diego, CA
9/27/2011 – Leeds, UK => San Diego, CA
9/26/2011 – Leeds, UK
9/25/2011 – Leeds, UK
9/24/2011 – London, UK
9/23/2011 – Milton Keynes, UK
9/22/2011 – Liverpool, UK
9/21/2011 – Nottingham, UK
9/20/2011 – Cardiff, UK
9/19/2011 – Exeter, UK
9/18/2011 – Southampton, UK
9/17/2011 – Southampton, UK
9/16/2011 – Koln, DE
9/15/2011 – Amsterdam, NL
9/14/2011 – Amsterdam, NL
9/13/2011 – Amsterdam, NL
9/12/2011 – Rotterdam, NL
9/11/2011 – San Diego, CA => Amsterdam, NL
9/10/2011 – San Diego, CA
9/9/2011 – Las Vegas, NV
9/8/2011 – Las Vegas, NV
9/7/2011 – Las Vegas, NV
8/18/2011 – Seattle, WA => Madison, WI
8/17/2011 – Seattle, WA
8/16/2011 – Portland, OR => Seattle, WA
8/15/2011 – Portland, OR
8/14/2011 – Hillsboro, OR
8/13/2011 – George, WA
8/11/2011 – Marysville, CA
8/10/2011 – Carson, CA
8/9/2011 – San Diego, CA
8/4/2011 – Los Angeles, CA
8/2/2011 – Sydney, NSW => San Diego, CA
8/1/2011 – Sydney, NSW
7/31/2011 – Sydney, NSW
7/30/2011 – Melbourne, VIC => Sydney, NSW
7/29/2011 – Melbourne, VIC
7/28/2011 – Melbourne, VIC
7/27/2011 – Melbourne, VIC
7/26/2011 – Melbourne, VIC
7/25/2011 – Melbourne, VIC
7/24/2011 – Melbourne, VIC
7/23/2011 – Melbourne, VIC
7/22/2011 – Melbourne, VIC
7/21/2011 – Melbourne, VIC
7/20/2011 – San Diego, CA => Melbourne, VIC
7/19/2011 – San Diego, CA => Melbourne, VIC
7/5/2011 – Los Angeles, CA => San Diego, CA
7/4/2011 – Los Angeles, CA
7/3/2011 – Ventura, CA
7/2/2011 – Mountain View, CA
7/1/2011 – Pomona, CA
6/29/2011 – Las Cruces, NM
6/27/2011 – Las Cruces, NM
6/26/2011 – San Antonio, TX
6/26/2011 – Las Cruces, NM
6/25/2011 – Houston, TX
6/24/2011 – Dallas, TX
6/23/2011 – Dallas, TX
6/22/2011 – Little Rock, AR
6/21/2011 – San DIego, CA => Little Rock, AR
6/7/2011 – San DIego, CA
6/6/2011 – San DIego, CA
6/5/2011 – San DIego, CA
6/4/2011 – San DIego, CA
6/3/2011 – San DIego, CA
6/2/2011 – San DIego, CA
5/20/2011 – Detroit, MI => San Diego, CA
5/19/2011 – San Diego, CA => Detroit, MI
5/10/2011 – New York, NY => San Diego, CA
5/9/2011 – New York, NY
5/8/2011 – Madison, WI => New York, NY
5/2/2011 – Albany, NY => Madison, WI
5/1/2011 – East Rutherford, NJ
4/30/2011 – East Rutherford, NJ
4/29/2011 – East Rutherford, NJ
4/28/2011 – Saratoga Springs, NY
4/27/2011 – Madison, WI => Albany, NY
4/26/2011 – Madison, WI
4/25/2011 – Milwaukee, WI => Madison, WI
4/24/2011 – San DIego, CA => Milwaukee, WI
4/23/2011 – San Diego, CA
4/19/2011 – Chicago, IL => San Diego, CA => Los Angeles, CA
4/18/2011 – Chicago, IL
4/17/2011 – San Diego, CA => Chicago, IL
4/14/2011 – Houston, TX => San Diego, CA
4/13/2011 – Houston, TX
4/12/2011 – Austin, TX
4/11/2011 – Tulsa, OK
4/9/2011 – Tempe, AZ
4/8/2011 – Tempe, AZ
4/7/2011 – San Diego, CA
4/6/2011 – Los Angeles, CA
4/4/2011 – Salt Lake City, UT => San Diego, CA
4/2/2011 – Edmonton, AB
4/1/2011 – Calgary, AB
3/30/2011 – Vancouver, BC
3/29/2011 – Seattle, WA
3/28/2011 – Boise, ID
3/27/2011 – Reno, NV
3/26/2011 – Las Vegas, NV
3/25/2011 – Pomona, CA
3/24/2011 – Sacramento, CA
3/23/2011 – Los Angeles, CA
3/22/2011 – Phoenix, AZ
3/21/2011 – El Paso, TX
3/20/2011 – Stanton, TX
3/19/2011 – Dallas, TX
3/18/2011 – Tulsa, Oklahoma
3/17/2011 – Austin, TX
3/16/2011 – McAllen, TX
3/15/2011 – Dallas, TX
3/14/2011 – St. Louis, MO
3/13/2011 – Worcester, MA
3/12/2011 – Worcester, MA
3/11/2011 – Philadelphia, PA
3/10/2011 – Philadelphia, PA
3/9/2011 – Madison, WI => Philadelphia, PA
3/8/2011 – Madison, WI
3/7/2011 – Madison, WI
3/6/2011 – Madison, WI
3/5/2011 – San Diego, CA => Madison, WI
2/23/2011 – Frankfurt, DE => San Diego, CA
2/22/2011 – Munster, DE
2/21/2011 – Berlin, DE
2/20/2011 – Berlin, DE
2/19/2011 – Hamburg, DE
2/18/2011 – Cologne, DE
2/17/2011 – Stuttgart, DE
2/16/2011 – Munchen, DE
2/15/2011 – Zurich, CH
2/14/2011 – Cesena, IT
2/13/2011 – Monte-Carlo, Monaco
2/12/2011 – Barcelona, ES
2/11/2011 – Lyon, FR
2/10/2011 – Paris, FR
2/9/2011 – Amsterdam, NL
2/8/2011 – Brussels, BE
2/7/2011 – Brussels, BE
2/6/2011 – San Diego, CA => Brussels, BE
2/5/2011 – Los Angeles, CA
2/2/2011 – San Diego, CA
1/28/2011 – Indianapolis, IN => San Diego, CA
1/27/2011 – Connersville, IN
1/26/2011 – Connersville, IN
1/25/2011 – Connersville, IN
1/24/2011 – Connersville, IN
1/23/2011 – Connersville, IN
1/22/2011 – San Diego, CA => Indianapolis, IN
1/21/2011 – San Diego, CA
1/20/2011 – San Diego, CA
1/11/2011 – Los Angeles, CA
1/6/2011 – Costa Mesa, CA

launched Photography Pants

shot my first composite

 

did some photoshoots with…

For Today
Of Mice & Men
White Apple Tree
A Day To Remember
The Devil Wears Prada
Yelawolf
Asking Alexandria
The Ready Set
Whitechapel
Parkway Drive
Pierce The Veil
As I lay Dying
Breathe Carolina
August Burns Red
Go Radio!
The Wonder Years
We Came As Romans
There For Tomorrow

 

was published in a book for the first time

 

featured on Canon Rumors!

This year the Lens Bracelet®
-Got trademarked
-Were sold to people in 173 different countries
-Donated to Japan Relief, Greenpeace, Help Portrait, and a cancer foundation!

Hung out and met a ton of awesome photographers/ videographers ( I know I forgot some of you, please leave a comment real fast if I did so I can add you)

Alex Goykhman
Ana Becerra
Ben Clement
Benjamin Chadborn
Brad Moore
Brandon Jacoby
Brendan Donahue
Brendan Donahue
Bryce Hall
Casey Richardson
Christian Napolitano
Collin Hughes
Dan Woolf
Dave Jackson
Dave Jackson
Heath
Jeremy Cowart
Jeremy Saffer
Joe Perri
Joey Lawrence
Jordan Green
Kane Hibberd
Keith Vlk
Kelly Mason
Maria Qualtieri
Mark Kaluzlarich
Matt Bourke
Matthew Andreini
Michael Cardwell
Mike Lerner
Nick Dinatale
Rick Wait
Scott Kelby
Steph Gomez
Tim Allen
Todd Owyoung
Travis Billington
Travis Tank
Zack Fisher

Thank you to everyone who took me on the road with them this year. Breathe Carolina, Asking Alexandria, We Came As Romans, A Day To Remember, and Of Mice & Men. Such solid people on and off stage. OH and Thank you to all the crew that put up me with constantly being in their way everyday.

A lot of time goes into taking my images, I don’t get good shots 99% of the time and that is because most of my images revolve around being there at the right moment, and that involves a lot of hanging out and waiting. These a bunch of images that were taken with my camera, of me, but not not by me. I am okay with the fact I don’t always look my best, one thing is for sure though – I am always having a good time no matter where I am.


(im wearing a cup)

Thats all I got for you, see you all on the road this year!

POSTED BY Adam Elmakias

Adam Elmakias is a music photographer based out of San Diego, California. He spends most of his time doing stuff with cameras. Adam wrote this himself, not someone else. I am Adam.

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