Catch Ya Round Tyson Stevens, You Were Nice To Me

Tyson was the lead singer of Scary Kids Scaring Kids. I grew up listening to this band. I still remember the first time I heard of them. I was in my friend Dan’s car on the way to Camp Shalom, where we worked. I thought his voice was weird at first but it grew on me. Fast forward two years I photographed Scary Kids for the first time outside a concert in Texas. Dream come true for 18 year old me to be quite honest. Over the next few years I did a Warped Tour with them and a week or two in a van across the west side of the states.

The Loft in Madison Wisconsin on August 18th, 2007

The Loft in Madison Wisconsin on August 18th, 2007

Tyson was always good at letting me take photos of him, patient with me as I wasn’t quite as quick back then. He was also one of my favorite people to photograph, as his skin always made my images look nice- he was just a photogenic guy.

Last time Tyson emailed me. I fucked up and didn’t email him back in time.

Tyson’s death wasn’t a surprise. I don’t know if that’s an okay thing to say, but sometimes people struggle with addictions and there is nothing you can do to help them. You just have to be there for ’em when you can and then let them go do their thing. It’s the sad reality. Going to miss having him around.

First shoot/ first time meeting Scary Kids Scaring Kids in Texas

Scary Kids Scaring Kids in Texas

Scary Kids Scaring Kids in Texas

Tyson Stevens of Scary Kids Scaring Kids in San Diego for Warped Tour rehearsals

Tyson Stevens of Scary Kids Scaring Kids in San Diego for Warped Tour rehearsals

Tyson Stevens of Scary Kids Scaring Kids in San Diego for Warped Tour rehearsals

Tyson Stevens of Scary Kids Scaring Kids in San Diego

Scary Kids Scaring Kids in San Diego

Tyson Stevens of Scary Kids Scaring Kids in San Diego

Tyson Stevens of Scary Kids Scaring Kids in San Diego

Tyson Stevens of Scary Kids Scaring Kids in San Diego

Tyson Stevens of Scary Kids Scaring Kids in San Diego

Tyson, Mike of Pierce The Veil, and Manny

Tyson Stevens of Scary Kids Scaring Kids – Warped Tour

Bus drive, Tyson, Tanner in the back of the bus

Tyson Stevens of Scary Kids Scaring Kids – Warped Tour

Tyson Stevens of Scary Kids Scaring Kids – Warped Tour

Tyson and friends in Memphis, TN for a off day from Warped Tour

Tyson Stevens and T-Mills

Tyson Stevens outside a venue in Cali

Tyson Stevens in Anaheim, CA – aftershow smoke

Tyson Stevens in Anaheim, CA – aftershow smoke

Aftershow smile, legit happiness

Great smile wish he showed it more

Such a cool face too

Sound check with Scary Kids Scaring Kids

Asleep in the van on tour, I slept next to him on the ground

Scary Kids Scaring Kids – outside a venue in Dallas, Texas

Scary Kids Scaring Kids – outside a venue in Dallas, Texas

Scary Kids Scaring Kids – outside a venue in Dallas, Texas

Tyson and Derek Smith / Mod Sun

Scary Kids Scaring Kids at Emo’s in Austin

Scary Kids Scary Kids – Austin, Texas

Scary Kids, Scaring Kids – Austin Texas

Tyson smoking a cig at bands last show – San Diego, CA

Thanks again for everything Tyson. Rest well.

Me and Tyson a few years ago, i think i was 20 or 21

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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