A year ago i was so fucking lost, i had just lost a friend to suicide, i was to the point where i was ready to kill myself because of how stressed and depressed i was. all i wanted to do before i killed myself was see pierce the veil. A year and two days ago i did just that; I flew out to Baltimore to see my favorite band. A year ago today i took an uber to the filmore in silver springs at 8am... i waited outside all day and made some great friends, at 11:30 ish Mike came out to go get coffee. Mike said hi to us and walked off, when he came back @localloserr
and i asked him if we could get a picture with him and he said yes and that he'd be right back. Mike came back about 30 mins later after finishing his coffee, he hugged all of us and we talked and he wrote me out a tattoo, that night i took so many photos and videos to capture the emotions of the concert so my family could know bad i was mentally. After the show i looked at the photos and videos and suddenly there was this spark of hope; somehow in that moment i had figured out why i was still alive. The way you can capture so many emotions in a photo still shocks me. If it wasn't for that show and photography id either be lost or dead. Since may 3rd 2017 i have photographed almost every time ive gone to a concert, ive seen ptv 2 other times and met them and told them how thankful i am for them. Ive been offered gigs, ive met a few of the photographers i look up to such as @andydeluca
and lisa johnson... just a few weeks ago andy complemented my photo and said that he hopes to see my photos in a gallery one day... Ive started going to Concerts about once a month or more sometimes and its been so helpful to my mental health, i think of concerts as an emotional reset now. Usually at concerts everyone has been through something so they understand and they wont judge you for the scars on your wrists or the tears that fall down your cheek during a song; that feeling of acceptance and understanding is so amazing and i can positively say that the pierce the veil concert in Baltimore is the reason i have found a reason to live.