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VANS WARPED TOUR 2018 - PART I

2018 has been something else! From working festivals on weekends while working 9 to 5 at an event / tour production company during the week to Tour Managing Doll Skin on the final cross country run of Vans Warped Tour. I am exhausted but also ready to keep busy and keep creating.

I'm still incredibly grateful for the opportunity to kick off my "band world" touring career on this tour. Not that my first experience on Warped was terrible by any means, but this year was tenfold better than when I did the full tour back in 2016 with a sponsor. This time around I had a lot more freedom to shoot and in turn made way more friends.  I'm so thankful for the people on the this tour that acknowledged my existence and always stopped me to say hi and chat about our day's every day amid the circus level craziness that is Warped Tour.

I'm also so so so SO thankful for everyone who started following my work this summer either through Adam Elmakias or Doll Skin socials and liked it enough to stop me and say so. While such a small thing it helped me stay inspired to edit and go shoot bands when I felt very physically and creatively exhausted.

Overall, I'd like to thank all the ladies in Doll Skin (Alex, Meghan, Nicole, and Sydney), their incredible parents Holly, John, Temre, Gina, Matt, Dora, and Seth, Doll Skin's incredible merch manager Cameron, their manager David Ellefson, all of the women that run Warped Tour, every young woman that participated in the GBTRS x Doll Skin Roadie for A Day Program, the Accounting/Production plugs Matt, Ryan, and Kerry, EVERY HUMAN THAT WORKED ON THE OWLY.FM STAGE AS CREW, FOH, MANAGEMENT YOU MADE MY LIFE SO EASY I CAN NEVER REPAY YOU, Kami Thomas, Imani Givertz, and every single friend I made on or reconnected with on this tour.

With all that being said, I will be splitting this blog into two parts. I spent the first half of the tour not making taking photos for Doll Skin a primary focus and the last half of the tour that became an additional focus in addition to managing everything regarding the band's day to day routine. A lot of my favorite photos from this tour I took during the last half and I think there is a shift in my work in the second half. I'm choosing to do two seperate blogs for that reason.


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2016 VWT BLOG | PART II

Note: If you like any of the photos in this blog and wish to save and re-post them on social media or fan pages please give me proper credit and do not re-edit any image(s) you chose to re-post. If you would like higher resolution images for promotional or personal use or to purchase a print shoot me an email at nicole@nicolestephensphotography.com.


JUNE 20TH -  PRE-PRODUCTION DAY - POMONA, CA

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JUNE 21 - POMONA, CA

  RORY - DAYSEEKER

RORY - DAYSEEKER

 Garrett doing guest vocals for "Sleep In The Sea PT II"

Garrett doing guest vocals for "Sleep In The Sea PT II"

 Sydney, Alex, Nicole, Meghan - Doll Skin

Sydney, Alex, Nicole, Meghan - Doll Skin

  SYDNEY - DOLL SKIN

SYDNEY - DOLL SKIN

  PHINEHAS

PHINEHAS

JUNE 22 - SAN DIEGO, CA

  DOLL SKIN

DOLL SKIN

  DOLL SKIN

DOLL SKIN

  DOLL SKIN

DOLL SKIN

  ALL TIME LOW

ALL TIME LOW

  DAYSEEKER

DAYSEEKER

  DAYSEEKER

DAYSEEKER

  DAYSEEKER

DAYSEEKER

JUNE 23 - MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA

  HAIL THE SUN

HAIL THE SUN

  HAIL THE SUN

HAIL THE SUN

  DOLL SKIN

DOLL SKIN

JUNE 24 - VENTURA,  CA

  ISSUES

ISSUES

  ISSUES

ISSUES

  CHASE ATLANTIC

CHASE ATLANTIC

  SHARPTOOTH

SHARPTOOTH

  SHARPTOOTH

SHARPTOOTH

  SHARPTOOTH

SHARPTOOTH

  MOVEMENTS

MOVEMENTS

  DAYSEEKER

DAYSEEKER

  TYLER POSEY - PVMNTS

TYLER POSEY - PVMNTS

  TAKING BACK SUNDAY

TAKING BACK SUNDAY

  TAKING BACK SUNDAY

TAKING BACK SUNDAY

  TAKING BACK SUNDAY

TAKING BACK SUNDAY

  SUNSET IN VENTURA

SUNSET IN VENTURA

JUNE 28 - PHOENIX, AZ

  SYDNEY - DOLL SKIN

SYDNEY - DOLL SKIN

  DOLL SKIN

DOLL SKIN

  DOLL SKIN

DOLL SKIN

  ALEX - DOLL SKIN

ALEX - DOLL SKIN

  NICOLE - DOLL SKIN

NICOLE - DOLL SKIN

  THE WORD ALIVE

THE WORD ALIVE

  THE WORD ALIVE

THE WORD ALIVE

  THE WORD ALIVE

THE WORD ALIVE

JUNE 29 - LAS VEGAS, NV

  DOLL SKIN

DOLL SKIN

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 A photo of me in Vegas before I went to bed at 10 pm.

A photo of me in Vegas before I went to bed at 10 pm.

JUNE 30 - SALT LAKE CITY, UT

  CHASE ATLANTIC

CHASE ATLANTIC

  CHASE ATLANTIC

CHASE ATLANTIC

  EIDOLA

EIDOLA

  EIDOLA

EIDOLA

  DOLL SKIN

DOLL SKIN

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JULY 1 - DENVER, CO

  ISSUES

ISSUES

  ISSUES

ISSUES

  AS IT IS

AS IT IS

  AS IT IS

AS IT IS

  STATE CHAMPS

STATE CHAMPS

  STATE CHAMPS

STATE CHAMPS

  DAYSEEKER

DAYSEEKER

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  THE MAINE

THE MAINE

JULY 3 - MARYLAND HEIGHTS, MO

  HAIL THE SUN

HAIL THE SUN

  PHINEHAS

PHINEHAS

  STORY OF THE YEAR

STORY OF THE YEAR

  PICTURESQUE

PICTURESQUE

  PICTURESQUE

PICTURESQUE

JULY 4 - KANSAS CITY, KS

 My good friend Kami and I got festive on the fourth of July

My good friend Kami and I got festive on the fourth of July

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JULY 5 - BONNER SPRINGS, KS

  EVERY TIME I DIE

EVERY TIME I DIE

  PICTURESQUE

PICTURESQUE

  THE USED

THE USED

  THE USED

THE USED

  DOLL SKIN

DOLL SKIN

  PICTURESQUE

PICTURESQUE

JULY 6 - DALLAS, TX

  HAIL THE SUN

HAIL THE SUN

  HAIL THE SUN

HAIL THE SUN

  HAIL THE SUN

HAIL THE SUN

  WAGE WAR

WAGE WAR

  WAGE WAR

WAGE WAR

  IN HEARTS WAKE

IN HEARTS WAKE

  DAYSEEKER

DAYSEEKER

  DAYSEEKER

DAYSEEKER

  DOLL SKIN

DOLL SKIN

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  PHINEHAS

PHINEHAS

JULY 7 - SAN ANTONIO, TX

  DOLL SKIN

DOLL SKIN

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  KUBLAI KHAN

KUBLAI KHAN

  DAYSEEKER

DAYSEEKER

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JULY 8 - HOUSTON, TX

  DAYSEEKER

DAYSEEKER

  DOLL SKIN

DOLL SKIN

  DOLL SKIN

DOLL SKIN

  DOLL SKIN

DOLL SKIN

  DOLL SKIN

DOLL SKIN

  DOLL SKIN

DOLL SKIN

  DOLL SKIN

DOLL SKIN

  DOLL SKIN

DOLL SKIN

  HAIL THE SUN

HAIL THE SUN

  MOVEMENTS

MOVEMENTS

  MOVEMENTS

MOVEMENTS

  PICTURESQUE

PICTURESQUE

JULY 10 - NASHVILLE, TN

  CHASE ATLANTIC

CHASE ATLANTIC

  DOLL SKIN

DOLL SKIN

  DOLL SKIN

DOLL SKIN

  DOLL SKIN

DOLL SKIN

  DOLL SKIN

DOLL SKIN

  DAYSEEKER

DAYSEEKER

  JUAN PARDO DOING GUEST VOX FOR DAYSEEKER

JUAN PARDO DOING GUEST VOX FOR DAYSEEKER

  BROADSIDE

BROADSIDE

JULY 11 - OFF DAY - ASHEVILLE, NC

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JULY 12 - VIRGINIA BEACH, VA

  DOLL SKIN

DOLL SKIN

  DOLL SKIN

DOLL SKIN

  DOLL SKIN

DOLL SKIN

  DOLL SKIN

DOLL SKIN

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JULY 13 - CAMDEN, NJ

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  TONIGHT ALIVE

TONIGHT ALIVE

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  GRAYSCALE

GRAYSCALE

  GRAYSCALE

GRAYSCALE

  DOLL SKIN

DOLL SKIN

  DOLL SKIN

DOLL SKIN

  DOLL SKIN

DOLL SKIN

  DOLL SKIN

DOLL SKIN

  DOLL SKIN

DOLL SKIN

  YUNGBLUD

YUNGBLUD

  VARIALS

VARIALS

  JAR, NICOLE, AND MEGHAN

JAR, NICOLE, AND MEGHAN

JULY 14 - HOLMDEL, NJ

  DOLL SKIN

DOLL SKIN

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JULY 15 - HARTFORD, CT

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Stay tuned for part two!