Ok, so I have to admit, I have never listened to Future of Forestry before we went to their Advent Tour, but man was I blown away! Josh and I ended up at the Future of Forestry Advent Tour in Castle Rock because Josh's close friend, Andy, was playing guitar for this tour. I sometimes get bored during long shows like these so I asked Andy if it'd be alright if I took a few pictures, he said it'd be fine so once they came on, I went to town. But to be honest, I put my camera down for the second half of the show because it was just so amazing.
I love the mission that these guys have about spreading the gospel and spreading the joy that we should experience on Christmas. Not a joy in family or gifts but a joy in Christ. A joy that satisfies while presents and family seem to eventually leave you completely or slightly disappointed.
Their music was just so beautiful, epic, and truly uplifting. I highly suggest checking them out, which you can do here. And if you ever get a chance to see their Advent Tour, do it. It will blow you away.
Here are a few pictures I took from the back of the audience, as I was not the "official" photographer for this event.
Here is Andy playing. If you by chance really like instrumental music you should check out his personal project Lowercase Noises. It is really really good stuff! I'm totally in love with the new album Passage. What can I say I'm a sucker for good non-country banjo.
Loved getting a little creative with the light stand they had up.
The crispness of this photo just makes me SO happy! I love my 85mm lens!
During this concert I got so exciting about getting behind the camera again. (I say that like its been awhile, but compared to the summer it has.) It was one of the few times where no one told me a photo I needed to get, nor did I have any agenda of getting some particular shot to put on my blog later. It was one of the times I've had with my camera to just take photos, that's it. It was really beautiful moment, and one I think I need to do more often; go out and shoot, for the sake of it, not to capture anything in particular, just get behind the lens. I am sure this winter will allow for a lot of it.