Breakaway Music Festival

Breakaway is the fastest growing multi-city music festival with events in the mid west including Ohio, Michigan, and The Carolinas. Artist include: Chainsmokers, illenium, Martin Garrix, G-Easy, Big Wild, Sway Lee, Kygo, Two Friends, Gryffin, and many more.


The road that led up to me photographing and creating content for Breakaway Music Festival is actually a big part of my origin story. It was a warm winter in michigan, and a new skate park had just opened in Grand Rapids. Nothing else was going on that day, so I decided to take a stroll downtown and grab some photos. While I was there, a interesting guy was dancing on a stage with Clorox bleach socks, a top hat, and some crazy attire. Grabbed some photos and video and didn’t think much about it after. Fast forward a few months, and a company I was working with seen the video. They wanted permission to use his liking in one of their videos. So I put a search out on Facebook asking all of my friends. Come to find out, he is a professor at Central Michigan University, and goes by Professor Bird. We get in touch and hit it off immediately! Come to find out, he dances all around the country with some of the biggest names in the music business. He has been on stage with Shaq, Lil Wayne, Waka Flaka, and many more. To keep this from dragging on, he put in a good word for me with the runners of Breakaway. 1,000 miles later I’m on stage in front of thousands of people taking photos and video.