The Mynabirds tour diary × Midwest Summer

2012 was the most incomparable year of my life for many reasons, and one of the best & most unexpected reasons was having the opportunity to not do one tour, but two tours with The Mynabirds. The following days captured were spent in the Midwest, catching moments and locations that each day brought. The photographs below are my personal favorite memories shared through 35mm film, instant film, and digital.

 7th Street Entry // Minneapolis, MN

band wall // fp-100c film
supporting band // Sean Bones
distant rainstorm on the drive to Iowa
35mm Laura // Des Moines, IA

Vaudeville Mews
35mm // soundcheck 
green room graffiti
Chicago, Il
State Street // Chicago
interview & live set for Red Eye Chicago
View from the top of the Chicago Tribune // 35mm
35mm film
 Lake Michigan at sunset
Schubas // Chicago, Il
Laura & Rebecca singing in the crowd //
The Majestic Theatre - Detroit, MI
Garden Bowl // Detroit, Michigan
Me, Laura, Rebecca
The Mynabirds vs. Sean Bones
Laura & I // exploring on a hot Ohio day
Beachland Ballroom // Cleveland, Ohio
Nylon Magazine feature on the tour sharing a story and photos of mine chosen, click below to view.
The obsession inside of me for the road and the beauty of this world, it's people, and their dreams is a measureless yearning on my heart, heavy with anxiousness and purpose. I'm impatient to see what 2013 holds

two video diaries I put together (watch in hd)

Tour diary #1 of The Mynabirds summer tour featuring shows in De Moines, Chicago, & Detroit
Filmed during the June 2012 US tour in support of their album "GENERALS".
Featuring the song "Body of Work"

Tour diary #2 of The Mynabirds summer tour, featuring shows in Detroit, Minneapolis, & Cleveland.
Filmed during the June 2012 US tour in support of their album "GENERALS".
Featuring the songs "Generals" & "What We Gained in the Fire" (album + live version)


PS- the diary for the second Canadian & U.S. west coast tour will be shared at the beginning of February


  1. your life is inspiring

  2. These images are GORGEOUS. And most are surprisingly CRYSTAL CLEAR, considering they were shot with film (if I am correct). My goodness you are a very fantastic photographer.

  3. Oh Katherine, these are so dreamy and youthful! I love how you capture everything in its purest moment.

    Hope you don't mind me asking, for images 4, 5, 6, and seven did you use a pyramid filter on your digital slr? x

  4. I was so happy to see your name in the Saddle Creek newsletter today! Oddly enough, I saw them the two times they were here this past summer, but you weren't here for the Lawrence/Columbia bit, it would have been so neat to see you, lady. I venture to guess that you're doing well, I asked Aren about you the other day, he was in town for a blink. Hope you're doing well, these photographs are amazing! But you know that!

    lovelove, amanda

  5. Amanda! It's been such a long time! I miss Missouri so very much but may venture that way in the summer (KC & Columbia). Thank you for still being so supportive + kind, I wish you the best. xx

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