Category Archives: Dance Party

Double Exposures with Seth and Pete II

Here is the second installment of our “People and Places” project. This time Seth was on places duty while I made pictures of people. I hope you enjoy them as much as we enjoy putting the whole thing together.

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Halloween Parade, Downtown Las Vegas, 2012

Halloween just about anywhere is pretty fun in my opinion. And of course, Las Vegas does it their own special way just like everything else about this town. These are a selection of images from the parade held on the special night of the 31st. Thanks for looking.

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Blurred Out

I did a series like this in college, and I’ve been wanting to play around with completely blurring the image and doing something similar again.  This is a small sample of what is to come.

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Bob Log III plays the Mohawk, Austin, Texas

The Mohawk books great bands. Or, at least I think so. Last night was no different in that I got to see a show that I’ve been wanting to see for a long time, Bob Log III. It was a great show – tons of energy, packed with people and friends to share it with. I wish that I would have been just a little closer to the stage, but since I’m 6’4, I don’t like to block people behind me. So here are a few shots from Bob Log III playing the Mohawk.

This is actually one of the opening bands. Mr. Free and the Satellite Freakout.

This is Bob Log III starting the show by walking through the crowd. He’s saying hello to my friends Dave and Katie.

The man himself.

Here is a heavy-duty inflatable boat / raft that people were tossing around. I thought it might take down some of the overhead lighting. Security was not impressed.

Overall it was a great show and I can’t wait to get the chance to see him again.

Austin Time Lapse

I love time lapse photography and this is a little project I did using Austin as my subject.

We Are Hex at Elysium, SXSW 2011

I had the pleasure of shooting We Are Hex last night at Elysium in Austin for SXSW 2011. It was a short show so not a ton of images, but I think that these turned out well.

Fat Tuesday, Austin Style

Austinites really know how to party. I went downtown to Sixth street last night to document the happenings of Fat Tuesday. People packed the street and loud rhythmic drum beats and music came out of the front doors and open windows of the many bars and restaurants lining the thoroughfare. Police stood guard and watched as the mass of people moved from place to place stopping to trade beads for quick glimpses of some women showing their chests for the shiny reward. Bright lights, the aroma’s of food vendors on the street and the smell of alcohol permeated the air as people continued to celebrate into the early morning hours. These images are from about midnight until 1:45am.

Hopefully it won’t take me as long to update this in the future!

Halloweiners

This past weekend was pretty swell. It included serving enchilada’s while wearing a fake mustache at work, and being able to photograph the madness of downtown Austin, Texas during Halloween – which I soon found out is one of the most beloved holidays in the capital city.

My camera that I normally shoot with is in the shop for repair, so I’ve been shooting with my first DSLR. This baby still rocks it, just on a much slower pace. I actually kind of enjoyed shooting with it as it made me less reliant on the computer part of the camera and made me get back to focusing on making the best images that I could. I’ve always been under the school of thought that it isn’t what camera you have, but rather what you can do with what you’ve got.

So here are some of my favorite images from the night that people let it all hang out. Literally.

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Exploring new territories

So I’ve been in Austin for almost three weeks now, and am starting to feel like this is my home. I’m getting pretty familiar with the areas that I visit most frequently, but there are spots that I just want to explore more. For some reason, I’ve always had this inclination to photograph things that are not the beautiful scenery that many people like to look at. I like to look at the things that have a story behind them; the places that most would call ugly. Why do these places now look the way they do? It’s not the sunset, the beach or a lighthouse. It’s a run-down old structure that many people have come in and out of that has made this place the way that it is today. Not all of my shooting and exploring took me to these places, but certainly the majority did.

Here are a few images from my explorations from today.

This I thought was nice because the two girls are taking pictures of each other in front of a building that says “6th St. Cool Store.”

I was told that this place, Rabbits, has some of the best Mexican dance party’s in Austin. I want to find out terribly.

This is a row of homes all painted incredibly bright colors. The homes themselves are very small, and I’d like to photograph them from the front. There just isn’t much room without a very wide-angle lens.

The “That’s What She Said! Mart”

These next two images are from the same address. I don’t know if the place was abandoned during construction or if it’s still being built. It looked abandoned to me.

That’s it for now…off to bed