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.
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.
Overall it was a great show and I can’t wait to get the chance to see him again.
I love time lapse photography and this is a little project I did using Austin as my subject.
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!
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.
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 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.
That’s it for now…off to bed