This was my first South by Southwest experience. I was fortunate enough to shoot for my long time friends over at the Austin Convention and Visitor’s Bureau. Wow, what a fun and exhausting time. I’ll spare you what would undoubtedly be a very poorly written narrative and just stick with what I know, photos. So, here are a few standouts from my 4 days at SXSW:
An Horse, or to be more precise Kate Cooper’s feet, at Friends Bar. The lighting in the venue was crap so I was trying to be a little creative. Plus, I have a thing about shooting feet, pedals, and/or set lists.
Tori Amos at La Zona Rosa…swoon. We were only allowed to shoot one song and the photo pit was jam packed, no pressure. I felt a little bad about leaning all over the photographer in front of me to get this shot, but what are you gonna do.
Shiny Toy Guns, SXSW Live on Direct TV. Did you see me?
Echo and the Bunnymen, SXSW Live on Direct TV. Amazing how music can transport you back in time. I was flooded with memories from my teen years.
Silversun Pickups at Antone’s. The place was packed. I tried to fight my way up to the front but I’m not a very pushy person so it was a loosing battle. Instead I sweet talked my way up to the production balcony:
Chris Guanlao, the drummer for Silversun Pickups, is INSANE (in a completely fantastic way). He reminded my of Animal from Sesame Street.
Great job to all the behind the scenes stage, sound and lighting crews!
Stubbs, my favorite venue at SXSW:
Completely random shot while walking waiting at a stoplight in the South Congress area:
I still have a bit of editing to get through, but sometime in the next week I’ll post some more shots on my Photo Shelter Archive.