Alli Bee leading class, floating on Lake Travis. Austin, TX.
Making photographs of roughly two dozen people stretching on a tight-spaced boat floating on a lake is brimming with challenge. Luckily, I love a good challenge! Alli invited me to come photograph one of her Boats and Yoga events a few weeks ago. It was such a blast and we stretched well into the night followed by a swim under the full moon. We stretched, we laughed, we shared, we bonded. I am super thankful for all of the amazing experiences and people yoga has brought into my life and this event was one for the books. Alli leads some great classes and this one was out-of-the-box enough for me to have a very unique experience stretching and making photos. Big ups to Alli and Black Swan Yoga for this incredible event!
Frontage recently played their last show at the Paper Tiger in San Antonio. Sad see them go, waiting for the reunion already. The feels were heavy however the show was a fucking blast. I had the pleasure of meeting Vince a few years ago during one of our Street Keepers photowalks and was introduced to the rest of the band shortly thereafter. I fell in love with the sound immediately and have been giving their records heavy rotation ever since. You may also remember the video interview we shot back in 2015 during the release of Disillusioned. All in all, it's been a fun ride with these dudes and I can't wait to see them play again because the call of the siren that is creating music always returns. Cheers to a badass show and catching up with some of my friends during this short visit to SA. Love you all!
DJ E.A.S.E. aka Nightmares On Wax turning Mohawk into one big boogie night. Austin, TX
Living in the Live Music Capital in the world, you can always trust that the most amazing musicians will eventually grace a stage (or several) somewhere nearby during your tenure as an Austin resident. Some of my favorite shows are the more obscure and lesser known music acts that I've been fans of for years. My buddy (and also talented producer) Adolph introduced me to a ton of new music outside of my wheelhouse back when we first met in the early 2000's. Adolph always put me on game to some of my now favorite electronic musicians and producers including Nightmares On Wax. So I was so stoked when the fine people at Mohawk put me on to make some photographs of this sold out show.
There's no way my images captured the energy this guy brought. You really just had to be there.
Working as a creative can be quite unpredictable. Especially in photographing a concert--you never really know what your're gonna get as far as crowds, lighting, and positioning. Mohawk is a fun venue and can also be a tricky place to shoot. Yet, I love how many different levels you can walk around and shoot from--always better to have options. Thankfully this night I was able to push my gear a bit as well and get some decent images in the low light (maybe it's finally time for a camera & lens upgrade). To top off more unpredictability, my memory card failed after this show and I thought this night and a few other shows were goners. Thankfully, a few months later, I was able to get them off of the card and into Lightroom.
Hope you dig and if you were there, then I'm happy we can talk about how dope this set was should we ever cross paths.
Strange Music's very own Murspaid us a visit once again in Austin recently, this time with battle rap legend Locksmith. Been a good minute since I've been to a late show and a good reminder of how much the die-hards support the people they love. The energy was solid and after Locksmith gave a solid performance (a majority of his performance being made from the within the crowd), Murs hit the stage with some new jams and some classics from his own catalog of solo records, Living Legends track, and some bangers with 9th Wonder. Seeing "LA" in person always brings a smile to my face, so word to Murs for coming through and blessing us once again.