Hard to believe it's already been two weeks since I was in Austin, TX for the SXSW music festival. The stellar music, killer photo opps, long hauls carrying heavy photo gear, and epic good times feel like it was just yesterday. I guess that is in part due to the extensive hours spent in front of a computer editing days and weeks after the fact. The images and memories continue to be a big part of my living experience long after the bands have gone home, floors swept, and beer cans recycled. However, this quality of a single image's ability to "sustain the moment" in time and space is one of the many reasons I love photography so much.
There was a long list of bands I documented throughout the week of the festival, mostly within the context of Daytrotter recording sessions which took place at Good Danny's. This is the second year I've photographed the Daytrotter sessions and love being exposed to the wide range of up 'n coming talent and seasoned professionals alike - from new kid on the block, Jake Bugg, to the 60's sensations, The Zombies - it was an awesome week of good music.
Jake Bugg... only 19 years old and channeling some serious old soul/Bob Dylan-esque sounds. Wow.
Chris Senseney of Big Harp. What a voice! What a song writer!
The playfully feisty and fun folks of Paloma Faith: Nim Miller, Dom Pipkin & Baby Sol.
Ben Usen of PAPA
Ben Lear of PAPA
A very sweetly exhausted, Darren Weiss, of PAPA
Rod Argent & Colin Blunstone of The Zombies. Their recording session gave everyone in the room goosebumps!
Meechy Darko of Flatbush Zombies
Josh Ritter & Zachariah Hickman
Roxy Radulescu of Hi Ho Silver Oh
Max Roseglass of Dirty Fences