With my schedule filling up with more work, I’ve had to cut back on how many of these events I can attend. But, I’m so glad that I came out to Beachland on Saturday night. I tend to hang out in the margins when I shoot, but I decided to try to reach out and everyone was fantastic. It was nice to finally feel like I was a part of an event rather than just shooting it
Aaaaaaaaaannnnnnd I’m back!
I’ve got a newly repaired computer, functional internet, and my work schedule has a temporary lull. That is just in time to post photos from a recent event at the Cleveland Museum of art. There was live music, drinks, pumpkin carving, and plenty of art I could talk about with my friends so I could prove that three semesters of art history class weren’t a waste. The best part is that it’s a monthly event, and November’s centers around a fashion show! I can’t wait to go back again.
I was in a bit of a funk yesterday, but I can think of nothing better to snap me out of it than heading up to Cleveland for The Gay Games. It’s exactly what it sounds like, a sort of Olympics for the LGBT culture, and it was amazing. I didn’t get to see any of the actual sports, but I got to go to the after-party/festival event. I probably wandered off to shoot too much though. Everytime I met back up with my wife and our friend, Megan, kept telling me how everyone thought that they were a couple. But, come on, where else can you Golden Girl shirts, a light-up stilt girl, graffiti for a good cause, rainbow EVERYTHING, and some of the nicest people around?
Paisley, Ian, and I concluded our Helltown expedition at Scribbles, our favorite coffee shop. While we were there, we got to listen to a cool, local folk group called The Traveling Cats. Since I already had my camera anyway, there was no reason not to shoot. They’ve got a solid sound, so go check them out on Facebook.
Remember a while back when I shot the photos for that Hip-Hop show? Well, the promoters were so impressed with my photos that they hired me on for their Alt-Rock show. I was a bit more limited than last time, but I still had a blast. I can’t wait to do more work with these guys.
If you don’t already, make it a point to support your local artists. Yeah, it can be hit-and-miss on occasion, but sometimes you find some truly awesome bands. The 40’s and Welshly opened and closed the night, respectively, and both had pretty solid showings. However; my favorite band of the night was easily Forest & the Evergreens. The music had a fun Ska vibe that I dig, and were really just a nice group of guys. Do your ears a favor, and go check out their Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/forestandtheevergreens.
Do you have a favorite indie band? Why not give them a shout-out in the comments below?
I am so excited that I got a message about shooting Rock the Runway, the fashion show for the design majors at the University. The early 90s hip-hop theme was amazing, and I had a lot of fun with it.
I almost didn’t go for a couple of different reasons, but I’m glad that I stayed. I got to hang out with some of my friends who are still in school, and even made a new one by sharing some photo tricks.