Every year since having kids, I go through two major mood swings when SXSW rolls around: intense anger at all the tourists in town buggering up the traffic and insane jealousy at everyone who can actually take time off from their busy lives to go enjoy all the music.
This year, I actually managed to escape the house long enough to experience some of the fest. I had to be a little picky with my choice of concert since this was my only chance to get out. Let me tell you, I was glad with my decision! I was even more glad that I had the foresight to bring along my camera.
Like most music venues, the lighting at Radio was tricky. I ended up shooting at an insanely high ISO (see 6400+), which in turn gave me quite a bit of noise. After a few frustrating minutes of trying to figure out what to do that, I decided to embrace the noise and go for a faux film effect.
Dana Louise (w/ guest, Grace Park) -
The Migrant -
The Deer -