Humans of SXSW

 The Wolf Man's brother

The Wolf Man's brother

I had the good fortune of being an official SXSW photographer earlier this year, and I was struck by the fantastic number of awesome people that attended the event. I know that's silly to say. It's a major international event drawing hundreds of thousands of folks from all over the world, but, seeing the people and styles on display was a thing of beauty and it gave me a fair-bit of hope and excitement for our future.

  DJ Top Spin AKA Blendiana Jones  (my favorite DJ name)

DJ Top Spin AKA Blendiana Jones (my favorite DJ name)

 Right on the nose

Right on the nose

I have been finding myself on the wrong side of crotchety lately mostly due to the state of American politics and the cowardice and the lack of humanity on display by politicians and those seeking to influence politics through big-money donations.

Seeing the next generation of kids and young adults of all races, genders, interests, and musical tastes co-mingling and making beautiful things made me feel like there's hope in our shared future.

Their energy, their humanity, their desire to improve on the world that's been thrust at them is palpable.

Though my primary task for SXSW was photographing various commercial events, I was drawn to capturing the people at these events and the people as I was moving between venues.

Where I was able to remember folks I have their info linked below their picture... Mostly though, it was a blur. 

 Temporary airbrush tattoos being applied at the Fox Sports Bar

Temporary airbrush tattoos being applied at the Fox Sports Bar

 URB-E product innovator crushing it on his URB-E electric scooter

URB-E product innovator crushing it on his URB-E electric scooter

  The Groovy 1  and  It's Jose Will  making money moves

The Groovy 1 and It's Jose Will making money moves

 I know it's a bit out of focus but I love all the action in the background and I love the slight blur on these folks

I know it's a bit out of focus but I love all the action in the background and I love the slight blur on these folks

 This is the  wonderful trombonist , Denzel Mendoza, for Haley Heynderickx

This is the wonderful trombonist, Denzel Mendoza, for Haley Heynderickx

 So much attitude

So much attitude

 Photoshoots can happen anywhere

Photoshoots can happen anywhere

 I love him so much

I love him so much

 That skyline

That skyline

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 Three of the amazing things that you see at SXSW

Three of the amazing things that you see at SXSW

 Interrupting a photoshoot

Interrupting a photoshoot

 The world's a stage.  Freetown Multimedia  and  Real Dirty Blonde

The world's a stage. Freetown Multimedia and Real Dirty Blonde