Recap

2018 Recap

What a year! Wow. That was awesome.

At the start of every year I create a recap video of our family’s adventures from the past year. It never ceases to amaze me just how much the kids change from videos that I’ve taken in January to the videos that I’ve taken in December. They’re like little Chia Pets. It’s just so fun.

Some fantastic guest appearances from my brothers, Johnny BH, Mikey Mike, my parents, Sara’s mom, and friends Katina, Nate, Merrill, and Eli.

If you’d like to view previous recaps you can find those at the links below:


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