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Austin Bold Photography - First half of the 2019

Game time at the Circuit of the Americas

Game time at the Circuit of the Americas

This has been a truly exciting spring (thus the lack of posts)! My photography has gone from a weekly exercise to often multiple times a week. And, as a result, my wife has gotten more-and-more frustrated by the number of nights that I spend away from the house :).

Marital problems aside (we’re fine, I think) it’s simultaneously super exciting, anxiety-inducing, and overwhelming balancing everything on top of everything else.

One of my favorite gigs has been partnering with the great folks at the Austin Bold, Austin’s first professional soccer team. The team competes in the USL Championship league. Though it’s technically “under” the MLS in the US professional soccer hierarchy, the soccer being played is ridiculously good. These dudes are no joke and they come from all around the world to play in this wild, fast, super technical league. I am in no way hawking The Bold just because I’ve been working with them, they’re friggin’ fun and the games are a blast.

In no particular order I’m posting some of my favorite images from this first half of the season. I also want to give a huge shout out to the team and players for being so kind to and generous with me, an unknown photographer dude that just started taking pictures and then kept taking pictures :). Here’s to an amazing second half of the year!

Isaac Promise is friggin’ fast!

Isaac Promise is friggin’ fast!

Isaac and Sean McFarlane Jr. rocking per usual

Isaac and Sean McFarlane Jr. rocking per usual

Xavi Baez’s hair is always perfect and the dude is smooth as silk in midfield

Xavi Baez’s hair is always perfect and the dude is smooth as silk in midfield

The stadium is beautiful with awesome views of the farm land around it. Andm there’s tons of space for fans to chill and eat delicious fried food.

The stadium is beautiful with awesome views of the farm land around it. Andm there’s tons of space for fans to chill and eat delicious fried food.

…and there’s tons of space for fans to scream and wave noisemakers

…and there’s tons of space for fans to scream and wave noisemakers

Marcelo with that 10 star smile

Marcelo with that 10 star smile

Jorge Troncoso putting in a shift

Jorge Troncoso putting in a shift

Rainy night at the Circuit of the Americas

Rainy night at the Circuit of the Americas

Sean McFarlane Jr. getting a quick rest

Sean McFarlane Jr. getting a quick rest

Sean turning, and sprinting, and winning

Sean turning, and sprinting, and winning

André Lima lifting and Josué Soto getting lifted

André Lima lifting and Josué Soto getting lifted

Francis Atuahene with an insanely awesome strike into the top corner

Francis Atuahene with an insanely awesome strike into the top corner

Francis at your service

Francis at your service

Sonny Guadarrama with a million dollar smile

Sonny Guadarrama with a million dollar smile

Ryan Thompson and his awesome family!

Ryan Thompson and his awesome family!

Sean staying hydrated

Sean staying hydrated

Josué pre-match

Josué pre-match

The awesome Diego Restrepo basking in the sunset

The awesome Diego Restrepo basking in the sunset

This little girl was a rockstar!

This little girl was a rockstar!

André with another interesting celebration

André with another interesting celebration

<3

<3

Xavi, Isaac, and André post goal

Xavi, Isaac, and André post goal

Another gorgeous night at COTA

Another gorgeous night at COTA

All for one, one for all

All for one, one for all

Blushing Band Album Release - Cheer Up Charlie's

Blushing Band - Cheer Up Charlie's

I’m very much in love with Cheer Up Charlie’s in downtown Austin. It’s one of the very few Austin clubs that I will stay up way past my bedtime to visit. It’s an exceptionally unique place with a unique mission to serve and represent Austin’s LGBTQIA community. Week-after-week, and month-after-month the club creates a welcoming environment for all types, sizes, and orientations.

Big City Bright Lights

I was invited to come and shoot Blushing’s album release party by the wonderful Trish who founded The Nothing Song, an awesome Austin-based record label. Blushing Band was fantastic, they rocked Cheer Up Charlie’s rock walls, and their personalities were just delightful the whole show :)

One of the things that I’m learning as I edit more-and-more of my pictures from these shows is that I’m not great at photographing action shots of musicians. It’s not that it’s not impressive to me, simply that I really enjoy showing the personality of the place and people at the events. As you’ll see below, there are quite a few rocking shots, but I’m more interested in showing how the colors play off the performers, the attendees, and the venue.

I hope that you enjoy! And, go and check out Blushing’s shows if you have a chance!

Mirror Ball Austin - Cheer Up Charlie's
Blushing Band - Austin - Cheer Up Charlie's
Blushing Band - Austin
Cheer Up Charllie's Lights
No Cover - Cheer Up Charlie's