I went downtown tonight to catch some friends in the act of making music. It’s Fat Tuesday and St. Louis is a big-time Mardi Gras town so I expected mass craziness but was a bit let down. Actually, I wasn’t. I have little patience for hordes of drunken revelers, even if they do make for great photos. Plus it’s a lot easier to park and get a beer at the bar.
Anyway, my buddy Big Mike Aguirre was playing a show at the venerable BB’s Jazz, Blues & Soups so I hung out for a bit of his set before snapping some shots. I left feeling a bit dejected, thinking I hadn’t gotten anything great and that I was going to be forced to post a crap photo for today’s Project365 pic. I was pleasantly surprised when I got home and found this gem! I’m really digging the use of negative space in my shots lately. Hope you are too.
As some of you may know, I write CD and concert reviews (and shoot) for a local e-zine. My review of 2010′s greatest record thus far is up at PlaybackSTL.com. It’s Backyard Tire Fire’s new release and it is fantastic. You can, and should, hear it for yourself here. These guys are coming through town soon and I’m looking forward to covering their show.
And lastly, I’m really looking forward to the rest of this week. I have a shoot for my Offstage project tomorrow (more on that project later) and Thursday night is chock full of amazing music all over town. Should be some killer photos on Friday!