SXSW 2017 started yesterday. It was also my birthday and I decided to take the day off and have some photographic fun. Lunch at Hopdoddy’s with a fellow photographer and Olympus shooter, Warren, and then an hour or so at Precision Camera. Mid-afternoon, I headed downtown for the SXSW festivities.
On 6th Street, National Geographic and Vox Media took over a bar and created their “Nat Geo Further Base Camp”. It’s an elaborate setup with a stage for live Podcasts, augmented reality demos and a free bar. I mixed in some photography for the perfect birthday fun. I was there for a couple of hours, shooting, talking and drinking. Later at night, I met the Olympus folks who are in town for a big Olympus Drink and Click event happening today.
I’m starting a mini-series of casual SXSW Portraits, shot in black and white. First up, Isabella, who I met at the Base Camp, with a nice smile and texture hat. Shot with the Olympus PEN-F with the built-in “Mono Profile 2” and the Panasonic Leica 25mm f1.4 lens.
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