The weather was iffy on Saturday. Bands of heavy rain swirled between San Antonio and Austin. The Four X Five Photo Fest was scheduled in San Antonio, but I had some doubts. The bad weather was a good excuse. The nearly 180 mile round trip was another. Laziness also played a part. But, after analyzing the radar patterns, I calculated that we would miss most of the heaviest rains. I decided to attend the Photo Fest with my friend, Sadu. I’m glad we did.
From the website description, the Four X Five Photo Fest seemed different from the other photo events that I’ve attended, and I was right. There were talks and vendors, but unlike the usual. There was a “vibe” that was atypical, and I liked it. The place was not dominated by gear nerds. Rather, it seemed to be a collection of people interested in photography.
There was also more attendee diversity. It wasn’t just men, which tend to dominate the photography events. The organizers also found a cozy industrial space which had an artistic feel. You can probably tell, I had a great time and so did Sadu.
Over the next series of posts, I’ll feature candids and portraits that I shot at the Photo Fest. I attended the lectures and visited the booths, of course. But, as usual, I had the most fun shooting pictures.
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