Returning back to the Vox Media venue and the 3M booth, here’s Kimberly. Kimberly is from Dallas and came down to Austin for several days to work the SXSW events. From my experience, many of the people who work these are local to the area. It makes sense. I’m sure the out-of-town companies subcontract most of the “infrastructure” positions to local Austinites. It saves time and money.
I’m featuring just three SXSW portraits this year. Though I did make candids of characters in costume, which I’ll feature later. They were mostly on Rainey Street and part of a big Amazon Originals promotion. East 6th, also known as Dirty 6th is always an attraction at night. I like the color, not just of the buildings but of the people who partake in Austin’s most famous entertainment district.
I suppose it’s inevitable that I shoot less photos as the years progress. SXSW doesn’t change too much from year to year. Events start blending together and while Austin continues to grow, it’s not necessarily challenging to make pictures of the same things. Am I getting more selective or just losing interest? I’m not sure. I’ll have to see if there’s a growing trend, in subsequent years.
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