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Music Fans, SXSW 2022 - Austin, Texas

Music Fans, SXSW 2022 – Austin, Texas

Concert photography can be entertaining. But I prefer the reaction of an audience. Especially when captured with a candid feel of a street photograph. In typical Austin venues, it’s too dark to see the crowd. Not so at the Ibble event during SXSW.

Yesterday, I featured performance photos from Tim Montana and One Horseshoe. Isn’t it more interesting watching the crowd? They are so engrossed with the performance they’re oblivious to my photography. Even though I was using my hefty Fuji GFX 50S II. This, to me, is the holy grail of street photography. When the subject is completely unaware. There is timing and much luck too. I made multiple exposures, looking for the best expressions. Sometimes it works out.

There are four individuals capturing video with their smartphones. A generation ago, people would’ve been confused about these handheld devices. I wonder, in another decade, will concerts be recorded with AR (augmented reality) glasses? Future generations will look upon this picture with nostalgia and remark on the primitive devices used in 2022.

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