Well, this year I actually applied for media credentials in time for SXSW which meant it was justified to spend more than a day or two in Austin during the annual South by Southwest festival. SXSW has a film and interactive aspect that I really wanted to make it out to especially since I am trying to pursue more adventures in film and motion graphics, but my schedule only allowed me to take in the music portion, but that’s OK since the music portion is what SXSW is known for. It’s an insane, week-long, festival of all things music and is unlike any other music festival anywhere. SXSW is its own, self-absorbed, being, but it’s always a good time. I told myself I was going to knock out a really in depth photo essay or multimedia piece, but the week turned into more of a hangout as friend and fellow photojournalist Ariel Zambelich from San Francisco was in town covering the festival as well as former co-worker, Drew Anthony Smith via Baltimore. Spending time with these guys as well as the other people I was introduced to and met up with during the week quickly took precedent over hitting the streets solo and producing a full body of work. I wouldn’t have had it any other way. I got to see a lot of great music; some acts I hadn’t seen in forever and some new acts that I was exposed to for the first time. I actually captured a lot of video footage rather than stills, but I did manage some stills. The above image is of David Johansen aka Buster Poindexter during the New York Dolls reunion show at the Rachel Ray Showcase.