When I started to travel more a few years ago, I got into the habit of imagining myself in the spaces I would soon encounter – a process that always clashed with the experience itself. The mountains seemed smaller, the color less vibrant, the noise too distracting. In a world where we can easily pre-see anywhere we wish to go ourselves, travel boils down to coming to terms with places we already know. Rather than focus on taking photos of these […]
I spent a week SXSW in 2011 photographing a small fraction of the thousands of “unofficial” concerts that come to Austin, Texas, each spring. The following is a collection of offstage attractions, portraying the people and the unplanned spectacles that characterize this festival.