Austin, Texas: It was a rainy night in April, just like today in NY. Another beautiful crazy funny musical evening. Generations have enjoyed Bob Schneider and Lonelyland at the Saxon Pub on Monday nights. :-) Shot 4/7/2014
This was one of my favorite family portraits I shot in 2014. That Thanksgiving snow made for some great holiday cards. Love, light and spontaneity = magic.
Going back to New York for Thanksgiving was so nurturing – being with family and friends in the natural beauty of the mountains for the first time in many months. It snowed too, a real treat after two winters in Austin, Texas. There is this great cycle to a snow storm; lots of chatter and excitement that it’s going to happen, preparations and changes in travel plans…and then being there all together as the quiet white settles in.
Austin based musician Hannah Williams wrote the song “Never Give Up” to benefit the Gwendolyn Strong Foundation which promotes awareness of the childhood disease Spinal Muscular Atrophy. Hannah is an amazing woman with a big heart. She jumped up and down dozens of times for this shot and got everyone around the production to donate time and energy. 100% of the proceeds of the song go to the foundation.
Avan Lava (“ah-VAHN lah-VAH”) is an engaging, fun band out of NYC. They have been to Austin twice since I’ve lived here – for SXSW and Stargayzer festivals. I spent a couple of days seeing music with them. Their knowledge and enthusiasm about the other acts made for a great time. p.s. I love photographing people who like each other.