Some of my favorite events to photograph are the Hot Rod and Bike Nights on Beale Street. Especially the first events once the weather gets warmer. Since this takes place on Beale Street not only are there tons of cars to look at but people watching is also at a premium. Here are a few photos from last night’s event.
Light quality is perhaps the most underrated aspect of photography. Here I definitely found it. Also underrated is our own Beale Street. I know a lot of locals like me write off Beale as an annoying tourist destination. It might be that sure but you can't beat the people watching. Good people watching = great photos.
I always miss the Pride Parade on Beale Street every year due to work but this year I was off so I went down and did the Slow Memphis thing.
What a wonderful event. So much joy and positivity in the parade and I was surprised about the number of corporations and churches that support the LGBT community here in Memphis. The parade was also much bigger than I expected. According to my GoPro it lasted right at 30 minutes. Which means over an hour of Slow Memphis footage!
It's rare that I ever go down to Beale Street. But with Elvis week wrapping up I wanted to go down and shoot some photos. Also I did a little video for my Slow Memphis YouTube channel. With all the people watching and a protest downtown here are some of my favorites from yesterday.
Had the privilege to photograph the annual Blues Music Awards this year. Of all the photos I took these of Cedric Burnside are easily my favorite.