It’s been a crazy last week. It always is. But usually I try and capture a couple of moments in between rushing from venue to venue to sleep to wake. This year for the first time, I came for the whole shebang. Interactive, Film, Music. It’s been really incredible seeing it all. My brain, ears, heart and feet have been fed time and time over. Here are a few that slipped into my camera this week. I hope they capture what a great city Austin is over this week in March (and most other times during the year, too).
6th Street as day turns to night.
Sun dappled afternoon delight. 6th Street.
Me at the start of this week. I’d post an “after” photo but if you just imagine a wad of melted cheese snuggling into a pillow and whimpering then that’s pretty much it.
One of my SXSW highlights was my pal Damo who used to be part of our whiz kid online team at triple j. Here for Interactive, we ended up hanging out a lot and having a great time. Also, the photobomb in this pic is all time.
I went to this strange but wonderful SXSW Film panel where Jason Schwartzman and Tunde Adepimbe talked about making a film together. They’re literally filming it now, in Austin. Mostly I was charmed by how gentle and polite and meandering and funny Schwartzman is. So yeah, I went up and said hey afterwards.
Pedicabs waiting for punters willing to pay, near Rainey St, Austin.
As well as SXSW Music and SXSW Interactive there’s SXSW Film, and although I only got along to one screening (PULP, which was wonderful) it was ace to see the creative life force filling screens and lines and happy punters over the whole Music/Interactive crossover.
My crew. Over the last week these folks have jumped in and out of each day in panels, films, gigs and taco’s. SXSW is quite a solitary experience at many times; to capture so much of it you often scoot around town on your own, for swiftness. But the best bits are bumping into pals and experiencing some of those glorious moments, together. It’s been an amazing week and I feel very lucky I get to do this. So thanks for reading and watching and listening. Hope I’ve dug up some gold for you this year. x