I've been taking photography jobs for my uni newspaper for the last few years. Every assignment has been last minute and a challenge for me. I believe I talked about snapping Sonic Boom three years ago, with no idea on camera settings for concert shooting. I had to google what my ISO etc should have been during breaks from the pit. Not to mention feeling a little insecure about my tools, my basic lens was in a sea of telephoto lenses and multiple cameras. Fast forward to this year - I'm still shooting with the same camera and a little more certainty. These images are actually a combination of shots from my Nikon and my blackberry. I snapped some images for a collaboration between I'll Call You Tomorrow and ANNMS. The two came together for a merch collab, and a takeover of ANNMS' usually minimalist space. I don't have too many images of the night because I was having fun (and snapchatting). All I can say is that the energy of the room was nice - in the middle of a chaotic finals season seeing other creative individuals and just vibing was a needed shift. I started the night knowing three people in the room, but left having at the very least said hello to ten. For me that's odd, I have many thoughts about the local scene, many thoughts about being social. I'm not going to share any of them here - what I will share is the fact that for the first time (I've been doing this since I was 15) change is in the air. You can peep more of the images shot, and read the interview with ICYT here.
In short the local creative scene has always made my heart ache in the best and worst ways. Change is in the air - evidence below.