I stopped by the Black Sparrow Music Parlor in Taylor, TX a couple of weeks back for a bit of a live music fix. Life is busy at the moment so I didn’t have the time to check out the full lineup of bands that night. I did catch a set by Austin’s The Homewreckers. These guys are a rock n roll band with a distinct Rockabilly influence. It was the first time I’ve seen this group and I enjoyed their stuff.
As usual, I snapped a few shots with my trusty Fujifilm X100F. I’ve been working on a more minimalist approach to my photography and life in general. I travel with my minimal camera rig of the X100F and its conversion lenses. I’m taking photographs more deliberately and coming back with fewer images that I used to - hopefully better quality in a lesser quantity. That’s a good thing because it means less time in front of a computer back at home. It also means more time enjoying events without the distraction of the camera. Traditionally, you get 3 songs to shoot music acts at paid gigs. I’ve been trying to keep that same limitation even on my own time. Grab a few snaps, then put the camera in my bag and enjoy the rest of the show.
I’m back playing around with a cinematic crop on my black and white images. The crop is something I really like but I’m not sure it always works. I plan to devote more time to exploring it. While I’ve been doing more color work with live music, it’s still the black and white images that I love the most. I’m going with all monochrome here. Maybe I’ll just stick with that too in the long run. My blog, my rules, right? If you like the images below, check out a few more from the show on my gallery site.