To know ahead of time what you’re looking for means you’re then only photographing your own preconceptions, which is very limiting, and often false…….Dorothea Lange
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Ok, gotta admit it, getting harder to think of what to say that is not going to be boring or repetitive. I am headed out this weekend to spend a weekend in Austin-The Live Music Capital of the World…so they say. There is definitely a lot of music there.
I am going to see and shoot one of my favorite live show bands. Roxy Roca. They are playing two shows back to back with legendary Blues Artist Bobby Rush. I have a feeling it is going to be two one of a kind shows…which is why I want to shoot it. And my friend Michael Hayes, who has been traveling with them all summer….this is his last set of shows with Roxy Roca before heading back to Hazy Ray. So I want to make sure I get some good shots of the whole thing.
Roxy Roca, like Hazy Ray and so many other bands I have shot…well they know what makes a GREAT show and the do it…time after time. They mingle with their fans. Again, I think that is why I really like the small and mid level bands. They are, in my opinion, true artists. They are definitely not making the big bucks AND yet they keep striving away at it…kind of like me and this campaign.
I have hit 30,000 in my reach on Facebook for the backstory of this campaign. Yes, the boosted post is helping but even the YouTube is up and over 2K and headed for 3k…so I am really impressed with the almost organic spread of this….
Course none of it matters if I can’t find the contact to get in the door…to sit down and talk with your team. No matter how amazing I think…or even the fans, supporters I have garnered along the way think it is a wonderful idea…well it isn’t going to happen…unless I get in the door and am able to have the sit down.
The entertainment lawyer is still sending out inquiries but apparently there is a magic key or door and we are not finding it. Local Media thought it was a great story but the others…eh not so much. So I am going to continue to pursue this to the end. ASK and ACT as if this is a done deal but I am finally allowing the door to open to other ways for me to continue to use all of my talents in the industry I know is my home..and that is music.