Here’s our new Mayor, just elected in May, seated at the entrance to City Hall. Constructed quickly as one of a series of portraits, it’s basic Rule of Thirds, (face at one of the power points), run a diagonal (the bench he’s seated on) at the camera, and try to get him to light up, which he readily did. Bang. Cover shot for a mailer.
I love this shot because she looks like she’s channeling from the Heavens straight to everyone’s heart. And she is. Dolly Parton deserves every good thing that happens to and for her. She’s a lovely human being.
We opened our 35th Season with a taping of Willie and the Wheel (Willie Nelson and Asleep At The Wheel for those who don’t know, or care). Willie just turned 76, but you’d never know it. He just keeps getting better, at least on stage…
Here’s a little unpublished gem. I don’t believe this shot has been seen, as of yet. There have been movies made about their story, but the real deal was lots of fun to watch. They were a royalty of sorts. You could tell they really loved each other. Here, they were at the top of their game.
I’m finally getting the chance to have a book of my Austin City Limits images published. Not a text illustrated by photos, like in the past, but a photo book. I’ve already picked the shots; now we’re writing captions and generating minimal text that will include performers’ comments. I’m really jazzed about it. It’s going to have lots of shots that would never get used as publicity photos, like this one… I’ll be putting up lots of music shots in the immediate future. My research has churned up lots of unseen treasures…. Hope you enjoy. I love this shot.