i know i just talked about the new instagram layout, but i spent last week as the guest poster for the ASMP austin/san antonio chapter account so i’m talking about instagram again. this was the first time i was a guest poster so that was a thrill! i did my usual post of autosides every couple of days and threw in some images that are representative of what i shoot for clients and what i shoot as an austinite going about my daily life. it was fun! big thanks to josh huskin, the social media chair of the chapter, for setting up the opportunity!
on the day we celebrate love, i’ll tell you a tale of likes (on instagram).
we have lots of little lizards around the (outside of the) house in the warmer months in austin. they really like to hang out on my frosted bedroom window–to my total delight. often 2 or 3 will congregate there. more often than not they like to show up in the evening and sleep in stick-straight positions like this:
which is cute, too. but, mr. curvy up there was a happy coincidence that almost never happens: he was on the window during daylight AND he was wriggling around–also a rarity as they are usually super still. i greeted him as i always do with a “hi, little guy!” and he paused for a second, like he was posing for me.
being the daily instagrammer that i am, i posted him, not thinking he would get nearly the love that he did. on a whim i tagged him with #mytinyatlas, the hashtag for tiny atlas quarterly. he wound up getting featured on the tiny atlas account, which totally made my day. like.
back on the wagon. (pun totally intended.) having laid aside my keyboard over the holidays, i’m way behind on posting these weekly. coming back with a bang, here’s one of my all time favorite station wagon autosides.
i spotted this guy while running an errand deep in east austin and had to pull over and snag this shot. what is it about rust that is total photographer catnip?? IDK but i love it. save the shiny restored guys for the car shows; gimme the rust buckets.
in honor of the East Austin Studio Tour (EAST) which is currently underway, i’m posting a gorgeous piece of art i encountered while taking the tour in 2013.
[in case you don’t know, EAST is…well, just what it sounds like: a self-guided tour of artists’ studios all over east austin. a TON of studios, gallery spaces…and spaces that aren’t really studios or galleries, at all, open their doors for 2 weekends of open houses during which austin artists of all ilks show off and sell their wares.]
the event is amazing in its scope and i love visiting every year. if you haven’t gone yet you should check it out this coming weekend.
today being veteran’s day, i thought for this #autoside tuesday i’d post a classic american car in red, white, and blue. this beauty was used in the parade of drivers who raced in the first formula one race at austin’s circuit of the americas track, back in november of 2012.
i got to be there, photographing the race and the track for austin monthly‘s blog. it was loud and awesome and such a feast for the eyes to have 24 classic convertibles from the 60s along the track.
this spooky guy seemed appropriate for a post-halloween post. i think it’s a ford falcon station wagon from the 60s. on an overcast day, in front of a yard where the tree has dropped a lot of its leaves, it goes from cool and retro to bleak and hearse-like pretty quickly.
if it were mine, i would paint it bright shiny red and head to the nearest drive-in to take in a double-feature of awesome B-movies.