Impromptu Photography

Asheville Beat Tape Photo

Sometimes you’re just in the right place at the right time.

I was sitting over at Izzy’s several days ago laptopping away, occasionally taking my pulse to see if I needed further espressos when my old friend Mike McBride of Sonmi Suite walked in. Mike was there meeting a local group of electronic producers, beat makers and DJs that had just collaborated on Asheville Beat Tape, a project he was involved with through Skew Records. There was about 15 of these guys that had gotten together and somehow all made time out of their busy schedules for a photo-op, but there were two problems. 1) No camera. 2) No photographer. “Well, I’ve got my Canon Rebel with me,” says I, “I’ll take the photo, though I’m far from a pro.” Twenty minutes later we’re on the roof of a parking deck shooting photos. The light was poor, so I herded them into a stairwell and got onto the landing above and that’s where the above shot came from.

Photography is a new hobby of mine, but early results are promising. It was really fun to do, and I didn’t mind doing a favor for a friend and helping to make something cool happen for everyone. I’m going to keep it up.

You should listen to the music they made. 100% local and organic. Plus, it’s a free download.

UPDATED: Mountain Xpress, the Asheville Citizen-Times and Ashvegas all covered this as well. I feel special.

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