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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