Thing in Alsea – 2014

Thing is a music event in Alsea Oregon, bringing together a wonderful batch of musicians and friends to one place in a remote part of Oregon.

One fine summer day Matthew was sitting around at home and looked upon the land and said to himself, “if you build it, they will come“.

Ok, that’s pure speculation on my part, but I can’t imagine that it’s that far off from the truth though. I know that 2014 was not the first year for the music festival known as the Thing in Alsea, but 2014 was the year I was lucky enough to attend.

There wasn’t a Thing in 2015, but word on the street is there will be another one this year. I hope I am lucky enough to attend once again. It was this glorious summer event I would meet some of my dearest friends and discover some of my favorite bands. I put together some of my favorite images from the best music festival I have ever been too.

The Practice Space

Another day shooting with And And And, this time we’re at band practice. I’m not sure that the average show-goer realizes as how much hard work bands put in. A band practice can go on for several hours, even superheroes need a break.

The only thing better than photographing musicians in a photo-studio, is photographing them in their own practice space. The band is there to do one thing, practice. This is how I was able to get images that I really like. it’s the only way to work.

I’ve been photographing And And And for a long time now, and these guys are just comfortable around me with my cameras. They tend to keep their guard down. There are plenty of photographers that are champing at the bit to get the access that I get with And And And. I do indeed understand how lucky I am to have this kind of access.

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