Friday, May 30, 2008

Memorial Day

I'm doing an internship at the Burlington Times-News. Here's some photos I took at a Memorial Day ceremony in Mebane:

dotmatrix project

I've been involved with the dotmatrix Project, Sean Coon's brainstorm for bringing together local bands, videographers and photographers with the aim of boosting the local music scene, as well as other creative endeavours. My contribution has been engineering the live and recorded sound. Here's the first fruits of our labors:

The Radials: Ain't Running Too Fast from Andy Coon on Vimeo.

Thursday, May 8, 2008


Whenever I cover a band or a nightclub, people inevitably ask me to take their picture, or else they begin mugging when they see the camera aiming at them. I usually oblige; it's a digital camera, so I'm not worried about wasting film. I just prefer to capture people in a more natural, candid moment. Sometimes, though, semi-posed photos can actually turn out pretty good. I like the lighting in this one. I had the shutter speed at about 1/4 of a second, and used just enough flash to freeze the people without overwhelming the red light of the nightclub. Doesn't this look like a 1970s disco album cover?