This photography series focuses the culture of the local music scene in Tallahassee, FL.
DIY organized house shows, bars, and parties are the typical stages for the undercurrents of this youth culture. My artistic approach would be to preserve the organic nature of these events by shooting candidly and with only the lighting from the events themselves.
Techniques such as shutter drag and isolation via motion blur lend themselves to the challenges of limited light and unpredictable crowded environments. Blur expressing the tempo of the night, tighter angles typically flowing with the breadth of the crowd, and so on. Ultimately this approach allowed the scene itself dictate the style of the photography.