I'm a bit behind with the blog due to a rather hectic schedule but my stop through Winston is definitely worth a post... Or ten.
I initially met Tucker at his bar in Winston when touring through with my friends Black Taxi a few weeks ago. The Garage is a memorable venue, galvanized steel, tour poster lined hallways, the smell of musicians sweat and southern hospitality. I chatted about photography with Tucker for a few seconds while setting up for the Black Taxi show and at some point mentioned my friends All Them Witches, a band I've worked with in Nashville. Turns out Tucker may be their biggest fan and had just hosted them a few weeks before and shot an incredible music video at The Garage. He'd seen the tintypes I made of ATW and asked if I could make one of him. I didn't have any gear with me but I promised I'd stop back through when I did. A few days later a day opened in my schedule and I sent Tucker an email asking if he'd like to host a night of tin typing at the place, acknowledged that it was super short notice and that I didn't want him to go out of his way to set anything up. The answer was an emphatic "fuck yes" and "lemme get right on this... it's going to be epic".
A week later I found myself in Winston, back at the Garage with all my studio gear setting up on stage. At six pm it was just Tucker, Ian, Zeiss and myself, at seven, when doors opened, the venue was filled with 100 people, most of whom came to have their portrait made and were incredibly excited about my work. I've never wanted to be a rock star but for an evening, performing on stage in front of a crowd, I sure as hell felt like it.
We managed to make 40 tintype portraits that I'm truly proud of and I came away from winston with at least that many great new friends who I can't wait to see again some day.
Massive thank you to Tucker, his gorgeous lady Cayce, Ian, Lauren and everyone else in Cameltown who came out to support me and my adventure. I love ya'll.
Just a few images from the evening...