Jukebox at Juke Joint

March 14, 2011  •  Leave a Comment
Last Friday night Alex Suarez invited some of us Austin photographers out to 6th Street where a lot of the clubs, taverns and bars are located.  This coincided with the current South By Southwest (SXSW) festival going on in town.  Alex's photowalk consisted of shooting models at various locations around 6th St.  Well, this isn't really my forte so I decided not to participate in this particular one, but someday I might like to try it.  So, fellow photographer Van Sutherland and I ventured out to do some shooting of our own.

One place we ended up at on 6th street was this place called the Beale Street Tavern.  Looks like a pretty cool place.  They have a big sign just outside their door all lit up with "Elvis Was Here" and they have a big statue of Elvis above the bar.  What can't be cool about that?

In this shot I tried to mainly get the old jukebox in the seen along with the performer in the background.  I'm not exactly sure what my intention was here, but I still kind of liked how it turned out.  I guess my subconscious was telling me it liked the old jukebox as the subject along with the live performer as some sort of irony.  Plus, I just happen to like old jukeboxes.  However, this one isn't really that old because it plays CDs.  Oh well, what are you gonna do?


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