Fortress Fest is an annual destination festival that takes place in the heart of Fort Worth’s Arts District. Now in its 3rd year, Fortress Fest has become a well oiled machine and a staple for the month of April. Once again it featured bands from all over the world, but also shined a heavy spotlight on homegrown Texas bands, including the Sunday night headliner Leon Bridges. With sold out crowds both days, there’s no question it will make it return next year.Read More
It’s night’s like this that I like to refer to as a “Fort Worth homecoming party”, an evening where just about everyone in the Fort Worth music scene can be found under one roof, and for tonight it was to honor Duell as they released their sophomore album Futureless.Read More
Josh and the Jet Noise released their debut album Alright last night at Lola’s Saloon in Fort Worth. The three piece made up of Josh Reed (vocals/guitar), Matt Thomas (Bass), and Chris Grucza (Drums) ripped through material from the album and few extra tracks that will be on their next release. JATJN were supported by Mean Motor Scooter (also pictured), Professor Fuzz 63, and Bruce Magnus.Read More
Photos by Dustin Schneider/Words by Susie Ramone
Back in May, I met Juma Spears while doing a podcast from Eagle Audio during the recording of Frequencies Volume 9, Fort Worth Weekly's yearly awards show cd. The next day he sent me a message and told me about a crazy idea he had to do a multi-genre show. Juma wanted to put together a line up where people who would normally go to one of his hip-hop shows would hear metal, and someone that would go see a Fort Worth rock band would hear something kind of quirky. He asked if I could help make this happen and so we set to work.Read More
The final home game of the Dallas Cowboys Season was on Christmas Eve, and as tradition the Dallas Cowboy Cheerleaders did their Holiday Halftime Show in their red holiday outfits. This is a preview of the galleries I'll be posting of the 2017-2018 season with the Dallas Cowboy Cheerleaders.
This game was shot with the Sony a7rIII that Sony sent over for me to test drive. AT&T Stadium is always a little tricky to shoot in, add to that the fast action of the cheerleaders doing their routines and you have a fun environment to put the a7RIII through the paces.
More to come!Read More
Twins, unicorns, and cake smashing. Who wouldn't want to shoot this? Congrats to Vaiola and Moana for completing their first trip around the sun. Even though both of you can't read this yet, here's to many more birthday celebrations in your future!Read More
One of the things I love about my normal day job is that I get to drive all over North Texas and find some of the coolest spots to shoot. Little did I know that there were so many empty warehouses and factory buildings within a ten minute drive. So the day I found out about a 120,000 square foot steel mill being abandoned in North Fort Worth, I immediately started planning photo shoots, and the first person that crossed my mind was Brittnie.Read More
About couple of months ago Lisa gave me a call and told me to take the day off and come shoot some bridals with her. I agreed, but was a little confused on what the big deal was. Had I known that, a) we were going to be shooting the extremely elegant Erin, and b) we were going to take over Bailey's Prime Plus for a couple of hours, well there never would have been any confusion to begin with. Erin is a true beauty, that one minute can embellish the essence of classic vogue, and the next minute be frolicking in contemporary chic.
The saying goes - "Good things come to those who wait."
Well I have a confession: I've been meaning to post this set of pics for a few months now. But I do have my reasons. For one, I've been wrapped up in Summer weddings, and two, I really couldn't narrow down my favorite pics. One of the down falls of shooting in new locations and with a stunning subject is that you become attached to the shots. This shoot generated over 1500 pics and sorting through them became a nightmare.
It's always refreshing when a couple tells you that they want to break away from the mold of traditional engagement photos, and go somewhere "off the grid." It's also helps when your working with a creative, artistic, and easy going couple like Lyndsey and John. For their engagements we adventured deep into Niles City, climbing rubble and debris, dodging security, and avoiding the occasional vagrant. It was a long hot afternoon, that turned out being a lot of fun with pleasing results.
Congrats to the both of you on your engagement!
On the north side of Fort Worth, where the city lines start merging into Saginaw, there's an abandoned building complex that has sat vacant for years. I drive by this building at least once a week wondering what the story is behind it, and my desire to get inside and shoot it increases more and more. I've been told several stories of what the complex had once been. They range from an asylum, a weapons factory, and even an orphanage during World War 2.