SXSW 2013 - Red Carpet and Q&A Photos

One of the things I always enjoy doing at SXSW is taking photos. This year I worked a bit harder at it - and I think the results are better for it. Most specifically I was lucky enough to attend Red Carpet arrivals photo shoots for Drinking Buddies, Much Ado About Nothing, and Kiss of the Damned. In addition I tried to grab at least decent Q&A photos for Springbreakers, Short Term 12, Licks, 12 O'Clock Boys, Everyone's Going to Die, and Big Ass Spider! This resulted in photos of a good subset of the Joss Whedon acting universe, James Franco, Anna Kendrick, Olivia Wilde, Joe Swanberg, Jake Johnson, Ti West, Ron Livingston and many more. Basically too many to put in one post. But I hope people will enjoy checking out a fuller gallery I've posted on Flickr. Even that's just a subset of the photos I took. Though at some point looking at Red Carpet photos becomes about as exciting as seeing your neighbor's snapshots from Europe. After a while your eyes are still going to glaze over regardless of how beautiful Paris is in real life.

While I'm happy with the photos, the most fun part of the red carpets for me was chatting with the other photographers (and interviewers). It's like any other SXSW line, but with even more intensely focused (and interesting people). You're all stuck there (very literally during the wait for the guests to arrive on) with nothing else to do but chat, swap tips, and in one case checkout another photographer's shots of Cirque du Soleil performers loose in Austin. Which made me chuckle thinking about how if they were wandering about on 6th Street one might not really even notice anything out of sorts.

If there's a subject you'd like a closer look at (for example if you're in it)- or you have interest in re-using any of the photos just shoot me a note. I only used lower resolution reductions for this post. For a look at a much bigger collection of photos (including the higher resolution versions) feel free to jump over to this gallery.

I've included a fair number of photos after the jump (which is still a small subset of the main gallery). And of course stay tuned for running commentary on the SXSW film's I watched over the past week. That number is approaching 30 - so it may take a while ...

Spring Breakers: Harmony Korine (director), James Franco, and 3/4 of the film's female co-stars
A closer look at the ladies of Springbreakers
Joe Swanberg and the cast of Drinking Buddies
Jake Johnson [Drinking Buddies]
Anna Kendrick and Olivia Wilde [Drinking Buddies]

Ti West [Drinking Buddies]
Jake Johnson [Drinking Buddies]
Anna Kendrick [Drinking Buddies]
Joss Whedon [Much Ado About Nothing]
Tom Lenk [Much Ado About Nothing]
Jillian Morgese [Much Ado About Nothing]
Jillian Morgese [Much Ado About Nothing]
Ashley Johnson [Much Ado About Nothing]
Emma Bates [Much Ado About Nothing]
Clark Gregg [Much Ado About Nothing]
Nick Kocher and Brian McElhaney [Much Ado About Nothing]
Nathan Fillion [Much Ado About Nothing]
Amy Acker and Alexis Denisof [Much Ado About Nothing]
Cast and director of Sake-bomb
Short Term 12: Destin Cretton (director) and Keith Stanfield
Big Ass Spider! Director Mike Mendez being interviewed by Scott Weinberg
Kiss of the Damned's Josephine de La Baume and Roxane Mesquida embrace before their screening.
Director Xan Cassavetes along with Kiss of the Damned cast (Roxane Mesquida, Josephine de La Baume and Milo Ventimiglia)

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