Dallas once had a mainstay for nightlife in an area that was called Deep Ellum. Slowly, but surely, our city council and its politicians found a way to bring the vivid pulse that it held to a crawl. Only over the past two years has the heartbeat shown promise again.
The lifeblood was alive and pumping there this past Friday at The Boiler Room. DJ Bear Who (familiar to those who know Basement Jaxx and DJ Sneak) came through and ROCKED the place proper. Bumping jazzy, acid, dub, deep and all over the board House, he and the other DJs took a small gathering and turned it into a grand revival!
At the end of the night, Bear Who took the time to pay homage to the past Dallas he once encountered as well as tribute to the Dallas of today. All hands on deck were present for this shot. FBK Crew, a few others, and Bear Who selling unity y’all!
The night turned into morning and that morning into one of the most gorgeous afternoons I’ve spent in Dallas pre-summer. To top it all off, my friends (some of you know them), Woody and Elena, got married that day. I brought my camera as asked and shot my second wedding ever. I am glad to be able to both share from and to have shared in that day.
After helping to celebrate and send off my friends into the adventurous world of being husband and wife, I took a bit of time to settle in and prepare for my friend Mark’s birthday that night at Windmill Lounge.
I never realized how busy April was until THIS year. Looks like everyone’s parents were getting busy in July back in the day, LOL.
Made a few stops around the city and ended the night with the merrymaking going on at Windmill Lounge. Always a happy crowd, the music and people were alive and loud well until 2 AM. From the looks of the pictures, I think Mark was pleased with the turnout (haha).
It took all of Sunday to get it all together, but this as the fruit of my labor I am pleased with. Brought in the new, got rid of the blues, and got to borrow a little of the world’s time to put back into my own.
In the upcoming weeks I plan to revisit some of my past shots and show the progress made over the past 7 years of photographic shooting I have done. That (along with me being on the road a lot next month) will drive the need for some decent filler, but I promise nothing of the same old, same old and so in moving from faces, I turn once more to places I know and have seen.
But before I close this one out, a salute goes out to the Four Horsemen. We lose one, but still stand strong!
Links to this week’s pictures can be found at the following:
Bear Who at Boiler Room
Birthday at the Windmill for Mark
(Slideshows coming soon!!!)