Start Fresh: Never Give Up

The HOPE Outdoor Gallery has truly become a unique treasure of the Austin art scene.  What was once an ill fated attempt at building luxury condominiums has been transformed into a playground for serious artists and irreverent taggers alike. The view of downtown Austin from atop Castle Hill (informal name for the HOPE OG) is picturesque, second to no other ground level location in town.

Since the end of Summer 2013 I've visited the HOPE OG every weekend I was able. Over these past few months I've met a lot of great people with strong passions for creating beautiful works of art. These artists were welcoming enough to allow me into their world to spend time shooting footage of them doing what they do best. It has thus far been the most enjoyable shooting experience I've had since I dove headlong into timelapse and hyperlapse photography earlier this year.

I'm looking forward to continuing to work with these folks, as well as meeting new artists to collaborate with. It's my hope that in the process of exercising and demonstrating my own shooting techniques I can bring some additional and well deserved attention to these skilled members of our local Austin art community.

Music: Jinx - Let It All Fly

Artists (in order of appearance):

StarvingArtDinner -- IG: @starvingartdinner

Briks -- IG: @brikslovesyou

MNS -- IG: @shiftymcraspberry

BLVD -- IG: @blvdart

Roshi K. -- IG: @roshi_k

Man With Pencil -- IG: @manwithpencil

Sweet -- IG: @400mlbakery

er. -- IG: @erthink

Teaser: America the Bulletfull

In mid-November 2013 a local artist friend of mine, er., let me know he would be painting a solo piece that morning at the HOPE Outdoor Gallery (Castle Hill) in Austin, TX. I was able to film him painting from start to finish, and it made for quite a beautiful shot. I definitely plan to keep working with all the guys and gals at @spratx, so consider this a teaser of things to come!

Artist: er.
Instagram: @erthink

Music: Jinx - Let It All Fly