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2006/10/08

Saxophone Swinger

While in Grants yesterday my assignment was to cover the Chili Fiesta. The festival was pretty much a non-event, with only about 50 people in total attendance. I took a few images of the judging, of one of the ladies cooking her red and green chili and then looked for something with visual appeal.

There is some debate within our editorial depatment over whether this is called a feature photo, a 'stand-alone' (cause it has no story text) or, the most contentious one, 'Wild Art.'

Regardless, the small event suddenly came alive with a tenor saxophone. He had a sound system behind him for the drums and other instruments to accompany him, but the music from his horn was powerful.

I have always wondered how to photograph music. It seems to be the opposite of light. But he was moving and putting some emotion into his playing, and for this one frame it felt like I managed to catch the feeling of the music.
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