Chance Encounters

Editorial Photo Wielding a camera opens up a huge door for serendipity to pass through. Such was the case during SxSW 2015 when I stumbled upon a band known as Food for Cougars. I was out making photos of street performers while also shooting a commercial assignment for a client when I met Max and Cal. This was their first trip to South by Southwest as well as their first time in Austin. We all just seemed to click, and before I knew it, I was photographing their entire adventure, which if you follow me on Instagram, you would've seen the story unfold in real time. They went from performing in the streets to playing at an official SxSW show, it was a story that I couldn't pass up, and since then we've all become good friends and keep in regular contact. These are some of the photos from that chance encounter.
Food for Cougars performing in the streets during SxSW
Food for Cougars performing in the streets during SxSW
Preparing for a backyard show
Preparing for a backyard show
Cal handles business in the camper
Cal handles business in the camper
1970 Cutlass
Who needs a tour bus? These guys roll up in a classy 1970 Cutlass
Money Money
Cal grabs some cash before heading to the corner store
Max
Max grabs an opportunity to take a load off