All this week, I will be shooting Fiesta in Santa Barbara. This year, I will be focusing (pun intended) on gathering a very few select shots that I think will make my upcoming Fiesta coffee table book even better than it is.
I will also be wandering around many of the events in an attempt to identify people who are in the book, so I can use the information for captioning. If you see me, come say hi!
At left is a shot I took last night at Fiesta Pequeña rehearsal. Tonight I'm going to try to get up in the mission bell tower to get a reverse-angle shot of the stage and crowd.
Sometime in the mid 90's was the first time I brought my camera to a Fiesta parade, but it was in 2002 that I began to take shooting this monumental event seriously. A couple years later I had the idea of doing a photo book on the subject, and that's when I solicited Old Spanish Days to begin shooting the event professionally.
If you are interested in perusing a selection of our best images (those that have been posted to this website), you can see many of them on my gallery here.
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