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Stay Grizzly - Grizzly Fest 2017 Polaroids

The 4th annual Grizzly Fest took place in Downtown Fresno, California on Saturday March 29th, 2017. Grizzly Fest is a one-day music and arts festival that takes over Chukchansi Park, our local baseball stadium, with over 12,000+ people to experience and celebrate the best bands, food, and businesses our city has to offer. In addition to the hyper-local approach to this event, event manager Aren Hekimian and promoter Aaron Gomes (Sound and Vision Foundation) brought national talent such as E-40, Dr. Dog, Lupe Fiasco, and Rebelution to the four stages placed around the stadium.

I had the opportunity to shoot Polaroids of the artists playing this event, on and off the stage, thanks to both Gomes and Hekimian. I used a Polaroid Sun 660 AF Camera and Impossible Project 600 Speed Type Film to capture all of the below images. Before you check out the photos of the event, please click the link for each and every artist and listen to their music! Without them, this photo series would not have been possible! 

-Eighteen Hundreds
-Wee Beasties
-Thee Commons
-Call Me James
-Dilated Peoples
-The Faculty
-Mary Denise

Polaroids: Natural Thrill's EP Release Show @ Love the Captive

SLR680 + "600 Speed" Impossible Film
Shot Thursday, May 1st 2014 at Love, The Captive

Polaroids: Denitia and Sene @ Love the Captive House Show

SLR680 + "600 Speed" Impossible Film
Shot Thursday, March 20th 2014 at Love, The Captive

Polaroids: A House Show /w Love the Captive 10/3/13

Last Thursday Oct 3rd I attended Fresno's monthly event, Art Hop. I spent most of my evening with Love The Captive at 1830 Van Ness taking some pictures of some really great bands: Actess, Dirty Limbs, and Light Thieves. Those photos will follow soon but I took some polaroids while I was there and really wanted to share them with you. These are of the band Actress, you should go listen to them, Here.

Studio Itz Art Hop 9/5/13 /w BedeDonia

     For the first time in a long time I headed out to Art Hop. I decided to go check out Studio Itz and see BedeDoni play. I was honestly surprised and had a great time listening to her sing some of her songs. I HIGHLY suggest checking out her page: here. She was kind enough to give me some time before her set for a couple shots. Check them out:

5dmkii + 35mmL f/1.4