When Busker Fest was first conceived, I was recruited to photograph the event after previous work for the SLC Downtown Farmers Market, where buskers are ever present. I love shooting big events in downtown with multiple layers, schedules, and activities. I think it really showcases the dynamism that I’m after in my event photojournalism. What’s more, having a commercial photography background helps me know in advance how and where the photos might be used for future years’ promotions. So I can photograph in such a way that it will be easy for the graphic designers, event promoters, and other team members to use them for ads, banners, and the like.
“Austen’s event photography is top notch. He knows how to capture the essence of the event to deliver photos that compliment and boost our marketing campaigns. With timely turnaround and easy, professional communication skills, you really can’t go wrong with him on your team.”
— Kim Angeli, Primrose Event Planning & Design