Fun, Fun, Fun (9 Photos)
Friends of the band. All Images © Matt Rainwaters
Matt Rainwaters is an editorial and commercial photographer based in Austin. Growing up he listened to punk rock music, went to concerts and photographed bands, so it’s only natural Rainwaters came back to his roots shooting the Fun Fun Fun Fest (FFF Fest) in November 2012. Rainwaters says “I don’t like shooting side stage. I’ve always thought that bands should be shot from the crowd’s perspective … adding portraits into the work adds another level of production and intimacy to the project.”
Rainwaters will continue the project during Austin’s South by Southwest (SXSW) festival which starts today. He will be asking concert-goers to stop by his new studio for a quick portrait session. “My studio is right in the middle of the chaos so it’s going to be a lot of fun.”
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Dave Witte, drummer of Municipal Waste and the great Nicki Longoria of Texas Monthly.
Summer runs the show at FFF Fest, managing up to four stages simultaneously.
Stage manager for the Black stage. The Black stage is where all the punk and metal performances happen.
Eidan Thorr, guitarist for Valient Thorr.
Dennis Lyxzen, singer for the recently reunited band Refused.
Manuf Rayani of Explosions in the Sky.
Brian King, vocalist and guitarist for Japandroids.
A view into the pit during the Municipal Waste set.