Some big changes are headed this way. Ones that have me excited. I mean really excited.
The first is a change to this website. Within a few days, TroyWisePhotography.com will be ready for its extreme makeover. We've been putting in hours of work, getting ready for the launch. And upon viewing, the reasons for making the change will be immediately clear.
The sad part is, the content that I've been building up over the past few years will no longer be a part of TroyWisePhotography.com. Trust me, this was not an easy decision to make. But back when I first started the site, I was posting on nearly every subject other the sun: movies, fashion, music, nutrition, etc. In fact, that's where Image Amplified began, and there was no turning back.
Now it's time to refocus on what the site is supposed to be about: the photo work that has been possible to do with the cooperation of so many talented people. That effort deserves full support, and this is one of a few steps in the right direction. The new site will be clean, cohesive. And even better, mobile-friendly. (Note to this site's platform, Typepad: you suck. You fell behind the times. As one of your paying customers I find that unforgivable.)
So, to the regular readers who've stuck with me since January 2008: thank you! And thanks in advance for your patience as we decide what exactly to do with the years of content.
Qype is a an fun, informative site that publishes of reviews of local European spots. And it just so happens to feature one of the photos I took in Camden Town a few weeks ago. I love this because Camden is one of my favorite stops in a city I can't wait to get back to. I'm happy I got to contribute...
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Photos from one of San Antonio's most culturally relevant fashion events. Featuring work by Agosto Cuellar, John McBurney with Rene Roberts, Penners with Felix Tambora, Jhosiah Huerta, and the TJ Fashionistas. (October 9, 2010. Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center. Official event of Una Noche de la Gloria 2010. Contemporary Art in the Cultural Zone. Produced by Agosto Cuellar with Mari Salinas.)
WIP Crème will feature 6-8 artists performing short works that range
from theatre to contemporary to hip-hop, amongst other genres. It showcases
outstanding artists from the past season of W-I-P and is a pure
W-I-P (Works-In-Progress/Wednesdays-In-Performance) is a
collaboration between Jump-Start Performance Co. and San Antonio Dance
Umbrella. It is a monthly lab space for new, in-progress dance and
other movement-based performance works accompanied by a facilitated
post-performance discussion. W-I-P is known for its eclecticism:
modern dancers, belly dancers and performance artists have performed
in the same evening and been inspired by each other, as well as
expanding the audience’s perception of performance.
For W-I-P Crème, we have selected some of our favourites from the
past. The line-up will include Push Pens, Shimarella, Doyle Avant, PACDance, Northwest Vista College Dance Ensemble, Seme Jatib, Alysya Perez.
Love it or hate it. Like it or leave it. It's the San Antonio indie fashion scene! And I'm there documenting what goes down the runway. The SA Current's "MoSAic" fashion show featured Top Knotch Officials, Agosto Cuellar, Vanessa Centeno, Marti's, Marissa Massiel, Miss Roxy Derek, and Salon 720.
It all started with finding out on Friday that we got into Perez's party at SXSW. Complete shock but so excited! It was like winning Willy Wonka's Golden Ticket. And by the time we received our magical wristband to walk through the doors at the Whitley, we had waited hours outside in anticipation of what was rumored to be The Place, The Party, The Event. And what we found? One word: "epic."
After all, we were THIS CLOSE to Snoop Dogg, Courtney Love and Hole, Macy Gray as they performed one hit after another. And new acts like Marina and the Diamonds, and Alphabeat whetted our appetite, making us want to watch their ascendence in the near future. These are my shots from the night.
I was lucky enough attend about 3 hours of Performance Party 25 at Jump-Start. Those in attendance helped celebrate the performance company's 25th anniversary and were treated to previews of the variety of shows Jump-Start will feature throughout the year.
These photos were taken at the International Academy of Design & Technology's Michael Jackson-inspired runway show at the Smithsonian-affiliated Museo Alameda in San Antonio. August 2009. All rights reserved Troy Wise.
San Antonio is a city I've wanted to photograph for its rich heritage, mix of cultures, and textured architecture. There's much to be explored and documented. I will be collecting some of those images in this album. All rights reserved Troy Wise 2009
Art of Fashion 2008 featured designers Angelina Mata, Henry de la Paz, Agosto Cuellar, Javier Castillo, stylists from the AVEDA Institute and recent graduates from University of the Incarnate Word. This album is the story of that fashion show told in pictures: on the runway, backstage & behind the scenes. All rights reserved Troy Wise 2008.
These photos were taken at the two Madhatters locations in San Antonio, Texas. Madhatters Tea House & Cafe is located in Southtown at 320 Beauregard. Madhatters Tea House & Cafe Express is located downtown at 106 Auditorium Circle at the Radius Center.
We're always happy when we can make it out to see the art on First Thursday. It's the perfect night to see the work and maybe even meet the artist, if you're lucky. This November we stopped by Stella Haus Art Space, Cactus Bra Space, the Joan Grona Gallery, and Jump-Start.
First Thursdays are an opportunity to see the art in San Antonio's Southtown before the big First Friday art walk. I like this night because it's easier to focus on the art and talk to the people responsible for the showing the work. This particular night ended at the Museo Alameda, for their DJ series.