CARLOS DETRES

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This is where my personal projects are born, as well as behind the scenes perspectives of the photo shoots I've done.

The Soft Moon at One Eyed Jacks, New Orleans

This was one of those nights.

One of those evenings in which you wish you could fully pay attention and photograph something important, like a favorite band's performance. But when you're dancing your ass off, holding a lens in one hand and a camera in the other, making pictures becomes messy. 

Add whiskey. Add beer.

I admit that this wasn't my best work but it was a great memory. I hadn't danced that hard in a long time and hadn't seen The Soft Moon perform even longer. It was a perfect performance from beginning to end. Although One Eyed Jacks wasn't crowded, the people who were there erupted into a vibrating dance ritual that is usually reserved for the typical New Orleans jazz/funk fare. 

It was great seeing one of my favorite bands perform in my new city and seeing a lot of people discover music that is really special to me and to a lot of other people. 

Enjoy the photos.