Vain + Alone in Austin, Texas.
The camera perched on the top of a Mini Cooper, stabilized by a water bottle and my wallet.
Afterwards, a man named Tracy – a local sound/lighting/backline guy and six sheets to the wind – let me know he’d watched me doing the multiple takes and gave me a fist bump for my efforts. I was a little embarrassed having been caught, but in a town that literally drowns in vain people every year during SXSW, Tracy must’ve seen his fair share and thought it cute I was labouring to take a cool pic. Of myself. By myself.
He just really had to tell me. Vanity helps connect people.