Scenes Around Jackson Photoblog

Esperanza Plantation Holiday Showcase @ Pix/Capri (12.17.11)

Posted in 2011, Color, Digital, Esperanza Plantation Holiday Showcase, Photo Post, rock and roll by William Patrick Butler on December 31, 2011

welcome to the last post of Scenes Around Jackson for 2011!

and for the last post of the year, we shall continue our tradition!

so, once again, it’s time to check out photos from the Esperanza Plantation Holiday Showcase!

this was the 9th(!) annual show and, like they’ve been doing for the last few years, it was held in the heart of Fondren at the old Pix/Capri Theater.

like i’ve said for the last few years, this is a 100+ photo post so don’t expect a lot of commentary from me. just sit back and enjoy photos of a rocking show!

and, as always, let’s give props to Stephen Barnett of Davaine Lighting for lighting so awesome, i have trouble describing it ūüôā

so, without further ado:

The Line-Up! (in order of appearance)

T.B. Ledford

Bear Colony

El Obo

Wooden Finger

Johnny Bertram & The Golden Bicycles



Zac Harmon @ Farish Street Heritage Festival (8.4.10)

Posted in 2011, Color, Digital, Photo Post, rock and roll by William Patrick Butler on December 16, 2011

i mentioned, way back in september of last year, that my friend rion had assisted me on a shoot for PORTICO Jackson but i was gonna wait to post the photos from that shoot until after that issue came out in november.  of last year.

so, as you can see, it took me awhile to get back to that but, figured i’d finally go ahead and post those photos LoL.

it was my first shoot for PORTICO and i was assigned to shoot Zac Harmon.  he was back in mississippi and would be performing at the Farish Street Heritage Festival.

PORTICO wanted some photos of him and then some photos of him when he was actually performing on stage.

so, after borrowing some lighting gear from my friend Tom Beck and asking rion if he would be down to assist me, i made my way downtown to farish street to get started.


[Model Shoot] Girls of Rock 2011 Calendar (2010)

Posted in 2011, Color, Digital, model shoot, Photo Post by William Patrick Butler on December 5, 2011

Back in November of 2010, i was put in contact with the Rock 93.9 radio station down here in Jackson, MS.

they were working on putting together a “Girls of Rock” 2011 calendar and they wanted to go with a more¬†professional¬†photographer this time.

the models, the “Girls of Rock”, would be chosen in a series of contest¬†sponsored¬†by Rock 93 and held at different bars/clubs around the city. ¬†after 12 girls were picked, that’s when i would take over and start shooting.

so, for the last week of november and first week of december i, along with my friend Rion who was also my assistant, shot my first calendar at different locations around Jackson.

and since 2011 will be ending in a few weeks (wow, this year went by fast) i figure i’d go ahead and post a few of the photos.