On Friday, I saw a Philip Bloom’s awesome idea for a weekend challenge. Saturday afternoon rolled around and I had some free time, so I grabbed my camera, hoped on the bus, and headed downtown.
My goal was not to show all the typical tourist hotspots and the Asheville that is raved about in publications around the country. I wanted to show Asheville through the eyes of the people that play such a vibrant part of what Asheville actually is, but are never the focus. I talked to street musicians, vendors, performers, and homeless folk. I was drawn to the rich musical sounds that weren’t coming from the Warren Haynes Christmas Jam, or throbbing outside of the Orange Peel. While this film is somewhat “willy nilly,” I had a great time making it and meeting some new folks. All the folks I talked to love Asheville, that is for sure.
Shot on HVX200