Editor's note: This is the third year that Ryder Blue Cavazos, Austin's young and talented concert photographer, has provided photographs to CultureMap from a major fall music festival. This year, she photographed Brooklyn band Caveman during the second weekend of ACL Fest. Her father, photographer Daniel Cavazos, talks about the experience below.
As an avid music fan, my love for concert photography should come as no surprise. Many of my fellow concert photographers can attest to the thrill of getting that one shot of that one band you love.
When my 8-year-old daughter, Ryder Blue Cavazos, began tinkering with my cameras at the age of 3, I was obviously a very happy dad. Just the interest in the tool itself was enough for me. As she got older, that interest grew to the point where she was requesting her own camera.
In 2014, Ryder shot a few acts at Fun Fun Fun Fest. She had cut her live music chops by shooting Fitz and the Tantrums a month prior at ACL Fest. A year later, we were in contact with Echosmith about having Ryder shoot from side stage during weekend one of ACL Fest.
This year, Ryder joined me on the second weekend of ACL Fest to shoot Caveman. The gallery above captures the band's Saturday afternoon performance on the Miller Lite stage.