Behind-the-Camera of Photojournalist Nic Coury in Monterey County, California.

June 27, 2011

Nacarubi Music Fest 2011

The sun setting over the campsite on Friday evening.

I spent the weekend covering the second Nacarubi Music Fest in South Coast Big Sur.

It was way off the beaten path, about 5 miles south on a dirt road from the summit of Nacimiento-Fergusson Road. It was a great, long weekend with lots of dust, little sleep and really good music.

View more photos of the music on the Monterey County Weekly's photo blog.

My buddy Matt Baldwin on Saturday.

Jessica from Big SuRCus performs with fire on Saturday night.

Campers warm up on Friday evening.

My good friend Jake Luce who I hang out with a quite a bit when I go to Big Sur.

The stage.

Rushad in the campground.

Ivy from Big SuRCuS performs on Saturday night.

Electronica artist Iasos in the campground.

Singer/songwriter Mariee Sioux performing on Saturday afternoon.

The camp far off the beaten path.

Breakfast at Deetjen's on Sunday morning.

June 19, 2011

Portraits: Dad

Christmas 2010.

It's funny that there is a lot of things I am into now that I got from my dad.

- I love jazz music and older rock when he would listening to Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young's So Far record and Elton John, both of which I listen to still.

- I love horror films and I remember watching "creature features" with him on television when I was a kid.

- Cooking and eating good good food. Both of my parents are good cooks and my sister and I both picked that up.

- Even photography to an extent. I remember being a kid and thinking that this giant, worn purple camera bag he had with a Minolta XG-M and lots of cool, twisty lenses was the neatest thing ever, even if I have no idea how it worked... Too bad it got stolen from my car. Maybe I'll get him a replacement some day...

- Even stuff like my original major in college—construction management—was semi-inspired by always working on stuff with him, helping to remodel parts of the house and such, and growing up watching This Old House and New Yankee Workshop.

Thanks dad.

June 14, 2011

Portraits: Grandmother

These are two photos I shot last week of my grandmother while she was in town. She is good people.

Shot on Ilford Delta 400 on a Nikon F100, 85mm f/1.4

June 11, 2011

Medium-Format Film: Mamiya M645 1000s

Mamiya M645 100s with a 150mm f/3.5

These two photos were shot with my medium format film camera (above). Both photos were shot with the 150 f/3.5 (as it's the only lens I have for it right now) and shot on Kodak 160 VC 120 film.

It has a great twack to the shutter when you take a picture and makes nice, big negatives.