Last month, Feature Shoot hosted the first ever edition of The BlowUp, a new quarterly event in which we asked about fifteen photographers to tell the stories behind one of their favorite images. The theme was music, and Sacha Lecca, photographer and Deputy Photo Editor at Rolling Stone magazine, selected this capture of Cage the Elephant frontman Matt Shultz as he plunged from the VIP balcony at Terminal 5 and into a mass of adoring fans. Despite his mother’s plea that the singer remain safely on ground, he made the uncertain leap, arching his body like a “human water drop” and descending into what Lecca describes as a moment that approached religious reverie.
The next BlowUp event will take place on the evening of June 26, 2015 at ROOT (Drive In) from 6:30-9:00 PM, and this time, the theme will be subcultures. We have some incredible photographers lined up to speak including Phillip Toledano, Martha Cooper, Roger Ballen, Danielle Levitt, Gillian Laub, and Deidre Schoo. More photographers will be confirmed soon, but in the meantime, you can purchase tickets here.
The BlowUp is generously sponsored by Agency Access.