UTOPiAFest in Black & White

By Lucero Trevino
Photojournalist

As a photographer one of my favorite ways of editing a photograph is in black & white. I feel like having a photo in black & white can just give a whole other meaning to a photograph and makes you wonder about what the story behind it is. I want to share this collection of photographs I took at UTOPiAfest that are all in black & white for the exact reason of wanting someone to think deeper about the photo. When I try explaining my time at UTOPiAfest I find myself having some trouble because it was just such an amazing festival, one of my favorite festivals in fact, and something like that can’t just be explained verbally. Instead, I show whoever I’m explaining my time to these photos so they can visually see my experience and really get the feel of what my time at UTOPiAfest was like.

I had the opportunity to attend UTOPiAfest on September 22, 2017 for two days thanks to KTSW. I am apart of the multimedia and social media departments as an assistant and a photographer and applied for press coverage for this festival. I didn’t know much about it or the bands that were going to the festival or what to even expect from going to this place. All I knew was that I was going to be joined by another KTSW photographer and social media assistant, Renee, who I am also friends with so I knew it would be a good time. We sort of went into this thing blind. We had both never heard of this festival but we were ready for anything that came our way.

These photos will show you our time at UTOPiAfest from us getting to Four Sisters Ranch, setting up our camp, covering multiple bands, getting free tea at a tea lounge in the middle of the festival, meeting a man that was streaming his own radio show in his tent, to seeing art all over the festival, the beautiful Utopian views and so so so much more.

All images taken by Lucero Trevino.

Jashel Negron

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