Nick Pegg

Word and Imagery Artist from Canada.

Tag: Nashville

Is it broken?

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After jumping off the stage at the end of his set… Marcel, Lead vocals and guitar of band called Die Hexe , announced to the audience that he thought he broke his ankle.

For the rest of the show, he was be asked probably around 100 times.. if it was broken..

no word yet from the doctor whether or not it is actually broken.. but pretty punk rock regardless of the outcome.

Canon 60D Kit lens blah blah blah

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Brent.

Brent Rambler

Brent Rambler of August Burns red at #KOIFest15 KOI Music Festival in Kitchener ON.

Dream.

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I don’t really have much to say about this photo, it doesn’t really spark any metaphorical rants or long ideas.

I just really like the photo.

An over exposed monochromatic slow shutter flash photo of my mom downtown Nashville in March.

Let your dreams fly into reality.

Thanks for reading.

 

 

“I Didn’t Write This Song and Neither Did Darius Rucker”

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I bet the guys who plays the bar scene in Nashville hate that they have to take all of their talent and songwriting abilities and use it to play other peoples songs. Songs that aren’t even that good. They just get played on the radio so people know them. We will take whats in front of us and think its amazing = Pop Music.

 

This is at a bar called Benchmark. I was walking Broadway looking for an empty bar with one guy and a guitar and found this guy through the window. – Unreal Low voice could listen to him all day. – He played some Original songs that he wrote, which would never have happened at a big time popular joint in town, but since the place was empty he played a few of his songs. – When he switched back to playing cover songs he was going to play the song “wagon wheel” and said “I didn’t write this song, and neither did Darius Rucker” – How that statement is so unbelievably true. – Pop radio is now jsut a bunch of writers that record companies tell performers to sing the words that are written. – There are no famous Bob Dylans or Johnny Cash’s anymore because they aren’t writing their own heart felt music. They are writing Walmart marketed music that speaks of a generic good time or generic hard time.

If you want to really get into good music now a days you ahev to really dig and search for un-purchased artist now. It can usually be found in the Folk genre. Folk can be any genre at heart, so you can find what style you are looking for.

that probably made no sense.

 

Thanks for reading.

 

May Your Worries Never Faulter Long.

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I’m currently on a the last leg of a week long road trip to southern Alabama and back with my mom. My little sister goes to the University of Alabama (Roll Tide!) also on scholarship for NCAA gymnastics and so we jumped in the car to go see her compete at the SEC Championships in Birmingham. In which they won. Roll Tide.

Anyways, It’s kind of a ritual that we stop in Nashville and hit up a bar downtown on either a way there or on the way back. I love taking my camera downtown there. This is selfie of my mom and I. We’ve been in close quarters together for a week, and randomly been living in a log cabin in central Alabama, but are on our way back to Canada and made the stop on the way back.

Never forget where you came from, it will help direct you as to where you are and can go. If you came from nothing, then nothing can stop you. If you’ve come from everything, than everything will try and stop you. May your worries never last longer than your ambitions. May your dreams burn at your chest. May you be happy in your own skin.

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Chasing Dreams.

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I posted this photo earlier int he week, I want to take an opportunity to explain my thinking behind it. –

For the most part, this photo just happened for me without really trying, but I did have some intention behind it.

1. It just finished raining, and i knew that a open shutter might catch a lot of different colour reflections. And I was going for the classic car light trails.

2. Downtown Nashville shot

3. for,middle, back ground.

The 3rd is what I am interested in. – earlier that day I had read a blog about the three section photographs. Right off the bat I thought it was going to be all about the rule of thirds in photography, but actually it talked about the fore, middle and back ground areas and getting the, to work together. – While driving down to Nashville I was brainstorming what 3 things go together well without much effort. – i was thinking of things in a kitchen or things in a care. thoughts of steering wheel, windshield and road.

So the idea of side walk, street and car came into mind. – Anyways, while walking downtown Nashville, I put the camera onto the side walk and sec a 8 second shutter time. and boom.

it took me 3 days to realize that it contains the fore, middle and back ground idea.

I love it.

Waffle House, Nashville.

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Waffle House, Nashville, Tennessee

 

Here is a Shot from a Waffle House in Ohio. – https://npegghasacamera.wordpress.com/2013/08/13/waffle-house/

Trying to take the same shot at all the Waffle Houses I stop at. – Tonight, I will try my luck in Tuscaloosa, Alabama.

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Passers By.

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Broadway street, Nashville, Tennessee USA. Where dreams come to die.

If you have ever walked the main street of Nashville you will notice a handful of things. 1. Live Music. 2. Street Performers and Panhandlers 3. Elvis 4. Girls in (P)leather cowboy boots trying to learn how to walk in them but also act like they are the hottest country girls this town has ever seen meanwhile being from Seattle.

The above photo is a group of tourists fresh off a hotel shuttle bus cruising past one of the most talented musicians they have ever come within 10 feet of, but viewed as a homeless panhandler trying to survive. –

You see, Nashville is sort of like the old time Gold rushes that used to happen. There is word of Fame and fortune if you posses a little talent so musicians and singers move to Nashville to try and make it. Most, however, end up on the street because they can’t catch that ‘break’ , or open for Luke Bryan or Rascall Flatts. – The people on the street of this city are the highest class homeless people you will ever see. – Each of them to poor to buy a meal but too rich in talent to leave town and go back home. –

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This photo was a big attempt at me to stop, pause, point, focus, and shoot this shot. Not worrying about what people think or this guy thinks of my camera. – I know it is legal for me to take pictures of people on the street because it is a public space.

I look at this guy and see everything I need to see about Nashville. I glanced at what he was writing for a second after I took the shot and noticed it was a song structure, as I expected it to be.

I could be wrong, But When I look at this guy I see someone who moved to Nashville to chance the dream, knows he has talent and probably had some form of success back where he came from. – But now can’t catch that break and is forced to play somehting on the street for a few dollars. But I feel this guy takes every opportunity to be creative and continue perusing the dream. He folded up his begging stuff and start writing quite quickly in his book. Has to try and get all of a song idea out before the idea was lost forever. – I respect that.

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Well that’s one way to do it. – Again, I challenged myself to stop, point, focus and shoot the shot, trying to worry about what this guy thought. As you can tell he looked right into my eye through the lens as I took the shot. An overwhelming feeling came over me, as I’ve explained in previous posts, that I was raping this guy of his innocence by pointing the camera at him.

I ended up giving this guy 2 bucks and told him he had a cool sign. we both kinda laughed about it, and then I noticed his box.

If you haven’t figured it out yet, He is playing the box in front of him as a drum, and hitting it with one drum stick and one regular stick. – I found odd was that he wasn’t very good. Which I think is rare for a “busker” on the streets of Nashville.

Sign “I bet you a donated dollare that you are reading this sign LOL”

Box “I bet you a dollar you can hear me. – So poor can’t afford drum set”

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This guy could play. – Like really play.

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Sign says “Very tired, hungry + homeless God Bless :)”

Your call on how to interpret this photo.

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So I will talk about these guys. – Notice the sign on the right guys lap. It says “Spaceship crash”

I took this shot with the idea of focus points. I set the focus on the guy closest to me and exhaled and snapped the shot. By this point, the guy in the back noticed and started making a scene about it. – saying “you can’t take my picture” – in which I just walked pass ignoring him. But he was fairly persistent and started yelling pretty loud at me.

Not sure if I should have walked by without acknowledging him, but that’s what I did. –

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The last photo I will share is that of the Nashville police busting up all the street performers and panhandlers. A group of six cops apeared out of nowhere and told everyone to leave, including some hotdog street venders. – All the guys in the pics above were sent packing as well as this street magician here.

I really wanted to take my time shooting a cool photo of the cops busting up some guys but I was to nervousto take a photo of a cop, unclear on that being legal or not. However, i did take a few hip shots, Half clicking the button waiting for the beep from my 60D to focus and snapping a couple. – This is the RAW shot of the best one, ahha , no edit.

Nashville.

Thanks for reading, it actually means a lot to me.

River Boat Fantasy.

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I was in Nashville for the night on the 12th of August and took a walk up the pedestrian bridge that connects downtown to basically the football stadium. While walking a notcied an actual river paddle boat rolling up river. So I ran. – Broke a sweat. And, took this picture. –

 

Chaotic Beauty

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Took this shot from a bus heading to Broadway street downtown Nashville. I was just setting the manual settings when I spotted all the Hydro lines, so I pointed and aimed up a little as to capture just the rooftops if there were any. – I instantly fell in love with its Chaotic Beauty.

“oh, what a tangled web we weave, When first we practice to deceive”