Hey peeps! We're thrilled to launch the Feature Austin series once more, but this time we have changed things up. Not only do you get featured on our site but you get to take over our account and share your work and passion with our community.
To kick off this improved Feature Austin series we would like to introduce Andrew Bennett. A rad photographer, musician, director, and entrepreneur living and creating in Austin.
Shots from Andrew's feed
Hey, Andrew 👋🏼. What is your Instagram handle so peeps can follow you?
How long have you lived in Austin? 🗺
I've been in Austin since 2010.
How did you first find out about IGAustinTexas?
When I started taking photos, friends encouraged me to follow you guys, to see what other Austin photographers were doing.
How do you define community? 🌱
The people you love, support and answer to.
What keeps you making photos and taking snapshots for the gram?
I'm an artist and entrepreneur, and those are the people I love to photograph. It excites me when people chase their dreams and I love telling those stories. Also, anyone trying to "make it" needs a little marketing help, so I also see my photos as a service to the community of ambitious dreamers. I shoot a lot of musicians. I really enjoy grabbing them before they go on to get a portrait shot and get to know them a bit (see Lolita Lynne below), and then shooting their show after.
What are you most passionate about and why?
I know this sounds cheesy, but I'm super passionate about Austin. It's a rare city where creativity and innovation are on every corner. I'm a active musician, so I love supporting the Austin music scene, but I'm also a small business owner, so the economy of Austin is also important to me. I love being part of a city where I feel supported and where there is also ample opportunity to support others pursuing their passion. I'm also 5 years sober, so attending meetings and helping other Austinites with their struggles with addiction is very important to me.
What are you up to now?
I just got married in July. My wife is also a photographer and videographer. We're going to be launching Bennett Productions ATX soon, which will be just for videos. In the meantime, I'm always shooting concerts and shooting for small businesses.
#FeatureAustin is a new ongoing campaign by IGAustinTexas where we feature a different IGer of Austin weekly. We aim to give exposure to creatives across Austin and help them connect with one another and the city.