Driveway 2021-week one
After a year off from racing (well, there were 3 official crit starts in Austin in 2020, one of which I participated in before we went into lockdown), The Driveway is BACK! Anyone into bike racing in Central Texas knows how amazing it is to race your bike on the most incredible tarmac in the area. This first race of 2021 wasn’t filled with all of the long-awaited embraces of year’s past, but you could feel the excitement and energy in the air.
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Thanks for the support and I’m excited to be part of the 2021 season. Thank you Holland Racing and Andrew Willis for keeping the crit hype alive!
Austin Flamingo Festival 2020
Back around 1987, or the same time SXSW actually became “a thing,” there was something a lot cooler and weirder happening off 360 and 2222 here in Austin. I remember being a small child (age check!) and my parents taking 360 as the long way from our small town north of Austin to the then Mueller Airport where we would pick up our grandmother or other family members who came to visit us in Texas. Literally it was love as first sight as I saw my first flocking and then the subsequent flockings that occurred often in that area—I would beg my parents to take me just to see the flamingos. It’s not a year-round thing anymore, and the city of Westlake tried to get rid of them for good at one point and it ALSO made National news, but every once in a while the birds make an appearance around town and I instantly remember the moment I fell in love with Austin; no one/no event/no change in this world will ever take away that first love ❤️
Austin Free Week 2020
Nothing is better than starting the year off listening to your friends play live music at your favorite music venues in town. Here are a few captures from two nights out at at Mohawk on 1/2/2020 and Barracuda on 1/4/2020! All captured with an 85/1.8 lens!
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Troublemaker’s Big Trouble IV, 2019
When you have a group of friends that love to throw epic bike parties, you have to document the magic that happens at least once. It’s really hard to explain what is going on, but I’m pretty sure after looking through all this chaos, you will get the idea. Please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org for high-res images or for me to remove your image. Tag @jealexphoto & jealexphoto.com on all the socials if you share and please do not remove the watermark; all images are resized for web use already. XO
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The SCM Flocking 2019
A friend of sorts mentioned to me casually online that flocking was still a thing, and without hesitation, I knew I had to be a part of my first adult flocking. If you don’t know anything about what flocking is, hopefully the photos below give you an idea. We traveled to College Station, TX and I don’t even think those Aggies knew what hit them! See below for pictorial evidence.