While the SPIN team reviewed the hottest shows in Austin, TX, during SXSW, contributing photog Misha Vladimirskiy caught up with some of best new voices in music off stage for a series of portraits, capturing them in a more personal and natural moment. "It's all about shooting these bands and artists when they're hanging out, having fun, relaxing," says Vladimirskiy.
Vladimirskiy blurred the pics to give them an ethereal quality. "It softens the moment and makes it more dreamy, nostalgic, intimate," he explains. "You end up looking at the image longer, too, and diving deeper into the subject."
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