Steve DeMent’s Austin Chronicle’s Chrontourage Project

October 25, 2012 § Leave a comment

After working for more than six months shooting the Papercuts project, Austin photographer Steve DeMent is ready to showcase his latest photo series for the Austin Chronicle’s Chrontourage street team.

The project is entitled “The Chronicle Presents:Papercuts Live Music Series,” and it documents the atmosphere at a series of local concerts sponsored by the Austin Chronicle and Capital Metro. DeMent set out to shoot candids of show-goers having fun.  “It’s important to get images of people interacting with the sponsor’s products and having a good time listening to the band,” says DeMent. “I love getting shots of the band’s performance, and I like to capture a portrait of the band right after they’ve all come off stage.”

The Papercuts series captures people relaxing, interacting, enjoying good food and soaking in some great live tunes in true Austin style.

DeMent joined the Chrontourage team back in 2009 when he was assigned to shoot the first annual Zombie Ball. He’s been involved with the team ever since, shooting assignments around Austin and providing artistically styled images.

“I love shooting for the Chrontourage street team. These events are always a lot of fun – filled with good music and great people,” says DeMent.

DeMent’s body of work as a photographer is truly diverse. His shots have been published in magazines, newspapers, books and even on television and in film. His subjects range from roller derby to dance troupes to zombies. And, of course, his work has featured many musicians,too.

Just as he does with every assignment and every client, DeMent has put his passion and heart into working on this series for The Chrontourage. His work on this assignment can be found here.  Check here for more information about the Papercuts Free Live Music Series.

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Judges for New Face of Elluminize Contest

October 2, 2012 § Leave a comment


Born within 24 hours of Christian Dior’s death, Stephen has had an affinity for beauty and glamourous clothes since he was an infant. When Barbie came along, Stephen began actively, yet crudely, designing his first collection made of Kleenex, flower blossoms and scraps of fabric. That set him off on a 40-year design career that took him to Houston, Seattle, San Francisco and finally New York, where his work appeared in the windows of Bergdorf-Goodman, Henri Bendel, Saks Fifth Avenue, Fellisimo, and Frank Stella. In print his work has graced W magazine, Women’s Wear Daily, DNR, and multiple trade publications. Looking for a respite from the constant pressure of New York, Stephen returned to Austin, having lived there in his youth. He was hired by *The Austin Chronicle* in 1999 and has been the most controversial fashion writer in Austin ever since. Continuing to find joy and redemption in creating clothing, Stephen has once again returned to the studio and is designing his first large-scale collection in over 8 years.

Meredith Davis, Founder of Austin Beauty Guide

Meredith Davis is the founder of and creator of Austin Beauty Week. In Austin for 11 years, she graduated from UT with a degree in PR and Business Foundations. After spending 10+ years managing high-end retail stores like St. Thomas Boutique and David Yurman, she made the switch from retail to marketing and took a job at Rare Magazine. While at Rare, Meredith got an opportunity to manage Austin Restaurant Week, where she got an inside look at how citywide events operated. It was at Rare that she realized the spa & cosmetic industry in Austin was being underserved and didn’t have a specific marketing opportunity like restaurants and boutiques did. Also at Rare, she discovered her interest in web development and enrolled in the Webmaster Program at ACC to learn coding skills and explore this interest. With this knowledge, she realized she could combine her loves of beauty and style with technology, and then created Austin Beauty Guide.

Ize Calina Drouin, Founder and CEO of Elluminize

Ize Calina, artistic entrepreneur and owner of Elluminze, made her start in the beauty industry when she was 17 years old.  And she’s been forging her own way ever since. For fifteen years, Calina has made it her mission to know all things beauty, makeup and lashes.

Since then, Calina has worked on hundreds of eyes, each time ensuring that her clients leave with gorgeous, natural-looking lashes. A perfectionist at heart, Calina enjoys the deliberate process of applying lashes—particularly mink extensions ones—and makes it her mission to impress each of her clients.

Recently, Elluminze was featured in the Austin Chronicle as the 2011 Best of Austin

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