HallOUween 2015

HallOUween 2015

The annual Halloween Block Party in Athens continues to amaze me. The creativity and originality that some people put into their costumes is inspiring. Some of the best I saw were neon cat, a giraffe, the Grim Reaper and several Donald Trump’s. Thousands of people swarmed to Court Street to listen to music at two stages. The electronic/dance music stage was arguably more popular than the rock music stage. However, with so many people crammed shoulder to shoulder in the small Court St & Union Street intersection there was no quick way to make it across the street. The threat of being trampled was clearly evident when the crowd began swaying back-and-forth. After finishing his set, Athens DJ B-Funk’s proposed to his girlfriend – and she accepted! It was a very touching moment and I’m glad to have witnessed it.

This was my third time photographing HallOUween (as us OU kids like to call it) and I try to come away with something different every time. If I were to cover this for a news outlet I would have approached it differently but this is a chance for me to be creative and play with my camera. I like to head out with one lens and one camera; this time my 6D with a 28mm f/1.8 and an off-camera flash. I’ve never used this lens before so it was a learning experience. Here are some of my favorites from the evening!

(Calvin Mattheis | Ohio Athletics)

HalloweenBlockParty

(Calvin Mattheis | Ohio Athletics)

(Calvin Mattheis | Ohio Athletics)

(Calvin Mattheis | Ohio Athletics)

(Calvin Mattheis | Ohio Athletics)

(Calvin Mattheis | Ohio Athletics)

(Calvin Mattheis | Ohio Athletics)

(Calvin Mattheis | Ohio Athletics)

(Calvin Mattheis | Ohio Athletics)

(Calvin Mattheis | Ohio Athletics)

(Calvin Mattheis | Ohio Athletics)

(Calvin Mattheis | Ohio Athletics)

(Calvin Mattheis | Ohio Athletics)

(Calvin Mattheis | Ohio Athletics)

(Calvin Mattheis | Ohio Athletics)

(Calvin Mattheis | Ohio Athletics)

(Calvin Mattheis | Ohio Athletics)

(Calvin Mattheis | Ohio Athletics)

(Calvin Mattheis | Ohio Athletics)

DJ B-Funk proposes to his girlfriend – and she accepts! 

(Calvin Mattheis | Ohio Athletics)

(Calvin Mattheis | Ohio Athletics)

(Calvin Mattheis | Ohio Athletics)

(Calvin Mattheis | Ohio Athletics)

(Calvin Mattheis | Ohio Athletics)

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