Friday, March 24, 2006

SXSW and flickr

Originally uploaded by SleddPhotography.
I joined flickr. I put up some photos from parties and things! If you are on flickr please add me as a contact.

Monday, March 20, 2006

SXSW is over

Stats for the week...
photographed 72 bands
recieved 37 business cards
slept 4.5 hours night

if you would like to see some photos check them out on flickr.

Tuesday, March 14, 2006


I'm busy doing the SXSW thing. The only thing missing from this photo is a martini. Photo by Scott Beale at Laughing Squid!

Monday, March 13, 2006


Random. I won an IPOD because I was the random person of the day.

Wednesday, March 08, 2006


My photo is on Mastercards homepage.

Friday, March 03, 2006

Thursday, March 02, 2006

Progress Photo Show

Mary Sledd Solo Photo Show
Progress Coffee, Austin TX
March 15 - April 1

Mary Sledd – Law school dropout, reality TV show star, live music photographer.

Lots of people take music photos. The thing that separates me from the crowd is my approach. The first key to making great music photos is access. I’m a firm believer in the fake photo pass. If it is laminated people assume it must be official. Just be careful to choose a publication that is not so prestigious it is unbelievable. I also like to take a small plastic stool with me to shows. It makes me taller than other people in the crowd so I don’t have to be crushed against the stage. And most importantly I never shoot live music with out my noise canceling ear muffs. They look a little funny, but they are OSHA approved. With the earmuffs on I can stand next to PA and take pictures effortlessly.

I grew up taking pictures for the Austin Chronicle. They first published my work when I was 16 and I’ve been working for them ever since. I’ve also had photos published in many major publications including Nylon, Lucky, Photographers Forum and Box Magazine. I want to work for Rollingstone when I grow up.