Trees in Deep Ellum
Jason Janik is a professional photographer with a focus on music and performance photography. His images have appeared in Spin, The Dallas Morning News, The New York Times, Quick, F!D Luxe, American Profile Magazine, USA Today, Rolling Stone and countless other publications.
He has also worked with Jive Records, Toucan Cove/Universal Records and several indie labels, providing artists with images for albums and promotions.
However, there were a few years prior to all of this success that got him to where he is today. Fortunately, during his college days, he archived these images on a quickly fading to black Geocities blog.
It’s our lucky day, because Jason has offered-up some photos for us to post here on Art&Seek. So let your mind wander back to a time when the streets of Deep Ellum were full of music lovers, the venues were open and packed and Fry Street Fair was still actually still on Fry Street.
Tuck these under your pillows, because once the Geocities site is gone, these photographs are gone forever, except here at Art&Seek and somewhere buried inside Janik Headquarters. Most of the images here were shot between 1997 and 2003. Some of the bands have come and gone, some still perform to this day.
If memories come flooding back from viewing these amazing images, please do share with us in the comments!
Reverend Horton Heat at the 1999 Fry Street Fair
Slow Roosevelt at the 1999 Fry Street Fair
Deathray Davies at the 2000 Fry Street Fair
Adventures of Jet at the 2000 Fry Street Fair
Bowling for Soup at the 2000 Fry Street Fair
Baboon at the 2000 Fry Street Fair
Chomsky at the 2001 Fry Street Fair
Hi-Fi Drowing at the 2001 Fry Street Fair
Flametrick Subs at the 2002 Fry Street Fair
Flickerstick at the 2002 Fry Street Fair
Brave Combo at the 2002 Fry Street Fair