El Chilito by Trevor Powers in Austin, Texas, USA

When it rains in Austin, its usually quick and heavy.  The roads become slick and dangerous, the air starts to smell of all the dead sun-soaked grass, trash that’s melted into the sidewalk, and the build up of dried dog urine – at least in East Austin.  At the same time, though, the rain is well needed and very welcomed.

Name: Trevor Powers

Place you live: Austin, Texas, USA

Place your photo was taken: East Austin

Can you sum up Austin? The place I live is still very new to me, but I have realized a few things about it: its hot, its spread out, its bright, its dark, and its wild.

Occupation: I spend most of the day with dogs.

Preoccupation: Still spending most of the day with dogs.

A perfect day in Austin? Breakfast tacos, swimming, sitting on the front porch.

If someone was visiting, what must they do? Eat sometimes surprisingly good food from a truck in a vacant lot or behind a bar, swim in a natural spring, and watch the sunset.

What is the best thing about your spot?  The extra wide bike lanes.

What is the worst? The over abundance of graphic designers.

A little known fact about where you live? Its the only city in the world that still operates moonlight towers.

Where is your favorite place in the world? I don’t think I’ve found it yet.

Who are your three favorite photographers? Rinko KawauchiNigel Shafran, and Irina Rozovsky.