LostinAustin.org is, at it's heart, an entertainment/lifestyle directory. While providing entertainment, business and event descriptive and locations in a user-friendly, mobile ready format is our ultimate charge, entertaining you along the way, we hope, will be our niche.

We've chosen photography, in large part, to tell our Austin story, and we've been fortunate enough to attract some of Austin's leading lifestyle/street photographers as contributors to lostinaustin.org and her sister site 6street.com.

Austin is a once bucolic state college town turned teeming international music, tech and entertainment destination. Her transformation, while truly impressive, was not altogether unexpected for those of us lauding her allure while at the same time desperately trying to guard her secrets. Austin has experienced, and continues to experience extortionate growth and change and we hope to document and deliver it all.

Will Taylor


Publisher, Sales, Partnership Coordinator -
After 25 years in the financial services industry, most of that spent with Amsterdam based The ING Group, Will developed and currently manages four on-line publications - Lost In Austin, 6street.com, laketravis.com and The Mountain Guide. Will splits time between homes in Austin and Crested Butte, CO. He's also an admittedly amateur member of the media/photography team. You can contact Will here.

Kate McDermott

Kate McDermott - Blog Contributor - LostinAustin.org

Blog Contributor -
Kate is a copywriter and content writer at Eat, Drink, and Write Copy, her Austin-based writing outfit. She creates content for bars, restaurants, and hospitality-focused businesses, sprinkling in as much wit and charm as she can muster. Kate is passionate about food, adult beverages, and having a good time. You can find examples of her work on her website or contact her here.

Matthew Carlin

Blog Contributor -
Matt is a local blogger and journalist covering all things music, food, and culture here in Austin. After covering the Austin music scene extensively, Matt's now branching out into other types of content creation. You can visit Matt here and peruse his writing and photography work. You can contact Matt here.

Justin Snider

Justin Snyder

Photo Contributor -
As a former teacher and now a Technology Specialist by day, Justin has spent the last 15 years teaching and training others to use Photoshop and other graphic tools. Only in the last few years has he started exploring his own creativity through photography and graphic design. His true interests lie in aerial, landscape, and architectural photography. His work has been featured by KVUE News, Visit Austin, City Of Round Rock, the Round The Rock blog, and 365 Things To Do In Austin. You can see more of Justin's work at Rock Studios, Inc., on Facebook and Instagram. You can reach Justin here.

Ryan Conine


Photo Contributor -
Ryan's an Austin based photographer specializing in aerial and ground based photography in Austin and the surrounding Hill Country. The goal behind every shot is to capture a view from a unique vantage point that nobody has seen before. Many of the photos taken come from the use of what most would call a drone. Others are taken at ground level taking advantage of lights, shadows and reflections. Ryan's work can bee seen on his business Facebook page and his photography website. Ryan can be reached here.

Jason Squyres

Jason Squyres

Photo Contributor -
Jason Squyres is a Fine Art, Landscape, and Portrait photographer based in Central Texas. You may have seen some of his images in various magazines, featured on websites, or hanging on walls of professional offices & homes in the Texas Hill Country. Jason is available for commercial and location work as well as being open to consulting on projects. The majority of his work is available to be purchased in print or for licensing. Jason's work can be found at Red 5 Photography and Facebook. You can reach Jason here.

Gino Barasa


Creative Support, Editorial, Blog/Photo Contributor -
Gino is an Austin based photographer specializing in making everything look awesome. It's really that simple. Gino's been a photography judge for viewbug.com and his work has been featured in the statesman.com, americansongwriter.com, austinot.com, petetownsend.net, roadhouserelics.com. Check out Gino's work at 1138 Studios, Gino Barasa FB, 1138 Studios FB, Linkedin, Twitter and Youtube. You can contact Gino here.

Jeff Vaillancourt


Photo Contributor -
Jeff Vaillancourt may not make his living pursuing street photography, but that is where his passion lies. Recipient of The Austin Chronicle’s 2015 Best of Austin award for street photography. His work has been featured in vespermagazine.com, wastelandweekend.com, La Vita in Immagini unidivers.fr Jeff’s work can be found at vaillancourtphotography.com, Vaillancourt Photography FB and Instagram. You can reach Jeff here.

Alyssa Taylor


Partner Liaison, Billing -
Alyssa's responsibilities at LostInAustin are numerous and largely undefined. She's a project manager extraordinaire and exacting enough to maintain client page and event post redaction. She also handles partner billing duties. Alyssa is a blog contributor at laketravis.com. You can contact Alyssa here.

Ben Taylor

Ben Taylor

Content Manager, Proof Reader, Facebook Events Manager -
Ben's a lifetime Austinite, a Lake Travis HS graduate and attended UTSA and the Austin School of Photography. Ben's taken over content management of the site and handles our client FB Event management program. He's also on our photography team and many of our partner page header photos are his. Ben manages our partner photo gallery and our huge catalog of Austin photos. Ben can be reached here.

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