Behind the Lens: Jennifer Mesk, pictured center.

Humans of Asheville captures local life in pictures

It’s a sunny day when Jennifer Mesk, the photojournalist behind Humans of Asheville, sets out across the city that serves as her muse. Spotting a group of interesting-looking characters on Patton Avenue, she motions to them, then indicates her camera. They smile curiously, and she crosses the street. “Hi,” she says, smiling. “Can I take your picture?”

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Eye Candy

Foster the People played a thrilling if baffling show at the U.S. Cellular Center last week. It was one of the band’s few dates in advance of their forthcoming sophomore album. Local indie-pop artist Elijah Wyman opened with a solo set that may well have stolen the show. Photos by Halima Flynt.