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?”

HATCH fashion slideshow


Groundbreakers and mentors from the fashion discipline of this year’s HATCH festival sent their designs down the runway. The show, held on Saturday at the Grove Arcade, took up the entire north end of the building and featured shoes, jewelry, apparel, hair and makeup, fashion photography and the work of a stylist.