In The Heat Of The Night Vol. 5: Midnight Marauders


The cosmos of hops has harmoniously intertwined as we unite with the audacious brew masters at Bingo! Beer Co. Our team of city voyagers, equipped with cameras, embarks on an imaginative journey every weekend. They’re plunging into the rabbit hole to explore the pulsating veins of the city that reverberates like an endless nocturnal celebration beyond the eerie hours.

This week, our lensman stepped out to a number of popular locales in Richmond to capture the scene post 10pm. We made a trip to the subterranean goth stronghold known as Fallout. The Cobra Cabana is the epicenter for the city’s inked, bold, and beautiful rock community, and needless to say, our comrades at Bingo! Beer Co. always know how to have a good time.

Now, my dears, we yearn for your enigmatic hideaways, your wild festivities, or that mysterious meetup spot where the inexperienced fear to tread. Or maybe you possess that spark in your eye and the eagerness to command the camera like a contemporary Cartier-Bresson? Don’t hold back, serenade us with your allure at


CJ Payne

CJ Payne

After studying Classical Performance and Sound Engineering at William Paterson University, CJ moved to Richmond in 2020 where he took up photography. No stranger to the local music scene, CJ has been making a name for himself by shooting concerts around town. You can find more of his work at

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