I made a concerted effort on this shoot not to get caught up in overly complex lighting schemes. I have a bad habit of doing that at the expense of eliciting genuine responses from my subjects and going overboard with the lighting might have compromised the simple vibe we were after anyway.
Shot on assignment for the cool kids at I Went To A Show, where you can read Julie Dill’s review of the concert.
I always said I would never do weddings. I was around them a lot when I was younger since my mom owned a bridal shop and I worked for a while as the bridal registry consultant at a department store (seriously). I saw my share of “Bridezillas”. I know the stresses involved in these things. No way in hell did I want to deal with any of that drama.
I mean, if you are a wine enthusiast looking for a cozy, dimly-lit joint in which to enjoy a phenomenal range of wines served by a talented, knowledgeable staff then it’s perfect. But if you are a photographer on the move trying to shoot a fast-moving crew of three chefs working in a makeshift kitchen, it’s flat-out DARK.
Stanton Moore is one of my drumming heroes, primarily because his mixture of funk chops and rock bombast aligns perfectly with my own drumming ideals. Of course, he pulls it off much, MUCH better than I typically do. In the past I have photographed Stanton in clinic and with his electrifying band Galactic, but until [Continue Reading...]