Mar 272014
 
Kara & Dan (and Bradford) Make A Pair

Get it? Bradford Pair? Kara and Dan are a pair of humans. Bradford is the dog. Yeah. I suck at puns. Anyhoo, this photogenic young duo are quite the songwriting team. In fact, they’ve recently been awarded the John Lennon Songwriting prize. For those of you that don’t know, it’s one hell of a big [Continue Reading...]

Feb 172014
 
Scarlet Tanager Promo Photos

The most common descriptions I’ve heard when discussing Scarlet Tanager are “indie” and “chamber pop”–two labels that have become essentially meaningless due to overuse. I have no room in my head for terms like that anyway. As someone once said, there are two kinds of music: good and bad. Scarlet Tanager is really, really good. [Continue Reading...]

Dec 182013
 
Band Promos: The Reverbs

A few weeks back I did some fresh promo shots for The Reverbs, a group of stellar musicians that recently shuffled their lineup a bit and needed an updated look for their websites and press kit. If you dig talented bands that span the funk, soul and psychedelic genres you should definitely check these guys [Continue Reading...]

Nov 102013
 
The “New Years Rulin’s” Photo Project: Behind The Scenes, #31 Love Everybody

[You can read the rest of this series here.] THE CONCEPT Yet another abstract Rulin, and I’ll freely admit I didn’t know how this one was going to play out, even as we were shooting. I just knew that the subjects were committed to the project and big Guthrie fans, so I had faith that [Continue Reading...]

Oct 182013
 
The “New Years Rulin’s” Photo Project: Behind The Scenes, #29 Love Papa

[You can read the rest of this series here.] THE CONCEPT For me, this is the most satisfying image in the entire series. The concept was simple: to put my dad and I in the same room, playing drums together for the first time in over 20 years, and let the camera do its thing. [Continue Reading...]

Oct 022013
 
The “New Years Rulin’s” Photo Project: Behind The Scenes, #27 Help Win War, Beat Fascism

[You can read the rest of this series here.] THE CONCEPT Guthrie’s guitars infamously had the words “This Machine Kills Fascists” painted on them so that was the jumping off point for this shot. This was also another case of me trying to recreate a classic Guthrie photo. In this instance, I decided to go [Continue Reading...]

Sep 292013
 
The “New Years Rulin’s” Photo Project: Behind The Scenes, #26 Dance Better

[You can read the rest of this series here.] THE CONCEPT You know the phrase “Dance Like No One Is Watching”? That’s where this image is coming from. Simple. THE PEOPLE Speaking of simple, when you are working with photogenic folks like Paige and Evan of the band Sleepy Kitty, it’s pretty simple to make [Continue Reading...]

Sep 202013
 
The “New Years Rulin’s” Photo Project: Behind The Scenes, #25 Play And Sing Good

[You can read the rest of this series here.] THE CONCEPT As I’ve mentioned, this project sprang from the idea to recreate classic portraits of Woody Guthrie using modern musicians that have been influenced by his work. Several iconic images of Guthrie exist, but one of my favorites is this candid portrait which served as [Continue Reading...]

Jun 282013
 
NOMaly Promo Portraits

Quick post of some recent work today. These are some promo portraits for musician/actor/author NOMaly. One light, one location, two hours, lots of different looks. Many thanks to Matt Jackson for the assist!

Jun 062013
 
The “New Years Rulin’s” Photo Project: Behind The Scenes, #20 Dream Good

[You can read the rest of this series here.] THE CONCEPT “Dream good” was another of the more abstract Rulin’s in the project but I again called on my pal Karl F. Eggers to help me pull this off. This time around, he helped flesh out the concept in addition to actually posing in the [Continue Reading...]