Jul 082014
 
New Kentucky Knife Fight Promo Photos

It’s always a lot of fun to work with a band whose music you really love, and when the band is both visually and musically creative the pictures usually show it. Case in point: KKF’s singer Jason Holler possesses a background in fine art so during our discussions about the photos we touched on several [Continue Reading…]

Jun 102014
 
New Promos for Bottoms Up Blues Gang

When guitarist Jeremy-Segel Moss asked me if I wanted to shoot some new promo portraits in a recently burned-out house, it wasn’t hard to say yes. Jeremy and his partner in musical crime, Kari Liston, are always a hoot to shoot with and the attraction of shooting in one very unique location was pretty enticing. [Continue Reading…]

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…]