Nov 302013
 
The “New Years Rulin’s” Photo Project: Behind The Scenes, #33 Wake Up And Fight

[You can read the rest of this series here.] THE CONCEPT Ironically, the final photo in this series was one of the first that I shot. Actually, I think it was the first. Probably because it was the easiest one to setup. The location was my bedroom, the makeup artist is a friend of mine, [Continue Reading...]

Nov 162013
 
The “New Years Rulin’s” Photo Project: Behind The Scenes, #32 Make Up Your Mind

[You can read the rest of this series here.] THE CONCEPT I came up with the voting metaphor pretty quickly on this one, being an election year and all, but the idea for the photo wasn’t fully realized until I discovered that you can buy an old voting machine on eBay! A voting machine from [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...]

Nov 022013
 
The “New Years Rulin’s” Photo Project: Behind The Scenes, #30 Love Pete

[You can read the rest of this series here.] THE CONCEPT Before I could plan this photo, I had a bit of a mystery to solve: Who, exactly, was Pete? Most people assumed that this Rulin’ referred to Woody Guthrie’s longtime collaborator Pete Seeger. I figured that was the case, but as I learned more [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 102013
 
The “New Years Rulin’s” Photo Project: Behind The Scenes, #28 Love Mama

[You can read the rest of this series here.] THE CONCEPT I think this one speaks for itself! It is all about the people involved, so I went for a straightforward, simple and clean portrait. THE PEOPLE Writer Robin Wheeler was one of the keys to this entire project. She was planning a Guthrie centennial [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...]

Sep 122013
 
The “New Years Rulin’s” Photo Project: Behind The Scenes, #24 Send Mary And Kids Money

[You can read the rest of this series here.] THE CONCEPT Oh man. This one was such a difficult shot to conceive. The hardest one in the entire project. In fact, it ended up being the final photo taken for the series because I couldn’t figure out how to shoot it. I knew it would [Continue Reading...]