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...]

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...]

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!

Apr 172013
 
The “New Years Rulin’s” Photo Project: Behind The Scenes, #17 Don't Get Lonesome

[You can read the rest of this series here.] THE CONCEPT At the onset of this project there were a handful of artists I knew I wanted to work with. The band Ha Ha Tonka was one of those artists, and I couldn’t be happier with the way this experience unfolded. This is one of [Continue Reading...]

Apr 082013
 
Zae and LAHmike for Down Label Records

I’ve been wanting to shoot promos for a hip-hop act for a while now so I was delighted when this project came my way. Shot on a chilly March evening in less than an hour, these photos of Zae and LAHmike will be used by their label to promote the up-and-coming rappers. I had never [Continue Reading...]

Feb 222013
 
Promo Photos: Ben Daniel / The Uncredibles

Ben came to me with a fully-formed vision of what he wanted from his new press photos, right down to the props and location. It’s always nice when that happens because it lets me focus on fulfilling my client’s needs within a defined set of parameters. Some might find it confining, but I feel just [Continue Reading...]

Feb 122013
 
I Have A Bomb, On A Boat

First of all, I Have A Bomb is a band (and a darn good one). They just happened to choose a name that no one can mention within a mile of an airport. Just wanna get that out of the way for all of the Feds that are undoubtedly reading this blog post due to [Continue Reading...]