Jan 272015
 
A New Project:  All Of The Faces

I have decided to photograph all of my Facebook friends. There it is. That’s the project. Seems pretty straightforward. It is, and it isn’t. IMPETUS Over the week between Christmas and New Year’s Eve I sequestered myself in the new studio and posted a note on Facebook asking for volunteers to pose for portraits while [Continue Reading…]

Jan 152015
 
Playtime In The New Studio (Mildly NSFW)

I spent the bulk of November cleaning out an old motorcycle repair shop and converting it into a photography studio. It is now 1250 square feet of shooting space equipped with such cutting edge amenities as an old dorm fridge and a coffee maker. A truckload of IKEA furniture makes it a little more comfy [Continue Reading…]

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…]

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 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…]