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...]

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...]