I've been shooting a lot of shows lately, especially in smokey, dimly lit venues, and I've found that I really like the photos better in black and white. I've also found that I enjoy shooting backstage more than the actual performances themselves. I have a lot of favorites from the past few shows, here's a bunch of them: (click on a photo to see it larger, these little thumbnails don't really do them justice)
So I recently did a shoot with one of my good friends, Mr. Ryan Ellis of Swing States. He put together a little Valentine's Day "Love Basket" including a couple fantastic songs and the concept photos I took of him. Here are the photos, now go download the songs!!!
One of the greatest aspects of attending a music school is getting to shoot so many of my talented friends. Hopefully they'll all become mega-famous and I can ride into wealth and fortune on their coattails. Kidding, of course. I mean, unless it happens, then I'm serious. Anyway, around this time of year all of the senior recitals begin taking place, I've been given the opportunity to work on a few different posters for friends' recitals. Here are a couple of my favorite poster/images.
Nashville has received quite a bit of snow recently, 6-10 inches to be exact. Because we hardly see this much snow in these parts, it sort of felt like the entire city was on vacation for a few days; people were staying off the roads, there were throngs of folks at the park sledding and such, and everyone was just having a great time and enjoying their community. Well, apparently snow also brings photographers together as my good photo friends Andrew and Jenilee and I got together a few times to take advantage of the rare scenery. (My new profile photo was taken by Jenilee, thanks Jenilee!)
The Villa guys.
I dragged Jenilee's roommate Melissa into a few shots.
Mark looking dapper as always.
Rachel couldn't decide how she felt about the snow...