I don’t know if I’ve ever mentioned how much I love shooting musicians and bands. It’s a completely different experience than shooting other subjects. They tend to be very fun, relaxed shoots and are always ready to try new things on the fly. Hopefully in 2013 (if the world doesn’t end tomorrow haha) I’ll get even more opportunities to meet and work with more talented musicians.
Did a quick shoot with Colleagues, a hardcore band from Los Angeles.
Brainchild of Kenny, this project has been evolving over the past couple of years. Although there are 25 songs written so far, they continue to build, mold, and rework the music into something great (but not always what they have originally intended). As the members have also been shifting throughout the project, they are currently looking for a full-time guitarist and bassist so let them know if anyone is interested!
I know I haven’t updated any photos in months. Instead of updating from waaaay back I’ll just start with this band. They don’t really have a name yet, so we’ll call them Tricks Aren’t for Kids (TAFK) for now.
They’re a group of guys who used to jam, decided to start writing and voila! a band was formed. TAFK is: Wes (drums), Dave (rhythm guitar), Sean (lead guitar), Drew (bass), and Warren (vocals). As for their sound: “Incubus meets Muse meets Foo Fighters meets Temper Trap meets Clapton.”
They’re a very energetic group of guys, even for shooting at 9AM in Downtown LA.
I feel a little rusty shooting groups of people like this. I can’t wait to keep shooting more bands, though. If you know a band who wants photos, send them my way!
Of course when I visited Kenny I couldn’t resist shooting him while he practiced drumming (you probably remember him from the Take Cover shoot a while back). The shoot was a spur-of-the-moment one, but he wanted something moody.
Shot again using ambient light and wanted to go for something a little different so I shot some with a cropped frame lens on full frame settings. With the shadows I think it came out pretty cool.
This boy is an extremely talented musician and songwriter and his drums are beautiful. It was fun getting to shoot someone in action and I got a drumming lesson after. (: