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!
The ever so awesome Arshad has released a new song that completely blew up the tumblr blogosphere and twitter thanks to The Hunger Games fans!
He released “Girl on Fire” originally as a private release for submission to Universal for The Hunger Games soundtrack which then just exploded all over the internet, getting tens of thousands of hits in days. You can see more info on the song here.
The impact and popularity wasn’t anticipated to be SO huge so we quickly put together a shoot for the cover of “Girl on Fire” so it could be released on iTunes! Please support the artist and buy the song.
We also had some fun shooting in the “forest” (aren’t really any forests in LA) to get some “game” photos.
Be sure to follow Arshad for more updates about Girl on Fire and future updates about his music and The Hunger Games!
Website / Girl on Fire Website / Facebook / Twitter / Youtube / iTunes
In other news regarding The Hunger Games, check back in a week or two about another blog post regarding one of the actresses in the movie! (;
Channel(s) is a new up-and-coming band (think indie/folk) who have great potential and tons of personality. They recorded some live demos (check them out here) and are currently working on getting their EP together.
Went with something simple and clean that would really showcase who they are for this first promo shoot.
Adele, an amazing English singer-songwriter, released her newest album, 21, in the US a little over a week ago. Her songs on this album are so strong, emotional, and definitely relatable.
“It’s different from 19 — it’s about the same things but in a different light. I deal with things differently now. I’m more patient, more honest, more forgiving and more aware of my own flaws, habits and principles – something that comes with age I think.” – Adele in a Press Release
Have been listening to The Rocket Summer’s Of Men and Angels: B-Sides nonstop for the past couple of weeks.
Check out The Rocket Summer:
Website / Myspace / Twitter
And on a slightly different note, tomorrow I’m shooting for Steppie’s new line and on Saturday I’m going to see Mae perform.
Has been a pmtoday kind of day.
Love their incorporation of different styles.
Had a chance to work with DJ Geo-D again earlier this month.
Kept the look pretty edgy and urban but still with lots of class.
DJ Geo-D is from the Bay, currently located in the OC, and quite possibly could be relocating to Japan.
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