I was asked to shoot some new publicity images for singer/songwriter Jeff Green before he heads off to lay down some of his new material in Austin, Texas at the end of the month. I was also asked to art direct the shoot. We didn't have much time to shoot so wanted to select a location with lots of opportunity. What would be better than an old red barn and a retired and rusted 56 Chevy Short Bed Step Side pick up. With an old door hinge holding the driver door on, no less. The location was ideal also because it lay in deep shadow allowing for some supplemental lighting. Sometimes when we arrive on a set that is as prolific as this was, it's almost overwhelming or confusing as to where to begin. Jeff is a talented musician who plays several instruments, but the clincher is that he's a long haul truck driver on the side taking him away from wife and kids sometimes for 2 weeks at a time.
Tuesday, May 8, 2012
We've been having a blast this spring shooting the kind of things we love to shoot. Most recently we were out with a few of our new friends shooting some Motocross and ATV action. It's a dirty business, but someone needs to do it, right ? I've been cleaning sand out of my ears ever since, but the gear held up well with a little forethought. A few plastic bags and some gaffers tape. We've used them as ponchos for talent, to lay on in the mud ... and to cart out the trash.
This is the first of what I'm sure will be a long "blogging" experience. So follow us as we wind our way along from shoot to shoot and we'll post some of our experiences that may, if nothing else, make you feel better about yourself.
And remember...photos don't shoot themselves.