Monthly Archives: February 2010
I was driving home after shooting a wedding (another blog post for that soon) when I saw him. The banjo, the hat, the overalls… I knew I had to pull over and take his picture — if he would let me, of course. Permission was definitely going to be in order, because I wanted to use my octobox, I saw the picture in my head before I ever got out of my truck.
Erik has been playing the banjo for 33 years, and it shows. His effortless picking was only outshone by his amazing handlebar mustache. He told me that he loves shooting in front of The Kiva, a great little grocery in Eugene, because of the appreciation their customers show him. I guess people who like good wine and good food also like good music. I’m planning on doing more impromptu portraits here in town… bring on the Spring.
This shot was a special request by Erik. Happy to oblige.
I absolutely adore music photography. I love the freedom to do just about anything… to break out of normal portraiture and into more conceptual directions. To be honest, this conceptual realm isn’t an area I have a lot of experience in, but I plan on changing that in 2010. I already have some potential shoots in the planning stages. Fingers crossed.
Eugene may not be Nashville, but we have a fantastic music town. Excellent bands come through here on a regular basis, and I’m going to see what I can do about seeing more of them, and, if I’m lucky, you’ll get to see them, too.
The last image image in that set is from a shoot I did for local group, Caleb & Sol, for their first CD. Below is the most recent shoot we did, and there’s plans for another coming soon. Repeat business is always good, but it is never better than when the job is for someone insanely easy to shoot, and a lot of fun to be around.