Photo Shoots

Tennessee Titans Photo Shoot

I spent the first part of my life in the New England area (Boston, New Hampshire, Maine) so I'm naturally a fan of the Red Sox, Bruins and Celtics. I have however never been a fan of the Patriots. I can't explain why; they just never clicked with me. I moved around a lot over 11 states, but it wasn't until I moved to Nashville that I finally found an NFL team that I felt like I could call my own. That team was the Tennessee Titans. So I was super excited when the Titans called me to take the player photos for their 2018 season. What made it even more special was the fact that the team was getting brand new uniforms designed by Nike. There was a lot of buzz, especially around Nashville, about the new look of the uniforms. Rumors were flying, and all of them were wrong.

I was brought in to shoot the new season in the new uniforms. It was great to be one of the first people to ever see the new looks. Here's a few of the photos. Be on the lookout for more of them everywhere. You'll see them on TV, in print, online and of course on the sides of Nissan Stadium.

 Tennessee Titans

Tennessee Titans

 Tennessee Titans

Tennessee Titans

 Tennessee Titans

Tennessee Titans

Dashboard Confessional Album Photo Shoot

I've shot Chris Carrabba a few times, both with him and his full band. This year he released his 7th album as Dashboard Confessional; his first in 8 years. I was stoked to shoot him and the band once again for this historic release. Dashboard pretty much created a whole genre of emo-influenced music that has had massive repercussions on artists that came after. For this latest shoot we did most of it at my studio outside of Nashville. I wish I could show more photos that aren't being released yet. Some of my favorites probably won't be rolled out until later in the year.

Dashboard Confessional Dashboard Confessional

Dashboard Confessional Dashboard Confessional

New Found Glory Album Photo Shoot

I had the fun of shooting the promo and packaging photos for the latest album by New Found Glory. I had previously worked with guitarist Chad Gilbert on a video for his side project What's Eating Gilbert. That experience combined with having hung out the NFG guys before gave me a taste of what I was in for. And that was a hilarious, zany time full of laughs, good times and great photos. We did the photo shoot at my studio outside of Nashville. The new album is called "Makes Me Sick" and it's another step forward both lyrically and musically for the pride of Coral Springs, Florida. The music is influenced by 80's music and the words project a hopeful frustration with the apathetic attitudes of the world right now.

New Found Glory

Patricia Nash Lifestyle Fashion Photo Shoot

These photos I shot are just now getting released in ads so I thought I’d share some of them here. This was a lifestyle fashion photo shoot I did for the Patricia Nash brand. My team drove from Nashville to Knoxville a couple of months ago to do this shoot. It was freezing that day, but these models were pros and did an amazing job. Patricia Nash is an amazing fashion line focusing mainly on handbag and shoes, although they are venturing into other areas as well. This was a day shoot with 2 locations; one at a marina just outside of Knoxville and one at the company's headquarters.

I do quite a bit of fashion photography for clothing lines in Nashville and elsewhere. As someone who used to own a small clothing company in Southern California, I love fashion and fashion photography.

Knoxville Photographer Knoxville Photography Knoxville Photography Knoxville Photographer Knoxville Advertsing Photographer Knoxville Advertising Photography Knoxville Lifestyle Photographer Knoxville PhotographerDavid Bean: Nashville Photographers

 

Healthcare Photography

Nashville is considered by many to be the healthcare mecca of the U.S. Nashville's healthcare industry is much larger than it's music and entertainment ones. Because of that I end up shooting a lot of healthcare photography both here in Nashville and all across the U.S. I just launched a new portfolio section called Healthcare Photography for Advertising. I've shot healthcare photos for several years now but recently decided I should have a portfolio for some of it. It's very different shooting people in a hospital environment and also a great privilege. To have people trust you enough in their vulnerable moments is not something I take lightly when shooting the photos for hospitals and healthcare companies.

 

What You Didn't See in 2014

I know a lot of photographers are doing "Best Of" posts for the new year. It's always great to see those and look back on the previous year.  I wanted to do something slightly different. Instead of doing a "Best Of" I thought I'd show some photos I took in 2014 that aren't on my site & most people have never seen before.

I love what I get to do for a living and the people I get to do it with; every photo shoot is so different from each other. I'm really looking forward to what 2015 has in store.

Enjoy these!

A&E_Bucks_DavidBean_1032 _VR_1904 _VR_0127 _VR_0365 _VR_0397 _VR_3125_new _VR_3064  _VR_3344_Final JeremyCamp_PressImage _VR_6092 Shawn McDonald  _VR_6770 _VR_6539 _VR_7115 _VR_7146 _VR_7412 _VR_7748 _VR_9303 _VR_9391 _VR_9441 _VR_9471 _VR_9781  David-Bean_Alan-Powell_-124 David-Bean_Alan-Powell_-271

Photo Shoots for Banded

I love my clients; I really do. I get to work with a lot of great people and companies. Banded is one such company that I enjoy working with. Banded is a Nashville based company that makes headbands that are step above all others. They are one size-fits-all that are non-slip, which makes them great for active lifestyles. They're sold all over the country and I'm regularly see them being worn all the time. I've done their photography for the last few years. Here's a few shots from some of those photo shoots. Since they're based in Nashville and so am I, we shot all of these photos in and around the Nashville area. From their site... BANDED™ headbands are the original no slip, automatically adjusting headbands that fits both children and adults. Our patent-pending design allows you to wear your BANDED™ headband all day long without getting a headache and prevents the headband from pinching or pulling your hair. Due to the soft velvet lining that keeps the headbands on, you will be able to focus on the day and not worry about looking in the mirror to adjust it. You can finally style it and forget about it.

Check out their site and do some shopping and take a look at the photos below...

Lifestyle photography Advertising

_VR_0085 _VR_0187 _VR_6903_VR_0250 _VR_0291  _VR_0476 _VR_0490 _VR_0681 _VR_0737 _VR_1242 _VR_3104 _VR_3236 _VR_3856 _VR_3922 _VR_5189 _VR_6165 _VR_0313_VR_9798

Independent Musician Photography

I don't blog about my photo shoots very often, but I'll be changing that soon to show some behind the scenes shots, photos and outtakes from various shoots. In the meantime, below are some photos from a few different independent artist shoots I've done. Besides the larger, more established musicians I shoot, I shoot a lot of unsigned and independent musicians for the artists themselves, management companies and smaller labels. Nashville independent artist musician

I love these photos for several reasons, but one is that most of these photos were shot here in Nashville where musicians flock to either record, live or both. Nashville truly is Music City; a diverse collective of creative musicians that cross all genres. We are also home to some of the best songwriters, session players, recording studios, producers and engineers on the planet.

Nashville independent artist musician

I love shooting these less-established, up-and-coming musicians for various reasons. It's always fun to work more closely with the artist beforehand than I normally would on a bigger label shoot. It's also enjoyable to see the early formations of people's careers before they hit the big time. I feel a sense of pride when I see them become exposed to bigger and bigger audiences over time, knowing that I played a part in helping to shape their image.

Nashville independent artist musician

Music has always been one of my greatest passions. I've been in bands, managed a band for 4 years and photograph musicians all the time. I know the music business very well and I know what the industry wants when it comes to an artists image. To be able to combine my love of photography with music is such a joy to me as an artist.

Nashville independent artist musician

The music industry has changed so much in the last 10 years. I've been there in the thick of it ebbing and flowing with both the positive and negative effects. Despite what some see as a crisis in the music business; there has never been a better time to be an independent artist. The Internet, social media and the lower costs of producing photos and videos has opened doors to reach new fans that were almost impossible just a few years ago.

Nashville independent artist musician

As the industry continues to change I love being there, documenting it and helping the next generation of musicians shape their image.

So enjoy these photos of up-and-coming artists who you may or may not have ever heard of...yet.

Nashville independent artist musician

Nashville independent artist musician

Nashville independent artist musician

Nashville independent artist musician

Nashville independent artist musician

Nashville independent artist musician

Nashville independent artist musician

In the Studio with Rival Sons

One of my favorite things to be hired to do is to go into a recording studio with a band or artist and document them while they make their album.

I just finished up a few days in the studio with band Rival Sons shooting both photography and video. This was my second time in the studio with them; both times here in Nashville. The photos will be used for publicity as well as the packaging for the album itself. You can see the photos from the previous time on their last album.

It's always interesting and fun to see the different approach and processes artists take in a studio environment. Check out Rival Sons; they are one of the few bands today making real blues-based rock and roll. They combine that with a nice touch of classic rock to make great music.

I enjoy working with them because besides being talented they're great guys who take their music but not themselves too seriously. Check them out

Here's a few photos from this most recent session in Nashville.

nashville music photography

Drummer drumming

nashville music photography

nashville music photography

nashville music photography

nashville music photography

nashville music photography

nashville music photography

nashville music photography