I had a fun time recently shooting country musician and all-around great guy Thomas Rhett for Ford. Thomas had been a long-time Ford truck owner ever since he got his first F-150 when he was young. We shot these at his property south of Nashville.
Capturing artists in their element is one of my favorite things to shoot. An artist working on their music in a recording studio reminds me a lot of the time that I spend in my photography studio creating my photos. Here's a few photos from some recent shoots that I've done in various recording studios... First here's a screen capture from Canon's web site of a photo shoot I did for them of Mat Kearney. It was truly an honor to shoot for Canon, a company I've been loyal to for almost 15 years now. And of course Mat was super to work with. This shot was taken at his home studio in Nashville.
Next up is one from a fun shoot I did with Cole Swindell at Sound Emporium Studios in Nashville. Cole was a very chill and easy to hang with person. He made it a lot of fun.
And then I spent the day with Gavin Degraw shooting him for Snapple. Gavin was a hilarious and super fun guy to work with. I could have sat and listened to him telling funny stories for hours.
And lastly here's one of Atlantic Records artist High Valley that I shot at Dark Horse Studios in Franklin, just south of Nashville. To say that these 2 guys (who are brothers) are fun, is an understatement. The day was filled with laughter and it made my job a lot easier.
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.
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.