Wrapped up Day 2 of the Lauren Hoffman / The Secret Storm video shoot at IX Art Park by bringing in some lovely and talented people. Without giving away too much of the premise, fire-eating and breathing by Opal with burlesque performance by Deepa de Jour from Richmond VA. The album is still in the mixing process with a late Spring / early Summer release date to be determined.
Batesville Market, the coolest country store in all of Virginia is back in business and they are hosting an exhibit of 16 of my photographs. When they invited me to do the show I took a cue from the new Batesville Market t-shirts with the “LOCAL” logo emblazoned on the front and decided to tailor the theme around my favorite recent portraits of local musicians, performers and friends. There will be a small, informal First Fridays opening from 4-6pm on January 2nd and the photographs will be up in the store throughout the month of January. Do yourself a favor and get out of town for a couple hours, enjoy the scenic drive into the country and grab one of their delicious fried bologna sandwiches and some homemade mac ‘n’ cheese!
Of all the musicians I have met and shot over the last couple years, right at the top of the “nice guys” list is Rhett Miller of the Old 97’s. Here is a set of 25 photos from last night’s show at the Jefferson Theater with my good buddy Sally Rose opening :: :: Old 97’s and Sally Rose Band ::
I took a few photos of Opal’s new sword swallowing stunt (swallowing the sword and then bending over at the waist). The full set of the beautiful and talented Opal can be found by clicking on this link for the Flickr album.
Last weekend I was fortunate enough to be granted permission to shoot the The Replacements / Hold Steady / Deer Tick show in New York City at the Forest Hills Tennis Stadium. Although I got some good close-up shots from inside the security barrier at the front of the stage, the photo below is one of my favorites from the night just because of the sheer scale of it. The entire set of 33 photos can be found by clicking on my Flickr link.