The Hold Steady Trailer

•January 29, 2014 • Leave a Comment

I shot and edited this footage in Nashville in August and October during the recording sessions for the new Hold Steady album. More videos including interviews with the band and the producer will also be released soon.

Fav 5 of 2013

•January 5, 2014 • Leave a Comment

G of GXU Images annually requests a “Fav 5″ list of local photographers’ five favorite shots taken during the past year. My group of five (errr, 10) can be seen by clicking here. As an aside, this photo of Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit, taken after their sold-out New Year’s Eve show at the Jefferson Theater, was the very last photo I took in 2013. The show was a perfect ending to an encouraging year of recovery and improvement.

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Let There Be Light Projection and Portraits

•December 15, 2013 • Leave a Comment

This is my projection piece for the Let There Be Light exhibit held on December 13th. The new Hoops Dreams Volume II portraits are linked below the video.

The entire set of photos can be seen here :: “Hoop Dreams Volume I & II”

Let There Be Light

•November 13, 2013 • Leave a Comment

I am honored to be a part of the 2013 Let There Be Light exhibit on the grounds of the Earl Dickinson Fine Arts Building. The date is Friday, December 13th from 6-9pm (rain moves it one day). Admission is free as are the glow-in-the-dark maps to the displays of all 18 participating artists. I will be showing seven new portraits in the Hoop Dreams photo series that combine dance, human interaction and light painting. Unique transparent printing methods specifically developed for Let There Be Light will make the subjects come to life in a luminous glow. Also, I will have a Hoop Dreams projection video with a soundtrack featuring LCD Soundsystem, Beastie Boys, Modest Mouse and Young MC.


RVA Magazine Interview

•October 31, 2013 • Leave a Comment

Richmond’s RVA published a nice feature article and interview with me and Brian Wimer focusing on our “Slumber Party Massacre” photo series. Read it here :: “The Delightfully Macabre Photography Of Rich Tarbell & Brian Wimer”.

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The Pumpkin and The Sword

•October 30, 2013 • Leave a Comment

At some point recently I decided the world needs less cat videos and more self-carving sword-swallowing pumpkin videos. So, Brian Wimer and I shot this with the stunning, talented and creative Opal Lechmanski. I edited this short piece together with music by The Hogwaller Ramblers.

the hold steady II

•October 23, 2013 • Leave a Comment

I was back in Nashville last week filming during the last days of mixing for their sixth album to be released in early 2014. This was filmed during an afternoon break from the sessions. To clarify, it is an original song written and performed by Steve Selvidge but it is not a Hold Steady song – it is just one he decided to play at that moment.


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