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.
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”.
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.
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.
Those Darlins did a small acoustic set before their recent show in Charlottesville and I put this together with them.
This week Superchunk started there east coast tour by stopping by Virginia Arts Recording Studio the afternoon before their show in Charlottesville. I filmed this song that they were nice enough to play as per my request/suggestion.
I spent last week in Nashville filming The Hold Steady as they recorded their sixth album. The recording process wraps up this week and my photos and videos should be out shortly thereafter. The album should be out in early 2014. In the meantime, here is a spontaneous one of Craig Finn taken on August 21st on the studio grounds.