My next big project is Charlottesville Music: Reflections & Retrospections and it is going to be a gallery exhibit and book featuring over 100 local musician portraits all shot between August 2017 and June 2018.
Reflections & Retrospections is a photography project of the present rooted in the past documenting five decades of Charlottesville musicians in their creative spaces. The portraits were created to offer a behind the curtains look at the musicians in their own comfortable confines and collected to celebrate them and the Charlottesville music scene they nurtured. To supplement the photographs I decided to compile a oral history based on interviews with some of the musicians as well as non-musicians with intimate knowledge of local music and its impact on the Charlottesville community. This oral history makes no claims to being comprehensive, definitive or chronologically accurate.
The gallery exhibit will be First Fridays, July 6, 2018 at Studio IX. The book release is TBA but no later than Thanksgiving weekend 2018.
UPROXX debuted the video I shot for Gold Connections. Shot around Charlottesville VA with Ellie Muraca and Shawna Ze in front of the cameras and Wonky Tonk and Allison Schiller behind the cameras with editing assistance. Audio track produced and mixed by Will Toledo of Car Seat Headrest.
Kool Booth was featured on the CBS19 Newsplex TV news coverage on March 5th. Check out the piece by clicking here.
All of my photography projects for art and music in 2017 will be prioritized behind the launch and establishment of my new photo booth company Kool Booth. Please take a minute to visit that site and you will see the photographs I am capable of creating with my custom-built photo booth are truly Hollywood red-carpet quality.
Last week The Hold Steady played a four night run of sold out shows at the Brooklyn Bowl in New York City and I was there to capture some of the highlights in this Flickr set. My personal highlight from the week may have been Patrick from Titus Andronicus and Emilyn Brodsky dueting on “Chillout Tent”. So much so, I made a small photo album of just that song.
RVA Magazine in Richmond debuted the new Shagwüf video I shot and directed. They interviewed me and Sally Rose about the Shagwüf debut album, our latest video starring Opal Lechmanski, and why demanding LGBTQ-friendly, all-inclusive shows is non-negotiable. Shagwüf will love you, baby. Shagwüf has love for all. Here is the video:
The PBS show “Hey Virginia!” did a feature on my “Moonlight Silhouettes II” exhibit with an interview and behind the scenes footage. Check it out by clicking this link to the PBS website.