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.
My new Wussy video shot with Brian Wimer debuted on Friday via the A.V. Club and it was quickly picked up by Paste Magazine as well. The video was shot in December in Croaker, Virginia near Williamsburg. Smithsonian Magazine recently ran an interesting feature article on the secret location. Here is our “cast and crew” photo and the video follows below:
I directed and edited this video with Brian Wimer. It is the title track from the new Sally Rose Band album “Gotta Be Gold” and we dusted an entire room with gold foil, glitter and confetti and sprinkled in some go-go dancers.
Last month I shot and recorded a video of Tim Barry playing “Solid Gone” off his new album “Lost & Rootless”. The piece was shot in the shed behind his house and the significance of the location is simply, that is where the album was actually recorded last winter. Also, here are some photos I took of Tim in concert playing earlier this week in Baltimore with his current tour mates Two Cow Garage opening the shows.
My video for Wussy’s “North Sea Girls” won a Cincinnati Entertainment Award for video of the year. Skyline Chili for everyone on me!
Last night I shot phase one of a video for a song on Lauren Hoffman’s new album to be released in early 2015. The song is called “Dragon” and yes, there will be fire as well as some other sexy surprises. Here is a quick shot of the band in front of the set we built for the shoot at IX Art Park.
I was flattered and thrilled when the good folks from one of my absolute favorite bands, Cincinnati’s finest, Wussy asked me to do a video for their new album “Attica!”. Today it is the first video released for that impeccable record which can be ordered via their label – Shake It Records.