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.
The Sally Rose Band released their first single from their upcoming album “Gotta Be Gold” and I shot and directed the video for it. Check it out!
Chamomile & Whiskey had me in the studio with them in April as they recorded two new songs for a Fall 2015 release. Here’s a 10 minute look behind the scenes (including the rough mixes of the tunes) I put together with a little editing help from Marco Duran.
The final chapter in the “Views from Rock Falcon” a 10-piece series documenting the recording to the Hold Steady’s sixth album “Teeth Dreams” has been uploaded. Some serious nature stuff at the end of this one. Good night Franklin TN and your enormous spiders.
The “Moonlight Silhouettes” series is an official Community Exhibit in the international LOOK3 Festival of the Photograph this week in downtown Charlottesville. The exhibit is up through Sunday night, June 15th at Champion Brewing Company and it is open for public viewing during their daily tap room hours. More information on the entire festival can be found here :: LOOK3.
Chamomile & Whiskey had me in the studio with them this week as they attempted to record two new songs from scratch in two days. I will produce a short video piece on the process in the coming weeks but in the meantime, here is a sneak peek via a dozen or so photos :: Chamomile & Whiskey at Monkeyclaus Studio.
Cville Niche was kind of enough to do a “check-in” piece with me this week in advance of the “Moonlight Silhouettes” opening :: Cville Niche full article.
I pick and choose my concert photography nights more than ever but one band I will always be there for is J. Roddy Walston & The Business. The first time I met them was in 2008. I initially heard them via the late, great radio station WOXY.com (97X The Future of Rock’n’Roll). I got word they were playing a tiny bar in Charlottesville (Miller’s) that is legendary for being the start of Dave Matthews’ career. I know for a fact my wife Polly & I were the only two people in the bar solely to see J.Roddy as we sat amongst the usual day-drinkers and regulars. As the band tells the story, they may have accepted the gig based on the fact (or the misunderstanding of) that it was the start of the Dave Matthews’ BAND’s history, not just Dave being a bartender there as the band formed. Long story short, J.Roddy & The Business were told, after two songs, “turn down or leave”. As the bass player at the time (Zach) told me on the way out, “We don’t turn down for anyone.” They packed up and left, unpaid and probably hungry too. It was so rock’n’roll. Time machine to last night and here are my photos from the show with about 500 fans at the Jefferson Theater which is ironically located about 100 yards from Miller’s :: J. Roddy Walston & The Business photos at The Jefferson.
“Moonlight Silhouettes” is a series of twelve photographs presenting a creative collaboration that I did with Stephanie Helvin and Mallory Paige of Moonlight Circus. Four of the photographs incorporate a lenticular printing method while eight are printed on aluminum with a high gloss finish. The lenticular printing method was selected to convey the movement and grace of the aerialists while the metal prints simply capture a single paused moment in their act. I am honored to have been invited to show these pieces at The Garage is located at 250 1st St N, Charlottesville VA.