Jesi Erin is a dear friend of mine, and one of the most darling people I’ve ever met. She also happens to have a killer voice and a knack for writing great songs, and also happens to be a natural in front of the lens. She is working her way up the country ladder here in Nashville, and when she needed some press shots for an upcoming international tour, I couldn’t possibly say no. She’s just too dang cute.
I recently got the chance to do some shots for a couple guys named Taylor Crowley and Bill Alexander, who are working on a pretty awesome musical project. Taylor has taken some of the unique poetry of Bill, and put it to music. It all sounds awesome when it’s put together, and the final album for the project is called Kiss the River. We shot at a few locations around Nashville and had a lot of fun. Here are some of my favorites. Check out www.kisstheriver.com if you’re interested in hearing the album!
Lancifer (AKA Lane Terzieff) is a friend I met here in Nashville shortly after moving here. He was in a band with a roommate of mine at the time. Though that band no longer exists, we’ve kept in touch, and Lane contacted me about doing a few shots for some web promo stuff for his new music project. We wanted to keep it simple, and he’s a character. Here’s my favorite.
By now you’ve seen my friend Stephen in here quite a few times. He remains one of my best friends, and as such, I’ll always help him out when it comes to his musical endeavors in any way that I can. Stephen recently released his first solo EP (after spending the last 5 years singing for Haste the Day). He’s always been supportive of me and my art, and so when we started planning the shots for the EP artwork and press stuff, he basically just said that he knew he wanted the shots to be film, and that other than that I could do whatever I wanted. Talk about a dream client.
We shot about 8 rolls this day, and messing with studio lighting and film isn’t something I’m exactly accustomed to, but we ended up coming out with some great shots, a few of which you’ll see here, along with the final cover for the EP. I also decided to process these rolls myself (which I haven’t done in over 6 years, I was a bit rusty), so there ended up being some developing mistakes on some of the images, but it kind of contributed to the look we were going for, so it all worked out in the end. Take note of that, perfection isn’t always the right tool for the job. Enjoy the images, and if you haven’t, go pick up Stephen Albert Joseph Keech’s EP “!” on iTunes now!
I’m a bit behind on these posts, so I’m going to be uploading quite a few in the coming weeks. This is a shoot I was commissioned to do with my friend Polly. We were asked to recreate a scene from a horror movie, and being that I am a HUGE fan of the horror genre, I jumped at the opportunity. 1968′s “Night of the Living Dead” remains one of my all time favorite movies, especially in the horror genre itself, and I’ve always loved the very beginning scene with Johnny and Barbara visiting their mother in the cemetery. So Polly and I got together a couple of our friends, dressed one of them up like a zombie, and went out into a cemetery here in Nashville and had a fun afternoon. Here are the results!