One of the things I really enjoy is being given the opportunity to go into a studio when a band is recording their album and capture some of the magic in a few photos. My friends in We Hunt Buffalo were recording at Rain City Recorders Studio early this year and invited me down to pop some shots and roll some video footage for possible future use when the album comes out. One thing I always recommend is getting shots and video when you’re in the process of making your album, rather then trying to recreate something later, you know after the album goes platinum…
Looking forward to hearing what the album is going to sound like! Checkout We Hunt Buffalo on their website www.wehuntbuffalo.com
Back in February I did a cross promotion with Donegals Pub and Freakrock Entertainment for a Duo contest. Lisa Freakrock put together a showcase where solo or Duo acts would compete to win a paid performance at Donegals on Valentines day. Along with that I offered a promo shoot at Mystic Rhythms Photo Studio as an additional prize. After a multitude of talent, the winner of the Donegals prize was Angie Faith and the winner of the photo shoot went to Ashley Pater.
Ashley is a 15 year old singer/songwriter who is up and coming in the Vancouver music scene. She just released her debut EP, “Wild Roses” on her birthday and performs solo or with her band Destination Unknown. Her dad contacted me regarding the shoot and asked if they could add extra persons over and above the duo prize pack. After some negotiating, we booked a 3 hour session in the studio. The day of the shoot we had Ashley and 2 lineups of Destination Unknown in for the shoot. She has designed her band to be able to swap out players based on availability and schedules. I had a blast shooting all of the members along with some fun moments with just Ashley and her parents. For this shoot I also had my youngest daughter Shonagh out to assist with the shoot. She is developing her skills as a photographer and is building a portfolio. Yes, I am the proud dad and happy I can pass along my knowledge.
Checkout Ashley at her website, AshleyPater.com to hear and see more of this talented individual!
A band I’ve been doing some shooting for contacted me for promos for their latest CD “Smoke and Mirrors”. We booked a session and spent the evening shooting a variety of poses and looks. In the end they had content for their social media channels to promote the band and album release. Well as it turns out they contacted me about using a couple of shots for the CD, and as it turned out I got not only the back cover, but the front also! Thank you to Cherelle, Marc and Scott! Check out Stone Poets on their website www.Stonepoets.ca