Sunday, December 30, 2007

Tom Rowan, another view

Here's another one I took of Tom from outside the window, using a flash resting on the table to illuminate his face. He was looking for a photo that didn't emphasize his face so much. I like this one better than the first one.

Tom Rowan

Here's a photo I took of singer-songwriter Tom Rowan inside Fishbones restaurant at the corner of Walker Street and Elam Avenue. I used an on-camera flash as fill light.

Saturday, December 29, 2007

Guitar builder, part 2

Here's a pair of Steve's instruments, a lap steel in the foreground and a custom-made bass in the back. Used the flash on a stick again.

Guitar builder

Here's Steve Wishnevsky, a guitar builder I shot for a photo essay. He's holding a form used to shape guitar bodies. I used a Vivitar flash on a stick with an umbrella softbox.

True Brothers

Here's the last cover I shot during my internship at Yes!Weekly. It's the retro-country duo the True Brothers. The plastic reindeer and FedEx truck in the upper-left background would be covered up by the publication's logo, so I wasn't worried about them. For lights I used a pair of Vivitar flashes on stands, one with a white umbrella and the other with a reflector, triggered by Chinese-made radio slaves. Not exactly Alien Bees but good enough for government work, as they used to say. Cover shots at Yes! were always tough because I was essentially dealing with an L-shaped area. The logo could be moved around but it would always take up 1/4 of the page and you had to keep that in mind. I think this was the best cover composition I came up with while I was there.

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Slide show

Here's a link to a photo slideshow I did on the Glenwood neighborhood in Greensboro. Scroll down and click on the "Fixing Glenwood" link:

Tuesday, December 4, 2007


Luther "Captain Luke" Mayer (left) and Macavine Hayes perform at a fundraising event for the Music Maker label. Proceeds from the sale of a house were going to support the label, which releases music by folk and blues artists.

Perpetual Groove

And here's the band she was watching, Perpetual Groove.

Same girl, different angle

Here's another one, taken from a different angle, with different stage lights. I don't think it's as good as the first one, but still kind of interesting.

Last night at Ziggy's

I took this photo at the last show at Ziggy's in Winston-Salem. I took several actually, because I had to wait for the light effects to hit her face just right.

Sunday, December 2, 2007


Here's soul singer "Jaybird" performing outside of Fincastle's Diner on Elm Street in downtown Greensboro.