Hung out with my buddies in JPhono1 on Monday night, at my other buddy Alex’s place, to do some promo shots for them. I love that top one so much.
Having access to a gorgeous converted mill studio to shoot Grant, for future Every Everything promo, was a joy. I want a studio. And also some studio lighting. And Gorman’s 85mm f2.8 lens. And a million dollars, and a pony. And for the Orioles to win the World Series, if I’m asking for things.
But mostly a studio, and clients who were all as easy going, trusting, and expressive as Grant. (Not to suggest that everyone I’ve shot in the past wasn’t all those things; they were. But would that everyone ever was, really.)
I did a set of impromptu interviews with musicians and others at Death To False Hope Fest II yesterday, which led to an impromptu photo shoot with Young///Savage from Austin, TX. We found the ground littered with playing cards, a sure sign that Magic Michael Casey had been around the night before, and sure enough, ten minutes later, as though we had summoned him, Michael turned up and taught us to flip cards.
Young///Savage is a kickass band and a great bunch of guys — this was loads of fun. Full set here.
Locals — or out-of-towners playing in Chapel Hill; wish I could do Raleigh or Durham for a shoot, but I can’t — if you’re in the market for new promo photos for an upcoming release, a tour, or just because your bassist quit, I’m running a May special:
Email me — asdonkar AT gmail, subject line Promo — before May 31, and I will cut you a great deal on new photos. Instead of a flat rate plus anything over 5 hours hourly, for a reduced flat rate only, I will give you an entire morning, afternoon, or evening (4-5 hours) of shooting on top of two hours of pre-shoot consulting. Happy to provide references or full sets for review if you want them, and of course specific flat rates. Email me! I’ll make you look really beautiful! I work fast and smart! You know you want to email me. Do it. Do it.
A girl’s gotta pay her speeding tickets somehow, you know.
Spent Sunday afternoon with the Fooligans, goofing around and doing their promo photos. Full set is here.
If you’re a local band who needs promo photos, I’ll cut you a price deal if you book me in the next two weeks: asdonkar AT gmail. I have two days in May and four in June open.