First let me apologize for not writing sooner. It has been whirlwind of a month! Two trips to New York and a complete computer system switch all in about 3 weeks!
Yes you read that right, a complete computer switch. The terminal PC guy has switched to the dark (well, white and silver actually) side; I am 100% Apple and the Windows machines have been retired. Before you ask, no I am not switching from Nikon! Iâ€™m not that crazy. The computer switch was fairly easy, not seamless and not as smooth as I had hoped, but so far it is working out well and all my devices actually communicate with each other. Weird huh?
Something tells me that you are not reading this to know about my computer woes however. Perhaps it has something to do with images? You know that photography thing. Well that part of my life has been busy too! Very busy in fact.
I have been working with a couple of non-profit organizations on a calendar project and 6 images of mine will be in the calendar! More details on that in the next post that should come out about the same time as the calendar itself. Because of that project though, I got a second great project.
The Art Director of The Calendar Project happens to work for two amazing musicians and they needed images for their new albums that are coming out soon. I have no idea who they could get to shoot that. Oh wait, I could do that! Last Friday not only did we shoot, we did a fantastic shoot!
Josh Nelson and Neshama (pronounced NEH SHAH MAH) Carlebach are two talented artists that do â€œNew. Jewish. Rock.â€ as Josh puts it. I have to be honest, if I hadnâ€™t met Josh and Neshama I wouldnâ€™t know about this type of music, I can say however that it is fantastic and you all should take a listen. These two take the music to a new level and they are raising the bar for everyone, not just Jewish Rock artists but all musicians. You can check out Neshama and Joshâ€™s work on their sites www.neshamacarlebach.com and www.joshnelsonproject.com but keep in mind the new stuff isnâ€™t out yet!
I am so excited about the images that we created that I am giving you sneak peaks. These arenâ€™t the final images, these are just the beginnings and the final edited images will be on the new CDs they are releasing soon.
Josh was right when he asked, â€œDoesnâ€™t it feel good to just let go and be creative?â€ Yes Josh it certainly does, and this is the next shot we got of him right after he said it.
However, my favorite shots of the day came shortly before that when Neshama and I were working on a concept I had that, for me, just screams â€œvocals!â€ In this image you can see Neshamaâ€™s passion for her music. The music on her upcoming CD is actually her fatherâ€™s music and perhaps that is why it means so much to her. It certainly came through in this image.
We had a great day shooting and even when the day was ending, the creativity wasnâ€™t. We had to step outside and get another set that included the light from the sun setting over New York.
We even went back in and did a few more after this one. The shoot was much like their music. No matter how good it is, you just never want it to end.
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