We completed the album artwork for the new FOUNDRY album. It’s called “RETOOLED” and it’s a brand new take on some Steve Carlesi (Program Director for “The Opie & Anthony Show” on XM Radio) classic hits from the early 1990s. Steve was a session man for bands like Alice In Chains, Soundgarden and Weird Al Yankovic.
No he wasn’t. But he did lay the groundwork for quite a few songs that would later go on to be rerecorded by Rich DeCicco! And for that we can all be grateful!
Last Sunday morning I was hired to take photos for Paradise Bikini in Long Branch, NJ at Pier Village. It was an overcast day, but we managed to shoot for one hour between rain showers. Everyone worked quickly to run down the shot list Valerie set out to accomplish.
Overcast on the beach is cool for a couple reasons. 1.) It makes it more comfortable for everyone involved if the sun isn’t beating down. 2.) The light is even across the subject and background
One major drawback is the color saturation takes a hit. Grey isn’t complimenting the model’s skin tone or the perception of our beautiful New Jersey shore.
Here’s where my sunrise taken from Lavallette, NJ comes in. The perspective matched the original shot of Nicole, but looked a million times better. The ocean was less choppy during sunrise and certainly had more color.
Fast forward through some painstaking Photoshop work and here you have a lovely composite of Nicole at sunrise.
A while back Steve Carlesi was in a band called FOUNDRY. They recorded an album that got a lot of play years later on “The Opie & Anthony Show” on XM Radio. Then Rich DeCicco got his hands on the songs and rerecorded them. This is an album cover concept for that rerecorded album. The final version will have a distressed vinyl record look. Remember vinyl, kids? Sure you do.
Photographer and Filmmaker located in Paterson, NJ at The Art Factory