This is my second time shooting a top notch band named The Downrights. (First time was a live performance.) When I do a shoot with musicians we have a special way of turning things to gold. The ideas are flowing before I get there and get better as the day progresses. Creative people inspire other creative people! When we got to 10th Street Live there was a performance running long inside the club. I always have several backup plans. I knew we’d be able to use the loading dock area and exterior of the building. What I didn’t realize was that there was a very colorful mural on one side of the building. Another happy accident was a very old Volkswagen van in the parking lot.
Rock n’roll and baseball go together like bread and butter. The bread and butter of this day out with The Downrights includes some traditional photographs as well as some crazy composites I created using multiple exposures of each band member. In my very best Ed Sullivan voice “Ladies and gentlemen…THE DOWNRIGHTS!”