Baseball Photo Shoot With The Downrights

Baseball Photo Shoot With The Downrights

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.┬áIn my very best Ed Sullivan voice “Ladies and gentlemen…THE DOWNRIGHTS!”

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Photos taken at 10th Street Live and Black Brook Park in Kenilworth, New Jersey (Christopher John Sztybel)

Photos taken at 10th Street Live and Black Brook Park in Kenilworth, New Jersey (Christopher John Sztybel)

Photos taken at 10th Street Live and Black Brook Park in Kenilworth, New Jersey (Christopher John Sztybel)

Photos taken at 10th Street Live and Black Brook Park in Kenilworth, New Jersey (Christopher John Sztybel)

Photos taken at 10th Street Live and Black Brook Park in Kenilworth, New Jersey (Christopher John Sztybel)

Photos taken at 10th Street Live and Black Brook Park in Kenilworth, New Jersey (Christopher John Sztybel)

Photos taken at 10th Street Live and Black Brook Park in Kenilworth, New Jersey (Christopher John Sztybel)

Photos taken at 10th Street Live and Black Brook Park in Kenilworth, New Jersey (Christopher John Sztybel)

Photos taken at 10th Street Live and Black Brook Park in Kenilworth, New Jersey (Christopher John Sztybel)

Photos taken at 10th Street Live and Black Brook Park in Kenilworth, New Jersey (Christopher John Sztybel)

Photos taken at 10th Street Live and Black Brook Park in Kenilworth, New Jersey (Christopher John Sztybel)

Photos taken at 10th Street Live and Black Brook Park in Kenilworth, New Jersey (Christopher John Sztybel)

Photos taken at 10th Street Live and Black Brook Park in Kenilworth, New Jersey (Christopher John Sztybel)

Photos taken at 10th Street Live and Black Brook Park in Kenilworth, New Jersey (Christopher John Sztybel)

Portraits of Musician Kieran Tintle

Portraits of Musician Kieran Tintle

Portraits with Kieran Tintle kicked off with a drop cloth background in my living room. As we waited for the rain to taper off, we ran off a few shots. I made use of the tan wall to bounce light back onto him. Artificial tan. Since we had a relaxed schedule, I shot both digital and film. The look of film still has a lot of appeal to me and I say that it keeps me sharp. You can’t run off 100 shots on a roll of 120 film. The particular camera I use produces 15 shots per roll and every shot must be carefully thought out.

Our locations included my living room, Old Queen’s College (Rutgers), Harris Steel and a playground. Kieran was a very good sport because the rain picked up at times and it wasn’t exactly warm out.

Kieran Tintle (Christopher John Sztybel)

Kieran Tintle (Christopher John Sztybel)

Kieran Tintle (Christopher John Sztybel)

Kieran Tintle (Christopher John Sztybel)

Kieran Tintle (Christopher John Sztybel)

Kieran Tintle (Christopher John Sztybel)

Kieran Tintle (Christopher John Sztybel)

Kieran Tintle (Christopher John Sztybel)

Kieran Tintle (Christopher John Sztybel)

Kieran Tintle (Christopher John Sztybel)

Kieran Tintle (Christopher John Sztybel)

Kieran Tintle (Christopher John Sztybel)

Kieran Tintle (Christopher John Sztybel)

Kieran Tintle (Christopher John Sztybel)

Kieran Tintle (Christopher John Sztybel)

Kieran Tintle (Christopher John Sztybel)

Kieran Tintle (Christopher John Sztybel)

Kieran Tintle (Christopher John Sztybel)

Kieran Tintle (Christopher John Sztybel)

Kieran Tintle (Christopher John Sztybel)

Kieran Tintle (Christopher John Sztybel)

Kieran Tintle (Christopher John Sztybel)

Kieran Tintle (Christopher John Sztybel)