Where have I been?
After a difficult year, and family heartbreak, I needed a distraction and plunged into something I’d been wanting to do for a while. Start a music magazine! Two friends, also heavily into the music scene, and I began What’s My Scene magazine.
Dave Faulkner, Hoodoo Gurus, did our promo.
Check it out: whatsmyscene.com
Let me know what you think.
Later, Mary. X
Veruca Salt are back!
And back on Australian soil!
Check ’em out if you get a chance!
And check out Aussie band Bloods, who are supporting them on their tour down under. They are pop-punk cool!
“May I, can I, or have I too often?
Craving miracles…” BJORK, Thunderbolt lyrics
“Someone I know is now someone I knew.
No, the sadness never fades …”
If you’re in a band, and you subscribe to Triple R during radiothon, you are in the running to score a photo shoot with me.
Last year, Summon the Birds won the prize. The shoot that eventuated was creative, productive and fun. It’s important as a photographer to know your subject so as to capture their essence as an individual and also, in this case, as a group.
I always want my photos to reflect the person, the band, the music.
Summon the Birds sent me their latest CD and links to some of their new material. After listening to their music, reading their lyrics, and doing some research into the themes/ideas of their songs, I had a meeting with the singer to workshop some ideas for the photo shoot.
Summon the Birds wanted an image that reflected their new material, specifically the song based on The Anatomy Lesson of Dr. Tulp by Rembrandt.
Discussion followed about whether it was possible with only four members and also how to incorporate the titles of the songs into the image. These are the results:
Thank you to fellow photographer, and great friend, Ros O’Gorman for assisting me on the day.
And thank you to Sydney Levin who edited the chosen three images into the final result.
More of my portrait photography can be found: www.RockLust.com