I had the chance to photograph the band Hey Marseilles this week. If you have not heard them, you definitely need to check this song out (directed by the amazing Hayley Young – whose previous photos of the band I was in awe of!). I don’t think you’d be able to resist those hand claps. You should also check this one out, too – again, pretty awesome! You can check then out at Bumbershoot here in Seattle this Labor Day weekend as well. (Note: the image at this size looks a little crunchy — click on it to see it better). Special thanks to my 4-year old daughter who assisted in the creation of the sun!
Singer-songwriter Anna Waronker has been one of my favorites since she was the lead singer in that dog back in the 90s. I remember walking into the Tower Records in the University District and seeing ‘Retreat from the Sun’ on sale for something like $6.99. I had heard the single Never Say Never, liked it, and bought the record. I don’t think it came out of my CD player for months. I searched out their back catalog and loved all of those, too. Her solo work is just as amazing — check out I Wish You Well off her first record or California Fade off her latest record.
Gareth Smith and Jenny Lee are main title designers for films — you’ve probably seen their work in the amazing opening sequences of ‘Juno,’ ‘Nick and Nora’s Infinite Playlist,’ ‘Up in the Air,’ and more. In addition, they are two of the nicest people to work with! After much scrambling about on my part to find the perfect image, the best choice was close to home — this is in their kitchen. Simple, clean, and speaks to them. You can see more of their work here.
This is the first of several portraits I did this week while down in Los Angeles to work on the Creatives Project. Lauren Weedman, muse to one of my favorite portraits from last year, suggested I contact performer and writer Kristina Wong. She was funny, charming, and awesome! I had a couple of vague ideas but once I saw this rooftop location, it felt so cinematic and Hollywood-like, and I love the green sweater she was wearing — made it feel so starlet-like! And, hey, we’re in L.A. and I really wanted that filmy/dreamy quality to come through!