Last week, I photographed a portrait and snapped a couple concert shots of The Growlers at JBTV.
The portrait portion of our day was a little on the chaotic side. I’m not sure they heard a word I said when asking them to pose in a particular way. When that’s the case, you get what you get.
And that’s what I got.
According to Wikipedia:
The band is known for its heavy use of effects, including voice effects, especially reverb, and mixes the sound of the Californian rock of the late ’60’s, with psychedelia creating what they call ‘Beach Goth’.
The band’s sound has been described as “a trademark style of music that somehow combines country, surf, pop, and rock”.
I photographed a band called “The Districts” yesterday. While I was waiting, I asked fellow photographer Travas Michael to stand in for a shot. He had his two camera straps yanking down on his neck.
I thought he had a cool look, and when I took a look at the shot, felt I had to share it.
Earlier this week, I had the pleasure of meeting and photographing Melanie Martinez, singer, songwriter and photographer. She performed at JBTV to an intimate crowd.
Our portrait session was particularly fun for me as it didn’t feel rushed as it sometimes does. We had a chance to connect while small talking about photography and her growing number of tattoos (which you can see more of if you link to the site above).
Watching her performance and meeting her for a brief few minutes certainly solidified the idea in my mind that this young woman is an artist. I took a look at her photography on Flickr and on Facebook, and it’s definitely not a mystery who talented she is.
If you get a chance, check her work. It’s great.
Do yourselves a favor and read this Epicurious list of 57 cooking tips. Two examples below:
6. TOSS MOST OF YOUR SPICES—ESPECIALLY THAT GROUND CUMIN.
Ground spices die quickly. So give them a whiff—if they don’t smell like anything, they won’t taste like anything. And if they don’t taste like anything, you’re cooking with a flavorless, brown powder.
8. REPLACE YOUR NON-STICK SKILLET.
Do your scrambled eggs slide off the pan if you don’t use oil or butter? They should. Might be time for an upgrade.
As you’ve likely heard, we here in Chicago are digging out under a thick blanket of around 18″ of snow with drifts as tall is my 6’1″ frame.
Of course I fired off shutter or two, and came up with just a few shots that show some of the carnage. Our back door was particularly hard hit with several feet in front of my neighbor’s back door and about two feet in front of ours.
Enjoy some of these images.