One of the the single most brilliantly enjoyable aspects to shooting for pleasure (and a bit of profit, who am I kidding?) is the ability to be choosy about who or what I shoot, and when. A few months ago I was approached by a member of the local band We All to take some promotional photos, and accepted with pleasure. They provided me with creative license, and very few restraints (no brick walls, for example, because 8 out of 10 bands do that “look”) so how could I say no? More importantly, what the heck were we going to do?
Having been introduced to this delicious spot on a river in the Atlanta area just weeks prior, I had my where and when…and as usual I had it at dawn, because I will never like using flash and I will always strive to use that magical first light.
So the boys trucked it out to the river in the dark, where my great friend and delightful assistant Paulie and I lead them through the chilled waters and to their places on the rocks in the middle of the river. One flip flop was lost in the crossing of the rocky waters, for which we all mourned. A small price to pay for this kind of magic…though maybe not if you ask Nathan.
As you can tell in the images, I wasn’t wrong about taking this gig. These guys were a hoot to work with, and if their musical pursuits ever fall through they’d make a fine living as a comedy troupe.