A study of two trees, both at the end of their lives, both with very different outcomes.
Selected images from an ongoing personal project. Project focuses on images inspired by the behaviors of nocturnality. Final project will be printed in a bound volume and released in a limited edition. Images lit from nearby neon or street lights.
A selection from a shoot with the band Far Far Away. As a live act, Far Far Away will leave you with a shiver down your spine. They combine lyrics that include science fiction themes blended with infectious melodies delivered with fire & brimstone intensity. I created the concept for this image after listening to their song "Ghosts of Icy Climes." Composite image was shot using a reflector in front and a large softbox behind.
This was a somewhat spontaneous shot from a photo shoot with the band Oh No Fiasco. A lot of my photo and design work focuses on composite art, it's a genre I enjoy working in. The band's label needed an album cover, the elements in the photo were props I had brought along for the shoot. It was shot using two reflectors and a large octodome overhead. Ultimately the shot was rejected by the label after it was deemed to be "too violent." (more on that below.)
A selection of album cover concepts I created for the release of Oh No Fiasco's EP No One's Gotta Know. These designs were also rejected by the label for various reasons. It's not a secret- so I don't mind saying it again. The album design the label decided to go with was a weak concept that undermined the band's image. I felt it was in poor taste, it depicted an image of Lindsey's battered face. I felt it portrayed violence against women, something I am vehemently against.
A series of two images taken at a horse rescue shelter in south Georgia. The horse in the middle was an albino. Shot with natural light, using a telephoto lens.
I always love shooting interesting food, this is from a low-country boil. The colors represent the flavor and heritage of dishes from cajun country and embody the bold flavors from that region. Simple setup using an octodome and a reflector.
Here it is, the lyric video for the new Fifth Street Saints single "Lucky!" I had a lot of fun working on this one. It's a fictional account that takes place in Vegas during the military nuclear testing in the 50's. It's a story of love, revenge, corruption and nuclear war. Be sure to check out the Fifth Street Saints at fifthstreetsaints.com.
Met for a portrait session with country music singer Nick Hickman at Marie's Old Towne Tavern, one of my favorite locations in Knoxville. It was a rainy day, which I happen to love for manipulating lighting situations. I shot Nick's indoor shots with a single light bounced into my favorite broken umbrella and used the natural overcast lighting for the outdoor shots. Be sure to check out Nick's new single "Summertime, Southern Style."
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Video for the Fifth Street Saints single "Dirty." Thank you to everyone who helped out! Fifth Street Saints "Dirty" Directed by Jacob Long. Filmed in Knoxville, TN. Check out the band at fifthstreetsaints.com.