Here’s a fun card showing off the entry gate to the Austin City Limits music festival (it’s kind of a big deal here).
I am almost certain that Chuck Berry would approve. In fact, please go ahead and ask him if you happen to see him in St. Louis or New York this month.
Amy Corbin is a very interesting lady. She and her husband Charles are heavily involved in the Austin music scene, between running Stubbs, ACL, and C3 Presents (an artist/concert management company).
The October issue of Austin Woman Magazine features her incredible story – growing up working on a farm to running the largest musical event in Austin every year. We did the entire cover shoot at Stubbs, which is a great place to shoot when it’s not packed with rock n’ roll fans. Speaking of packed fans, ACL is a *must* for music lovers. It’s on my list.
Here’s a time-lapse video of the cover edit:
I’ve known Brian for several years, probably going back to 2002 or 2003. When we moved to Austin, I was heavy into film scoring. Brian was teaching a class at U.T., so I signed up.
If you got into a conversation with Brian, he would describe himself more as a filmmaker than a music composer. He’s one of those guys that not only loves film music, but loves everything about film – the story, character development, production, all of it. He prefers writing for and recording live players in an intimate setting, which is a welcome departure from the sample-library-heavy stuff of today.
Hanging out for a few hours in his studio this week was a blast (we got into a detailed conversation about the movie Inception before I broke out any gear). It was a great opportunity to catch up, listen to some music, and try some crazy lighting ideas. I hope to do it again soon.
Had a fun shoot today with Tamara! She is the wife of my rock-n-roll bud, Aaron, who’s band we photographed about a year and a half ago. Tamara just celebrated her birthday (in fact, I think she’s still celebrating as I write this), and Aaron asked me to do a portrait shoot as a cool birthday gift (guys: take note – excellent idea!)
Here’s an image from the shoot:
Amanda and Leon’s wedding was Saturday, and to say it rocked is a bit of an understatement! The wedding was very musically-influenced. But we’ll get to that in a bit. Let’s get started with some images.
Here are some shots of Amanda getting ready. Her makeup was handled by the always-awesome Maris Calderon. I’ve been fortunate to work with her before, and she’s great!
The wedding was held at the beautiful St. Mary’s cathedral in downtown Austin. Here’s a shot of Leon right before he heads down the aisle:
The reception was at the beautiful Four Seasons Hotel. Every thing was coordinated to perfection by Lorena Molina at Something To Celebrate.
Every table was named after a famous musician or band. How cool is that? I was hoping to see the Van Halen table decorated with red, black and white stripes.
Check out the groom’s cake:
Amanda’s father gave a great speech!
So in addition to being a doctor, Leon can rock. Like “this ain’t no Britney Spears lip-syncing thing” rock. He joined the band both at the wedding and at the rehearsal party the night before. He’s cranking out the solo to “Pride and Joy” here. I’m more of a Les Paul guy myself, but I’ll give him props for making that Strat wail. I think he’s definitely got a future touring if that whole doctor thing doesn’t work out.
After that came the big Thriller surprise. There ain’t no second chance against the thing with forty eyes, girl.
Congrats to Amanda and Leon! Rock on!
With the passing of MJ yesterday, I did a quick look today to the iTunes store to see if his death was prompting a renewal of people interested in his music, and sure enough it is:
Even though he was plagued with personal problems, his musical impact will live forever. And for that, thanks Michael!