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Wednesday, January 21, 2009

My Baby Brother

My younger brother, Jason, recently came to visit me from Western Pennsylvania with the hopes of getting some head shots and general promo shots made. He's a musician, singing and playing a variety of instruments, but chose to bring his guitar along for the shoot because it's a lot more portable than a piano! I don't often blog about head shots / promo shots, but I'm making an exception here because I've been trying to get some nice photos of my brother for years and now I finally have them!

I made the normal head shots that he needed, and then a few with the guitar, and then I started to have some fun with this rare opportunity. I'm capable of making the more evenly lit portraits, but also like to work with more dramatic lighting a great deal. Both styles have a definite use and benefit, so it's good to be versatile.

Hopefully these images will help book Jay lots of gigs!

(And I call him my "baby brother" jokingly now. He's bigger than I am!)


Anonymous said...

Ye gods, a smile! These are great shots.

Anonymous said...

Nice display! The spirit of Jason's music seems to filter through your photos.

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