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Rocking Faces Off

9 May

…not me…the musicians, of course.

Hearts & Thieves - Seb - www.heartsandthieves.com

Hearts & Thieves – Seb – http://www.heartsandthieves.com

I always wonder how much people enjoy photos of bands they’ve never seen.  I mean, if you’ve never heard their music, it’s virtually impossible to have an emotional attachment to them.
I would assume, if you’re like me, at the very least you probably appreciate the art behind a good image.  I mean, a decent portrait is still a decent portrait…in this case, they just happen to have bright lights and deep shadows.

Hearts & Thieves - Aaron - www.heartsandthieves.com

Hearts & Thieves – Aaron – http://www.heartsandthieves.com

 

I wonder…if the images were good enough, or the band members were attractive enough, would you check out the music?  Is it a bit like judging a book by its cover?

Hearts & Thieves - www.heartsandthieves.com

Hearts & Thieves – http://www.heartsandthieves.com

I suspect some people would.  I mean…I’m not saying you’d love the band.  But good images are part of what marketing a band is all about, right?  Wear the right thing.  Pose the right way (with at least some of the band facing away from the camera. haha) Say the right thing. Befriend the right people.
Most things in life are who we know, right?

Hearts & Thieves - Sal - www.heartsandthieves.com

Hearts & Thieves – Sal – http://www.heartsandthieves.com

Well…I suggest…if you’re going to give a band a try based on images alone, you start with this one, Hearts and Thieves.  They’re a great original band with a 90’s rock feel.

Hearts & Thieves - Rick - www.heartsandthieves.com

Hearts & Thieves – Rick – http://www.heartsandthieves.com

Connecticut is truly blessed to be the home of some amazing local bands.  Most of them you’ve never heard of, but I truly hope you do someday….hence this post. haha  I’m a huge advocate of creativity in all of its various forms, and encourage you all to show some of your fellow local creatives some love.

For those of you looking for a little info about what goes into good live concert photos, check out this previous blog post.

 

Words To Live By

12 Apr
“You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough.” ~ Mae West

“You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough.” ~ Mae West

This quote by Mae West brings so many images to mind of people living adventurously and loving deeply.  The one thing my mind kept going back to, though, was the opposite ends of the human spectrum – a grandparent and grandchild.  There is little else in life I value quite as much as family, whatever form that takes.  In my own life, my family has been a rock.  The love and respect we have for each other seems like one of the highlights of my own life, and characterizes what I think of as “doing it right”.

Unfortunately for me, my own grandparents live in another state. Haha  However, shortly after I began this quotes project, I had the opportunity to photograph a mother and her newborn.  Talk about an inspiring experience!  There is so much love between a mother and her newborn, and I knew that although there would be fewer wrinkles than I had originally envisioned, this was an opportunity to capture the spirit of Mae’s words.

I snuck this photo towards the end of the shoot.  I can’t tell you how pleased I was to show an obvious physical connection between the two of them, but also to include the wedding ring and the symbolic love between two parents as well.  In my mind, this truly captured the idea of having a full life.

What about you?  What do you think of with this quote?

We are still taking names for everyone who wants to sign on for our upcoming quotography project – all you need is a camera (any form), have a few quotes in mind to contribute, and a desire to stretch your imagination.  Creativity is the name of the game!  And best of all, it’s freeeeeee!!

If you’re interested in joining, send me an email seespotsphoto at yahoo dot com, leave a comment here or swing by my Facebook page and let me know.  We hope you’ll join us!