Alternative Press is one of my favorite magazine clients to work with – partly because they send me on assignments to make portraits of great musicians like England’s You Me At Six (who I shot for their December issue) and they always give me a ton of freedom in how I want to interpret each band’s vibe. Sometimes it comes in handy that my studio is right in the heart of Buffalo’s entertainment/theatre district – because I’m usually no more than a five-minute walk from most of the city’s best venues and that gives me ample time to set up the kind of dark moody images I like to create with a group like YM@6.
Check out this stripped down live recording of You Me At Six’s Room To Breath
I love shooting for Alternative Press magazine. I’ve gotten to work with some great up-and-coming acts while on assignment for them, and I’ve always been appreciative of the freedom that Creative Director Christopher Benton has given in letting me explore some different takes on many of these artists. Even though I spend a lot of my time these days working for agencies and corporate clients on more commercial fare, shooting for AP is appealing to me because of the energy and excitement that I get from working with these bands – something raw that stirs up the remnants of the music obsessed geek in me who spent a lot of his youth hanging out in dirty basements at house shows and road-tripping all over the northeast to see bands who never seemed to make it to Buffalo. Continue reading “ON ASSIGNMENT: WHITECHAPEL’S PHIL BOZEMAN FOR ALTERNATIVE PRESS”
Last month I was invited to be part of a very cool project. Alternative Press was putting together the cover for their new AP Tour issue and needed to create images of the singers of each band involved in the tour, the problem was that these groups were on tour in different parts of the world and getting them together on such short notice for a shoot wasn’t logistically feasible at the time. So the assignment went out to me and two other photographers to capture the members individually and coordinate with each other to build this cover. I photographed Jerry Roush from Glass Cloud and Chris Roetter of Like Moths to Flames along with their respective bands for features in the issue as well as their portraits for the cover. You can check out both bands below or on the AP Tour through the month of November.
Special thanks go out to Jonathan Weiner who photographed both Levi from Miss May I and Jonathan of The Ghost Inside; and to Kane Hibberd who photographed The Amity Affliction.
I have been excited to share this one with you for a while – I photographed Rochester NY based hardcore act Such Gold earlier in the summer for this feature in the September issue of Alternative Press (#290 – also check out my old friend Douglas Sonders‘ awesome shot of Chiodos on the cover of the same issue)