This is a session I did for my oldest brother, Boe, and his bandmate, Josh. Together they are the band Denizen Seven out of Seattle – they are an entertaining, talented, deep, amazing, Christ-following pair.
Boe told me to just be creative … to be an artist. I rarely think of myself as that. I’m not sure why, because I do think of many photographers as artists. Sarah. Megan. Andria. Stacey. Kerianne. Just not myself. I think I’m much too calculated or something. I kept asking Boe before-hand for his vision so I could have some guidance. He just told me to do what I do.
So here, I let the light lead me. I shot wide open the whole time and relaxed. Catchlights weren’t the goal but connection, feeling, our surroundings, were. And I love what that produced … organic meets rockin’ roll.
I love this one …
That’s Josh on that guitar there … he and Boe remade the guitar to include that painting. I’m in awe that whatever my brother dreams up, he can do. And then does.
I adore these last two shots … black & white or color. It doesn’t really matter. It’s my big brother and there is so much peace there in this photo and it makes me happy.
I have many more from this session, but promised not to share until Boe gives me the okay. They feature a few guitars that he and my dad made, which are so unique that the design has to be protected first. They are my favorite photos from the session, so I’m anxious to share.
This session excites me from my head to my toes because it was so far outside my comfort zone, yet I am so liberated by the results. And, because it was for my brother and his friend – a friend who has been supportive of Boe like no other.
Thank you, really, for the opportunity.