More Music Photography

In early December last year, a dear friend of mine, Joshua Hatcher, reached out about needing new portraits. Like many performing musicians around the world, he hadn’t performed live since before the pandemic and wanted new images to promote his upcoming show on social. With the new year right around the corner, I always try to set forth creative intentions and this was exactly the inertia that I needed. 

Ahead of the session, we scheduled time to chat through visual direction and his plan for social so that I could make sure we had enough content in the end. We went over things again via email to drill down the vibe, and then scheduled the session early this month. 

The session went well, but I did something different this time. I shot with my mirrorless Olympus and my tried and true Canon. Unsurprisingly, I had a preference for the images shot on my Canon, but I think it really came down to the glass. I shot with a fixed 50mm lens on my Canon and the 14-42mm EZ lens on my Olympus. Until I get relatively similar glass for the Olympus it isn’t possible to make a real comparison, just yet. Sharing photos from the session below. The first and third image were shot on Canon and the second and forth were shot on Olympus.

If you’ve been following me for a while, you know that I started my career photographing musicians (you can read a little more about that here, here, and most recently here). After this session wrapped, I felt inspired in a way that felt both new and familiar at the same time. The newness feeling was likely because of the new gear and the familiar feeling was because I used to do this all the time. 

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