The late 1960s were heady times, musically speaking. I was immersed in music and fortunate to be able to hear it performed live both in the midwest and in New York. Rolling Stone magazine was a startup and I was working on a degree in English with dreams about writing for them. I continued to enjoy live music until the mid 70s when I moved to rural Connecticut. By then I had tucked away any ambition of writing or photographing for Rolling Stone magazine, but held onto the dream to make a photograph worthy of a magazine or album cover.
Last year I was the house photographer for The Pump House Music Works - a newly created music venue with a unique laid back vibe. I documented performances there week after week and developed both the technical skills required to catch a musician's gesture and learned the importance of establishing a relationship with them. As my portfolio grew, so did my musician contacts.
This year, Dan Moretti, a talented jazz musician and professor at the Berklee College of Music, requested to use my images for a new CD that was going to be released in Europe. This in camera multi-exposure image was used for the CD tray.
Not the cover, but close...
See ya around,