I’ve been trying out my new Fujifilm X-Pro2 today on my way out to The Palouse with my friend David Julian so we can scout out locations for our upcoming sold out workshop. I am already in love with this camera, but more on that later. Here are a couple of my very first images with it. The colors are so rich and tasty right out of the camera. Switch over to Acros mode, and you get luscious monochrome rendering that’s quite lovely.
I got to shoot one of my favorite bands today, Shearwater. Shearwater is an American indie rock band from Austin, Texas, led by multi-instrumentalist and lead singer Jonathan Meiburg a singer-songwriter and ornithologist. The band’s music is notable for its imagery based in nature, cerebral yet intimate melodic songs, as well as Meiburg’s vocals.
Had the great pleasure to photograph legendary drummer Michael Shrieve at KEXP yesterday. If you get a chance, check out the archived interview on KEXP.ORG. Michael told some great stories as well as demonstrated some of the rich history of funk drumming. Really interesting.
Michael Shrieve is an American drummer, percussionist, and later, an electronic music composer. He is best known as the drummer in Santana, playing on their first eight albums from 1969 through 1974. His performance at the 1969 Woodstock festival, when he was 20 years old, made him one of the youngest musicians to perform at the festival. Shrieve’s drum solo during an extended version of “Soul Sacrifice” in the Woodstock film has been described as “electrifying”.