I appreciate the subtle and quiet pauses. I took this picture 13 years ago. Unwound was playing the Great American Music Hall in support of their latest and last record, Leaves Turn Inside You. I was on assignment to photograph them for Magnet Magazine.
12 years later I posted a photo on Instagram from the portrait session, a phone camera shot of a contact sheet. I hash tagged it #unwound. Justin Trosper, lead singer and guitarist of the band, saw it and asked if I had more. I sent a few and they chose this image of him setting up his gear. Now its the cover of their box set, Empire. The last of a reissue series of their complete recordings put out by Numero Group and all designed by Henry Owings.