Recent Work – Samuel Adams, Composer

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Samuel Adams, Composer – outside the old Berkeley Art Museum

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Swerving Away From The Middle

One of the perks of having a long term relationship with a client is that, after a doing a few shoots over the years, a certain amount of trust is built up and you can break away from the usual approach and experiment.

Scott Amendola is a composer and drummer based in the San Francisco Bay Area. He is in the enviable position not having to live in New York or LA to have a national audience. For the latest round of publicity photos I made sure to get the basic portrait but I also loosened up and photographed details, movement, and out of focus. Some of the non-portrait images proved to be useful on the intro page of his website and email announcements.

So To Speak, Episode 1… We Have Lift Off!

So To Speak is a short format interview series that sheds light on the creative process by sharing an artist’s experiences, opinions, and thoughts.

Scott Amendola is a drummer and composer. His latest record LIFT is a trio project with Jeff Parker on guitar and John Shiflett on bass. In this episode he talks about how he wrote the melody in ‘Lullaby For Sascha’, the closing track on LIFT.

So To Speak is a short format interview series that sheds light on the creative process by sharing an artist’s experiences, opinions, and thoughts.

Scott Amendola is a drummer and composer. His latest record LIFT is a trio project with Jeff Parker on guitar and John Shiflett on bass. In this episode he talks about how he makes the sonic loop in ‘Lullaby For Sascha’ with some bells and electronics.

For more about Scott – scottamendola.com

Wind and Hair

We went out to Alameda Point expecting to do your basic musician portrait. The wind and sun helped make sure we got a cover image! Always leave room for the unexpected and unscripted moments.

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