Brothers Dessner

11923262_398979770307480_5291730776961148224_nAaron and Bryce Dessner, of The National, rehearsing with Kronos Quartet for their appearance at Outside Lands, 2013.


A Little Big Bang

The first time I heard the Kronos Quartet was on Night Music hosted by David Sanborn(so long ago, yes). A little big bang chain reaction went off in my head. These days I can proudly call them a client. I shot interviews and b-roll for this Kickstarter video. Some of the stills are mine as well. Greg Miller did sound. Check it out!

A Second Round


L-R: Jessica Ivry, Alisa Rose, Irene Sazer, and Dina Maccabee

Real Vocal String Quartet hired me to do another round of publicity and CD art work imagery for their upcoming album titled Four Little Sisters. We knew, going into it, that our work would be the basis for Doug Chayka’s illustration for the CD cover so this time we had a predetermined concept guided and art directed by Corey Weinstein. Amber Rogers provided the artful and elegant hair and makeup. This shoot had what we all want in a shoot – to start with a concept but have room to improvise. There was a lot of trust and confidence on set and it had a direct impact.




We had not planned to do these but I always feel a need to do individual portraits when I photograph
a band. I shot these quickly with a flash hand held as far as my arm could stretch up. I layed this out
and sent it right away. They ended up using it, as is, in the CD packaging.

RVSQ Four Little Sisters Cover Art

Doug Chayka’s cover art

It may seem oddly modest to not expect my photograph to be on the cover of their CD but I thought it was wise to go with a full on illustration. It think the images resonate off each other by having those figures exist in both the photo-optical world and the hand made world.

Want to see and hear how amazing they are? Watch them perform “Machine” by Regina Spektor in a video by the talented folks at Chasing The Moon.