Band Photography: Irie Sol's new album
Where photography and music meet
Over the past year, I've been so lucky to be a part of an incredible artistic collaboration with the band Irie Sol. They've been busy recording a new album, and I was along for the ride every step of the way. Nearly one year ago, I joined them during their recording session at Justin Vernon's (Bon Iver) personal home studio in rural Wisconsin, and now we are just days away from the long-anticipated (and already sold out) record release show at the gorgeous Commodore Bar.
I shot these images for the band's album artwork and promotional photos; it was a beautiful collaboration and a very lively shoot with some rather excellent characters (including a guest appearance by my little dog Ella). We shot them this past summer at St. Paul's Commodore Bar, which used to be a hotel lobby, hosts an amazing Art Deco bar designed by a Hollywood film set designer back in the 1920s, and is now poised to reopen as one of the coolest spots in the Twin Cities). The album artwork couldn't be more gorgeous, thanks to the brilliance of the powerhouse design team that is 45 Degrees Minneapolis... and also, of course, the fact that this is one good-looking group of guys!! The record itself is amazing and truly unique, and is beginning to get some very well-deserved press around the country (including this article which was just published in the Minneapolis Star Tribune). You can buy it on CD Baby and iTunes when it's released on September 24.
I encourage you to check out this record (it's called Dred Scott Fitzgerald) and also an Irie Sol live show. The group is made up of incredibly talented musicians, and their shows are always high-spirited and fun. I really believe in those guys, and I was honored to create art with them.