Crimson Arrow

"Worse than teenage girls" was the advice a friend who shot boy bands gave me one time when we chatted about her past (she now does real estate photography, quiet, peaceful real estate work). Well as it turns out I got the chance to photograph a band earlier this summer. I talked about an idea I had with my friends in the local rock band Crimson Arrow and we decided to do a shoot. We had the privilege of shooting in a super sick location. I've seen grain elevators all my life and finally I got to shoot inside one. We had a great, albeit hot (105 outside means insanely hot inside the top of a massive metal can), time shooting with the band. 
A few days after the shoot I was with my friend Joseph West and I showed him my favorite shot from the day and when I handed him my laptop he started editing. A few swift clicks later and he gave me these sexy B&W tones. 
And last but not least, a few BTS frames thanks to my assistant/comrade Kelly (more BTS photos from the shoot can be found here).

Gisele's Story [preview]

  In the Fall of 2010 I had the privilege of interviewing a friend named Gisele, and I am proud say that some of the footage is finally online. Gisele lived in Berlin, Germany in the 1940s. "In front of our house there were like 26 bombs that fell over a period of time." Gisele continued, "All during the war I was there when the bombing was going on, and that was pretty scary. When we sit in the basement lots of times and we would see stuff fall off the ceiling and the house would shake and we would hear the bombs and things when they were hitting. It was pretty scary then, we didn't know if we would get out again or not or if that was our last day of life."

  "In Berlin it was pretty scarce. We got so much on our ration cards, hut it wasn't a whole lot. They used to say it was too much to die, but not enough to live on. I went to get my ration card and they said 'Well, we don't need more people in Berlin, so why don't you go back where you came from.' "

  Hollywood couldn't make this up, and it would really be hard for them to dramatize it. This is the real story. This was Germany.





[This is just a preview, the entire project should be released sometime this summer. Lord willing I will be able to post it somewhere online for everyone to see.]