26 Apr Woodstock New York Portrait | John Sebastian
So in total I have had the pleasure of photographing John Sebastian three times in the last 3-4 years. He sat in a while back for the Woodstock Writers Fest- EyeBob collaboration. we spent maybe 5 minutes together back then but got some cool shots. Flash forward to September of last year and I get a call to photograph John for his elementary school for their alumni magazine. I got to spend some time with him at a local studio and we produced a couple nice shots, I have included them in the images. But even more fun than just photographing him, I got to discuss guitars with him. Now those of you who know me well, know that I just love guitars and could talk about them all day, it’s kinda of a problem actually, well honestly the real problem is I cannot play that well and have no room for a guitar collection. But besides that I do love me some guitar.. Anyway, with John being so charming and knowledgeable on the subject, we ended up talking probably more than we shot.. Now flash forward to a month or so ago and I get a call from John, he needed some shots and wanted to know if I could help out and, well, OF course! So he came over and brought one of his guitars and an auto harp. I had decided prior to his arrival that I wanted to do a very graphic and stark B/W shot of him, possibly in a way that he has not been photographed before. When John arrived I told him of my idea and he was game so we went into the studio/mancave and did a couple of setups. He was very relaxed in front of the camera, we shot for a little less than an hour and created 2-3 superb portraits (if I say so myself). We have since gotten together a couple times and again talked guitars more than photography, and in my book that’s a good time. Thanks John, I so look forward to our next get together!