I always love when artists I worked with over the years give me free hand on a concept we will shoot pictures for. For example when Solarstone approached me for his album “.—-” which already is a album with a strong concept behind it. The whole albums songs where based on morse code – and I don’t mean just the titles but the whole track with it’s baselines and melodies etc. Pretty impressive if you ask me – so we really had to do this interesting and great album some justice with the appropriate pics.
This was Solarstones 7th studio album and he wanted to express that he’s matured and approaches things different than some years ago when he was younger. So I decided to go for a more mature look in the pictures as well – we kept his beard groomed and started with pictures that show him in a pretty decent suit.
Rich (Solarstone) was pretty happy with those pictures already but I wanted to do some more shots with a different lighting approach and to get the album somehow into them. We brainstormed ideas with his team and we ended up agreeing put the “.—-” somewhere on his arms or hands, ending up with putting them on his fingers and went for a black and white theme.
Sometimes it’s just that easy – you brainstorm an idea and it works on the first try and Management, Artist as well as everyone else is happy and we’re done! 🙂
And those pictures are still used up to date for his gigs and festival openings – you can see some of them in the tearsheet-section here on my site!