Thrilled about the album cover artwork we shot for “The Introduction” by Republic Records recording artist Viv and the Revival.
This is my beautiful friend, filmmaker and actress Tigist Selam, who I met years ago in NYC, while dancing to whatever Q-Tip was spinning that night. It turned out we were both German, had lived abroad for quite a while and were essentially neighbors in Harlem. Needless to say we hung out and collaborated many times thereafter. Here’s a small look into one of several shoots.
I got a had made by master hatter Gunner Foxx, and through that I got to visit his incredibly beautiful workspace on Sunset Blvd in the heart of Hollywood. This space somehow feels like traveling back in time, so when it came to picking up the finished piece, I took the opportunity to capture the raw beauty of the space.
We photographed Clovis Nicolas for his upcoming release on Sunnyside Records on one of New York’s finest rooftops.
Special thanks to The Flug
Shooting Bobby McFerrin turned out to be quite an adventure. We were given one hour of time at first, to create a full set of conceptual images for his album cover art, and another set for press and promotional images. He had done a lengthy video interview right before the shoot, and in the end, he gave us thirty minutes before letting us know that he was “done now”. I love my job 🙂