bobby mcferrin for sony music entertainment

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 🙂

Bobby McFerrin.

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miles electric band

It was an honor and pleasure to photograph this band lead by Miles Davis’ nephew Vince Wilburn Jr and consisting of Miles Davis alumni. There was no other time to do the group shot than after the band’s rehearsal the night before their performance at the Hollywood bowl. We set up a background at the Los Angeles rehearsal studio, and ended up shooting this within a matter of 30 minutes after the band’s rehearsal. Everyone was tired and wanted to chat and eat rather than having their picture taken 🙂 But they pulled it together. Preparation was everything here.

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Vince Wilburn Jr, nephew of Miles Davis, drummer and bandleader
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Miles Electric Band
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Vince Wilburn Jr, Antoine Roney
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Robert Irving, John Beasley
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Robert Irving

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Munyungo Jackson

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Mino Cinelu
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Antoine Roney
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John Beasley
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Badal Roy
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Badal Roy
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Darryl Jones
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Blackbyrd McKnight
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Vince Wilburn Jr
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Munyngo Jackson