I’ve been working a lot with Fine Living Lancaster, a local quarterly publication based in Lancaster, PA, my current home base of operation. All the shoots have been solid and I’ve met some fantastic people. But meeting and photographing Pittsburgh-based “soul-folk” singer/songwriter Joy Ike has got to be near the top of the list for my favorite FLL shoots in 2010. If you like Corinne Bailey Rae, Regina Spektor and Amos Lee, you might dig Ike. Like her name, she was a pure joy to work with.
Big thanks to Editor in Chief, Mark Pontz and Art Director, Katerina Kuss, for their support, direction, excellent design skills and for help holding reflectors, setting up lights and carrying heavy bags of gear. Mark is the only man I know who can talk and/or text on his phone while holding a reflector on a windy day. Bravo Mark, bravo. Looking forward to a few more gigs with them in 2010 and many more in 2011.
Here’s another one of Joy that I like that didn’t make the magazine.