Eat The Darkness

by matthew ratajczak

Joy Ike for Fine Living Lancaster magazine

with 5 comments


Joy Ike, Issue #16 Fine Living Lancaster Magazine

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.

Copyright © 2010 Matthew Ratajczak Photography. All Rights Reserved.


Written by eatthedarkness

November 19, 2010 at 4:50 PM

Posted in Photography

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  1. Beautiful portraits, Matthew!


    November 21, 2010 at 4:06 PM

  2. Thanks Kevin, appreciate it!


    November 22, 2010 at 12:21 AM

  3. You know, when I saw this article, I thought to myself, “why didn’t he photograph Joy within the corn husks?”. I’m glad to see that we thought alike on this one. Great photography! Your work is inspiring.


    December 15, 2010 at 9:17 AM

  4. Thanks for the kind words Al, very much appreciated.


    December 15, 2010 at 12:07 PM

  5. Gorgeous Portraits!


    January 4, 2011 at 11:28 PM

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