One of my favorite techniques is to use CTO filters (plastic gels that make neutral light look like old fashioned light bulbs) on my lights so that when I tell the camera to compensate for their warmth, the camera makes the rest of the world look blue.
I worked together with Marcus Matteo to come up with his evocative album artwork for his new single â€˜I donâ€™t wanna go to work today.â€™ Most of it was his ideaâ€¦. but my contribution was tweaking the pose and adding the keys. All in all Im really happy with the final results.
A short video I made introducing Chicago singer songwriter Marcus Matteo was just released prior to the upcoming release of â€˜MPFREE,â€™ his first collection of original music. The video features the intro track to â€˜MPFREEâ€™ called â€˜Sincerelyâ€¦â€¦Marcus Matteoâ€™, a short but sweet acapella number inviting you into the world of Marcus Matteo.
Recording artist Megan’s The Heartbreak Remedy is now on itunes. I must say, its kind of fun seeing your image as the album artwork!
Doing this shoot for Megan, a singer originally from Indiana now residing in Chicago, was a welcome departure from my norm and required a lot of imaginative thought, knowing that what I was shooting would be combined later with graphics to form the final image.