A sneak preview…
Walter Trout used to jam in Huntington
Till the condos went up
And Golden Bear went down
Don’t try to tell me there’s nothing wrong
Sounds across paved grass
Where’s Bolsa Chica
Among the yuppie flats?
There’s nothing going on down there
It’s not where it’s at
— “Walter Trout” by Ces Jacuzzi, 1998
I love it when people send me fun stuff! This just came into my mailbox, and it’s super cool – and not just because the ad features one of my images!
The twisted “Trees” illustration is beyond cool – loved it since I first saw it – and it’s a perfect fit with silver. I LOVE this necklace! And it’s for a good cause as well – the world needs more trees.
You can read all about it on martycasey.com – and buy one too!
And while we’re on the subject of Marty Casey, tonight is the very first show with his new band, LA Guns in Green Bay, Wisconsin. They’ll be in Los Angeles at the Key Club and in Hermosa Beach at Saint Rocke in August, but if you live in other parts of the United States or Canada or Puerto Rico or Peru or Venezuela or Chile or Argentina or Uruguay, then check out the tour dates on his site.
If you watched my favorite show ever, Rock Star: INXS, this singer/songwriter may look familiar. And even if you didn’t watch the show, you may recognize him from the commercials that were all over CBS that summer. Marty Casey was the fan favorite, and millions of people voted for him – he’s an amazing musician!
We shot this session on the Sunset Strip in West Hollywood – but not at night, when the strip is at it’s most recognizable… We shot during the day, and were gifted with soft hazy light for most of the session, and then brilliant sun for the balance. Perfect!
And there’s more! To see the whole session, go to Rock Band Lounge!
Or to discuss it on RBL, go here!
The finale of Rock the Cradle is this week – Thursday night at 10PM – and it’s live! The final three singers in the competition are Chloe Lattanzi, Crosby Loggins, and Jesse Blaze Snider – three VERY different performers – so it looks to be a really fun finale!
The images above are just the highlights, for the full photo essay go to:
And the discussion thread is here:
I recently did a session with Marty Casey on the Sunset Strip in West Hollywood. I can’t share all the images just yet – but I can share these!
There’s more from this session, and it’s amazing! The best is truly yet to come…
These have never before been seen in public – but they’re fun, so why not share them?! I was going through some old work last night, and found these, and decided to share them in the discussion thread for our RockBandLounge.com Rock Star: All-Stars – more on that later! But for now, just enjoy the Lovehammers, circa 2006…
And if you’re wondering where the inspiration came for these shots, take a look at http://www.harrybenson.com. Harry Benson’s shot of the Beatles in the middle of a pillow fight is one of the most iconic images in rock photography – and a personal favorite!
Wanna step back in time? Check out this photo essay shot earlier this year while Marty Casey and Lovehammers were on tour with INXS. These photos have never been seen before – consider them a holiday gift for hungry Lovehammer fans!
View the rest of the photo session…
Or read my interview with the Lovehammers, from March, 2006.
I got to shoot a really hot new band last night! Quietdrive has a CD out on Epic Records that was produced by Butch Walker – big big deal producer! Their two most popular singles have been downloaded on MySpace a combined 400,000 times. And they’re super cute and young – so much fun to shoot. Oh, and I LOVE their music. Their CD has not left my CD player since I got it!
I shot them for ROCKBAND.COM and you can see the rest of the images there, but here’s a little taste…
To see the rest of the images, go to:
On Sunday, August 13, 2006 I shot a photo essay backstage at Rock Star: Supernova and it’s huge, but I think it’s definitely worth viewing. You may even learn something! I spent about two hours backstage before the show started, and it was a lot of fun!
Here are a few of the images, the rest can be seen at
To see the rest of my photo essay, go to: http://rockband.com/news/rock-star-backstage/
If you have any questions about what you see in the images, ask them here and I’ll do my best to answer.