Getting to shoot in extremely varied and interesting locales is surely one of the perks of being a photographer. Every now & then though it gets amped up and becomes even more exciting as was the case with this year’s Martin Guitar apparel catalog shoot in a real recording studio, Spectra Sound in Nazareth PA.
As a serious music lover myself this shoot was truly rocking from the moment we arrived. Studio owner Jim was a knowledgeable and accommodating host allowing us full reign of the space and use of his very cool equipment. Between shooting scenarios he had us listening to some really wonderful jazz music by this amazing singer Lydia Harrell. I’ve already hit up iTunes for her latest album and have been enjoying daily doses lately. Turns out she is from Boston and my daughter lives up there so I have suggested she keep an eye out for Lydia’s shows and check her out!
Each time we do a shoot like this you learn things you didn’t know. I guess that is true enough of any new situation but I get really energized by other people and all they bring to the table. Our male model for the day, Chris, well he is the Senior Artist Relations Manager at Martin and of course I should have guessed because seems like everyone you meet at Martin is a musician, but yes Chris is too. Once the shoot wrapped Chris set up in the studio and Jim recorded Chris doing an original song. Lucky for us we got to sit in and wiouldn’t ya know once again, my mind is blown. His guitar playing, his demeanor and his song were absolutely beautiful! What a talent, he was terrific and I think we should be listening to Chris on the radio!
With the help of Martin’s fun and hip Merchandise Manager Becky and my incredible assistant and amazing friend Sandy, our lovely, beautiful female model Mandee, who happens to be a Graphic Designer at Martin and of course the ultimate idea lady, super creative, high energy and wonderful to be near VP Brand Marketing & Creative Director Amani Duncan, this shoot, was truly another great one! Thank you for having me along! I love the ride!
Here are just a few favs from the latest photo shoot for The 1833 Shop Be sure to have a look at the actual catalog via link below!
All images by Terree Yeagle/ The Moment Photography commissioned by Martin Guitar
The 1833 Shop 2014 -2015 Catalog