As a special feature, I am working on a project co-produced with SummerStage called 'Faces and Voices' to help them celebrate their 25th Anniversary. I hope we can do a series of these over the summer season. The goal is to create a rich, multi-dimensional portrait of SummerStage as a larger community that explores how the combination of public parks and music can bring people together in profound ways. Songwriter and funky as hell musician Me'Shell Ndegeocello was there to perform at the NYC Pride Rally (which was in Central Park for the first time). She was kind enough to sit with us, talk about her memories of new york in the summertime and let me make a few photos.
Faces and Voices
Jay Reatard performs to his hometown crowd at the Hi-Tone cafe in Memphis as part of Gonerfest 4 in 2007. Really tragic that he is gone. NPR Music post on his passing with a great short doc about him.
many more tributes surely to come.
Last month's Sweet Divines shoot referenced the 60's 'Group Cover'. This time around I thought it would be fun to dig into the world of Cheesecake/Exotica/Bachelor Pad artwork. Featured above is the lovely Cici James, a new singer on the indie-soul scene who is being produced by the Divine's bandleader and songwriter J.B. Flatt.
You can see a gallery of other images from the shoot here.
These are the album covers that served as inspiration:
(check out the excellent LP Cover Lover blog)