When I first moved to Nashville over a year ago, I picked up a copy of the East Nashvillian magazine at a local coffee shop. It was filled with great articles on local musicians, artists, and shop owners. But the first thing I noticed, was the photography and design! Both were excellent! So I set out to get an assignment from them. To my delight, my very first one was a cover/feature on local rocker JD McPherson (who I’m a big fan of). The editor, Chuck, had a idea for the double page spread. A 1950’s inspired atomic bomb testing kinda thing, which I totally dug. He had even found a great location, the old Congress Inn, a Civil War era dive hotel with a great pool that had been filled in with dirt many years ago. After a bit of negotiation with the owners (and $300 cash) they agree to let us shoot there, and as you can see, all went very well. We were able to pull it off with really no problems to speak of.
It was quite a pleasure working with Chuck, and the crew of talent that made this all possible.