Posts tagged nc musicians
Nappy Roots \\ Durham, NC

I listened to Nappy Roots when I was in high school.  My favorite beat was the collaboration of "Awnaw" with P.O.D's Marcus.  It was nostalgic to be able to shoot portraits of them in Durham, NC at The Pinhook this week.

After they warmed up to me a bit we had a great shoot.  I also got to connect with Drew Yager of CMK Productions.  He's been with Nappy Roots for 4 years.  You can see him in the photos below.  

Someone else you might not know is Blake German.  He is the tour DJ and producer for Nappy Roots new album "The 40 AKERZ PROJECT".  I was able to grab him on his way out the door.  

You can get Nappy Roots new album on iTunes here.   

 

Griffin House \\ Chapel Hill, NC

This is the story of how I got to shoot some musician portraits of Griffin House at the Local 506 in Chapel Hill, NC:

I emailed his manager and asked.  She emailed him.  He said "ok". 

I met him outside of the Local 506 on Franklin Street in Chapel Hill and then we walked around, climbed on a roof, talked and took some photos.  

The repetitive lesson learned: Just ask.

He's a great guy and I hope you can check out his art!

-Mark

Becca Stevens \\ Durham, NC

I shot some urban musician portrait photos of jazz vocalist Becca Stevens at Motorco Music Hall in Durham, NC recently.  Motorco Music Hall was her first stop along a tour with Ben Sollee.

If you've not heard her art then check it out at www.beccastevens.com

Mike Jesurun \\ Durham, NC

Mike Jesurun: Drummer for Cold Country, Teenage Rage and Stelth Ulvang of The Lumineers

Mike came to town with Stelth Ulvang and I got to shoot some urban portrait photography of him at Full Steam Brewery in downtown Durham, NC before their show at The Pinhook.

Mike was quiet. Confident. and reflective.

Darin and Brooke Aldridge \\ Durham, NC

Darin and Brooke Aldridge contacted me a while back and explained that they're coming out with a new album  (Snapshots) in February of 2015 and that they would like me to shoot the photos of the album cover.

The next weekend they came down to my darling town. Durham, NC. 

You can download the album "Snapshots" here on iTunes. Snap shots has an incredible array of songs and lyrics.  I highly recommend you get this album when it's released. Expected Release: Feb 17, 2015

You can also check out Darin and Brooke Aldridge's tour schedule here.

Hair and make-up artist: Kathryn Trivett-Maya