get on your boots

This weekend has been a little stranger than most.

Besides shooting an album cover and an art expose, I had the opportunity to shoot a private show with Joshua Radin. I'll admit, before I got the invite I could only vaguely place him as someone I'd maybe heard of before. Now? I only wish I'd started listening to him years ago.

I can't say enough good things about him; despite a long day of travel due to horrendous border issues (isn't it usually worse going FROM Canada TO the States?), his set was brilliant, heartfelt, and laid-back. And the dude was funny! His banter between songs was so good, I'd pay good money to see him do stand-up.

After the show, he mingled easily, signing autographs and posing for pictures. And he was gracious to me, the photographer. Any "hey, would you be willing to do..." was met with "yeah, no problems dude". This was very relieving, since this was my first time shooting anyone even remotely resembling a celebrity (sorry current BC Premier Gordon Campbell).

Although, come to think of it, what guy in his right mind would pass up a picture like this?

If you haven't yet, I encourage you to check him out.

18.04.09. Slightly increased contrast, slightly increased highlights.

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