I’ve come to discover over the years that putting a bunch of good friends in a house or cabin together for a weekend is the best formula for success of all time. Every time I’ve done this in the last few years it’s been amazing. Kevin and Ashley had the hook up on a house at Carolina Beach and made it happen. Carolina Beach is awesome and I love all of these people. Speaking of love, Kevin set the tone for the weekend by proposing to Ashley.
This May I got a dream assignment from Huck Magazine to go down to Miami and photograph Chan Marshall aka Cat Power for the cover story. When I met her at her house in Miami Beach she greeted me with the warmest smile that completely put me at ease and set the tone for the day. Normally it is the challenge of the photographer to put the subject at ease and make them relax, but in this case she actually relieved my tension. When I met her she was stressing about what to wear for the shoot. She was a bit nervous too as it turned out, so we were both able to help each other relax and make it a great shoot and a great day. I’ve been listening to her music pretty much on repeat since our shoot.