Musician Album Cover Photographer & Designer 1

Musician Album Cover Photographer & Designer West Palm Beach, FL

Well as a photographer for the better part of two decades, I have photographed many interesting people. One of my FAVORITE projects, by far, is to work on a fellow artists vision / inspiration. Not being stifled, bond by so many rules and guidelines, allows my creative juices to flow!  * I LOVE IT *

About a month ago, Samuel Gali, (musician, composer, pianist) approached me after searching for a professional musician style photographer that could not only give him the IMAGE that he was looking for but have the ability to complete his project from start to finish.

His requirement was a complete Press Ready 6 panel DigiPak, CD + Bonus DVD, as seen in your local music store. This album cover project not only included a studio photo session but direct work with Layout, Design and the Replicators specific requirements. Having magazine and advertising agency background doing paste-up, layout and front cover work I’m passionate about creating final production pieces!

I love photography but still consider myself more of a PHOTO-ARTIST than a “Photographer“. I just love love love getting elbows deep in Photoshop, In Design, Illustrator and other instrumental packages to create final press ready production pieces for my clients.

As a professional musician photographer whom has worked on instrumental albums, singer song writers albums as well as music producers promotional materials, I find myself “in-tune” with the “artist”.

An artist’s IMAGE is absolutely critical! The professional photographer they commission to capture it is as important as picking just the right first song for their album! Artists realize that their IMAGE can be made or broken by a photograph; It’s truly that important!

During my sessions with artists, as a rule, I ask that an they bring a demo reel with them that can be played throughout the studio to give me a better feel for who they are. Let me just say, GALI  ( IS ) an amazing, let me repeat AMAZING musician, composer &  pianist,!! All I can say is; Wow! The sound that filled the studio was unbelievable!

Having been selected out of many Professional Photography & Design Studios to create his (signature) CD / DVD combo DigiPak music album was an honor for me.

  • Look for GALI’s album to hit stores by the beginning of next year and his first release on itunes is coming very soon! If you like masterful piano with a Jazzy, Modern Sound, you’re gonna love him!

About Joseph Cristina

I'm a full-time Palm Beach based Professional Photographer with over 18 years experience in both Photography and Graphic / Media Production. Formal training was received from FAU and the Art Institute in the late 80's. I've worked within multiple advertising agencies along with having work published internationally. Allure Multimedia, LLC is my photographic and multimedia studio base in the sunny Palm Beach, FL. The studio's capacities are many from professional photography to advertising design and multimedia presentation ie. (Wedding Photography, Corporate Events, Modeling, Mitzvahs, TV and Internet Advertising Spots) to name a few. In this digital age, the number of part-time photographers has increase 100 fold diluting the industry with what are known as "weekend warriors". This has lend itself to a rise of a cottage industry of amateurs posing as professionals, underbidding and misleading only to then produce mediocre, at best, final production work. Clients coming to us for professional photography or media creation are reassured by our professionalism, impeccable service, and final product provided, they have made the right decision in commissioning our studio.

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  • Trudy

    Great post! Before I photograph a musician, I like to see them perform or listen to their music. What a great idea to have their demo reel playing during the actual session. Smart thinking. Great photography in this post, as well.