Musician Album Cover Photographer & Designer
September 17th, 2009
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!