Back in 2009 I shot some behind the scene stills on a music video directed and produced by Trevor Bittinger and Brandon LaGanke. The video was shot at my friends apartment who also happens to be a very talented designer, Jesse Hectic. It was my first introduction to the band members of Jupiter One, K Ishibashi, Zac Colwell, David Heilman and Pat Dougherty.
Tuesday night I attended a solo show of K’s (check out his new EP here), at the Living Room in Manhattan . The room was filled with friends and fans and the performance was kick ass. It was a treat to see k perform solo for it was a first for me. On my way out, David(Also a member of Jupiter One and Fancy Colors) mentioned that Zac Colwell was playing at Glasslands with his other band, Chappo and invited me to join. We headed over the bridge to Brooklyn in time to watch the entire set, which was fantastic. Many of the faces at K’s show had resurfaced to watch Chappo perform as well.
It got me thinking about the artists in my life here in NYC. I am constantly being introduced to amazing creatives through my community of friends. Whether it is a fellow photographer, designer, set builder, musician, sculptor…. It is an artist community like no other, a family. We open our doors, lend a hand, share gear, whatever is needed to help each other to create and express their art. I feel so fortunate to be supported and surrounded by so many amazing individuals. Thank you. Thank You. You are family and I am so grateful to be have all of you in my life.
Tuesday Night at The Living Room
Later that night… Chappo at Glasslands in Brooklyn.