The third one is of tattoo artist Kat Von D, working on lyrics for an album she’s currently working on. Sometimes I’m conscious of these moments, but even when they just happen and there’s an aspect of luck involved, I’m still aware of my surroundings, my camera settings, and as ready as possible for whatever might happen. I actually borrow some techniques from street photography, like always pre-setting my camera in advance, so I’m not fumbling around and potentially missing a moment.
A: This is of Kat Von D recording vocals for the album she’s working on. I positioned myself so the light on the wall opposite me was directly behind the microphone; I liked the way it gave almost a halo effect to the mic and really separated it from the wall. I like the juxtaposition of the elaborate hard lines of the microphone standing out against the soft light in the room, and her pensive look. She particularly loves this image and asked me to include it.
A: There’s been talk about possibly doing something with the Foo Fighters images and Leica; still working on that. Some prints of my Mick Fleetwood images may soon be available at his restaurant on Maui, Fleetwood’s on Front Street. I’m talking with Slayer about possibly doing some sort of collection, maybe a book, to go along with their 2015 album release. It’s not music studio stuff, but you can find many of my Kat Von D images in her most recent book, “Go Big Or Go Home.” Another photographer shot the studio portraits and I shot the photos of Kat tattooing in her shop, High Voltage Tattoo.
check out the pictures in the gallery here