“Just get a little closer to one another… yes, that’s great! Now hold the pose, we’re just waiting for that cloud to pass…” Matty, Chris and I are posing for some pictures that we will use for promotion and the photographer is Charlottesville local Jack Looney. We are musicians, not models, but Jack makes it so easy. He jokes a little, moves fast, and before we know it, it’s a wrap.
Since I met Jack a couple of years ago, I have worked with him on several occasions. He produced the black and white videos that are on this website – you can find them here – and he is also the person who introduced me to Matty Metcalfe. I have admired Jack’s work ever since I saw it for the first time. Among his specialties are weddings and events, music, and nature photography. His work is stunningly beautiful, with an eye for detail that is quite amazing.
A snake, photographed on one of Jack’s trips through the Blue Ridge Mountains in Virginia, seems to slither right off the page. A heron in the reed shows itself in all its beauty. But, most of all, I love his pictures of bands. It is obvious from his photographs that Jack loves music and the performers who are his subjects. He makes everyone look so vibrant and alive that you just want to be there at the concert and be part of the scene. Lately, Jack has been been filming bands in addition to photographing them. I hope he will continue to do so. And I know who will create my next album cover!
Check out Jack’s photography at www.jacklooney.com.
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