Posted on Jan 10, 2013
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As a Charlotte photographer, I jumped at the chance of taking some photos of a local rock band!

One of my good friends is the drummer for Putney’s End, a local rock band here in Charlotte NC. They mainly play at NoDa Brewing Company and are branching out to include other venues.

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Now I must admit, I always thought it would be cool to be in a band! You have to remember that I grew up in the 1990’s. So, I am a sucker for rock music! When I met the members of Putney’s End, (Cam, Justin, and AJ), I played it cool.

I mean……I didn’t want them to know that I secretly want to be part of a band or that I was envious of them.

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I didn’t want them to know that I may or may not have been that guy who plays Rock Band for the Nintendo Wii (in Best Buy for hours upon hours).  

As a Charlotte photographer, I just acted like I photograph rock bands all of the time, “nothing to see here”, etc.

In regards to a group shot (without instruments), I wanted to produce some dramatic lighting and include some harsh shadows. We (AJ recommended it) found a cool, textured surface for the background and took some shots against it.

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For the rest of the shoot, I tried to capture candid shots of each band member. In regards to post-production, I took some chances and tried to be creative with it. In the end, I was pleased with the results. “In all seriousness”, I was impressed with Cam, Justin, and AJ (the members of Putney’s End).

Spending the day with them, I realized the talent and hard work it takes to perform good music!

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In the end, it was a “win-win” situation. They got some photos and I felt like I was part of a rock band (for one day)! Maybe I can catch on as their “official photographer” or something……

Anyway, I have to run! It’s my turn to play Rock Band (posted from a secret Best Buy location near Charlotte, NC).

Thanks to Putney’s End (Cam, Justin, and AJ)
Check them out at NoDa Brewing Company
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If you like these images of Putney’s End, please visit my Facebook page for more photos.

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