Posts Tagged ‘Sundance Film Festival’

Have you heard of Jonny Lang? If you haven’t you are going to be blown away by his talent. I was able to photograph him at The House of Blues in January of this year. At only 30 years he has accomplished more than most do in a lifetime. I was stoked when I was contacted by his manager two weeks ago who said that Jonny loved one of the photos I took of him and that they wanted to purchase the photo. It is great to have people of this caliper appreciate and pay for my work and it was just last year I sold some images to RCA/Sony music label for a different group.

Jonny came to town last week where he performed at Red Butte Gardens. I was asked to shoot the concert and guess what everyone was wearing? A lanyard with my photo of Jonny on it for his official tour image! They told me as soon as I signed the contract they made the tags and are getting ready to use the image for Jonny’s official glossy as well! CHEERS!

Jonny Lang’s Bio

Jonny Lang started playing the guitar at the age of twelve, after his father took him to see the Bad Medicine Blues Band, one of the few blues bands in Fargo, North Dakota. Lang soon started taking guitar lessons from Ted Larsen, the Bad Medicine Blues Band’s guitar player. Several months after Lang began, he joined the Bad Medicine Blues Band, which was then renamed Kid Jonny Lang & The Big Bang.

The band moved to Minneapolis, Minnesota and independently released the album Smokin’ when Lang was fourteen. Lang was signed to A&M Records in 1996. He released the critically acclaimed multi-platinum Lie to Me on January 28, 1997. The next album, Wander this World was released on October 20, 1998 and earned a Grammy nomination. This was followed by the more soulful Long Time Coming on October 14, 2003. Lang also made a cover of Edgar Winter’s “Dying to Live”. Lang’s newest album, the gospel-influenced Turn Around, was released in 2006, and most recently won Lang his first Grammy Award.

In more than ten years on the road, Lang has toured with the Rolling Stones, Buddy Guy, Aerosmith, B.B. King, Blues Traveler, Jeff Beck and Sting. In 1999, he was invited to play for a White House audience including President and Mrs. Clinton. Lang also makes a cameo appearance in the film Blues Brothers 2000 as a janitor. In 2004, Eric Clapton asked Lang to play a the Crossroads Guitar Festival to raise money for the Crossroads Centre Antigua.

I was thrilled when I was asked to by the lovely and talented Autumn Thatcher if I would be willing to be a part of a cover story about 4 local photographers for their next issue of  In This Week.  First is the printed version and then right below is the the online version of the story.  If you would like to view the article online go here. The printed version is available today, so go pick up a copy!
Cover: Salt Lake’s Hot Shots, Andrea Hanks
Posted 2011-03-30 14:27:23 by Autumn Thatcher

Our day-to-day lives happen in a blur and the monotony of our daily responsibilities sometimes causes us to get into routines that prevent us from stopping and taking a look at the world around us. While most of us have to remind ourselves to look at our surroundings, there are those select few who tend to see nothing but what surrounds them. These individuals are more often than not, photographers. Anyone can buy a camera and start shooting, but not everyone can turn their work into art. In appreciation for the photographic talent that exists in Salt Lake, we minimize our words and talk to four different professional photographers who differ in style and subject, but are similar because of their ability to see something ordinary and make it extraordinary. These people show us on the pages what they see in their surroundings and capture their interpretations behind the lens for everyone else to admire.

Andrea Hanks has been working with photography and cameras since she began modeling internationally at the age of 14. Her experience in front of the camera along with the realization that it was time to step out of the world of modeling led her to pick up a camera and go behind the lens.

What she likes to shoot • I love the fashion industry, so my style is most influenced by high fashion editorial.

On her photographic studies • Experience has been the best teacher for me. A lot of trial and error. My yearly goals always include some form of continued training. I spend time analyzing other photographers and seeking their input from camera setting to the best shoes to wear on the risers at LA Fashion Week.

How she is different from other photographers • Because of my unique experience in the fashion industry, the way I use lighting, the way I pose and most often don’t pose subjects and my decidedly unique processing style using rich, bright colors and deep contrasting blacks and whites.

Who she would shadow for a day • Nicolaas de Bruin or Walter Ego

Opportunities her career has presented her with • Good luck is where the paths of hard work and opportunity cross. In my short career, I have been able to shoot celebrities at Sundance Film Festival, and I am the house photographer for the biggest venue at LA Fashion Week. I have also shot wedding proposals in Chicago, weddings nationwide and most recently in Jamaica. I am currently working on some shooting projects this fall in New York.

Snoop Dogg

August 9, 2010

I was one of four photographers with media credentials for  Snoop Dogg’s concert in Park City, Utah this year.   I have found that most people either love or hate him.  Either way,  there is no argument saying that he is a huge superstar, and I was there as a photographer for the event.   Enjoy the slideshow!

Kosha Dillz

June 18, 2010

I would like to introduce a great friend of mine who is quickly becoming a very well know hip hop artist…he is going on tour with Snoop Dogg this summer! His stage name is Kosha Dillz, but his real name is Rami. I am not sure which is bigger, his talent or his heart. He is willing to help anyone, including 3 helpless kitties. Kosha is Jewish and chooses to only eat Kosha brand meats. One of the things that can be difficult as an artist of any type, is finding people to believe in you and what you can offer the world. A lot of people who do really well in show biz have agents or record companies promoting them. Kosha has done all of it by himself with the support of friends and family. If you are into hip hop, I suggest you check him out. He is FRESH! I have photographed two of his shows as well as one amazing portrait session at Saltair. Jon Woodbury was kind enough to come along and assist as well as  shoot with me-the results are awesome. To check out more of Kosha go here. To see Jon’s photos from the shoot go here. I am about ready to tell you the coolest part about this post…are you ready?  REALLY?  You really have to watch the slideshow because the song in the slideshow is one that Kosha wrote just for ME! I LOVE IT. Enjoy!

2 AM Club

June 18, 2010

Another group that will blow up soon! Don’t take my word for it, read here. The boys’ first album is slated to be released this summer and RCA is going to use some of my pictures to promote it! These guys are going to kill it! Check out their website here.

Mike Posner

June 18, 2010

Everyone keep a close eye on this guy…he is going to be huge. Check Mike out here

In January I had the awesome privilege of shooting many different events at The Sundance Film Festival in Park City. I was shooting for Utah Styleliste Magazine and the experience was amazing.  I have been slammed since November of last year (it is a good thing) and I have really fallen behind on my blog posts, so in an attempt to bring you up to speed on my projects  I have posted some of the highlights from the film festival.  If you would like to see more of my work, check out my Facebook Page_DSC0370-2 copy_DSC0350 copy_DSC0337 copy_DSC0314 copy_DSC0310 copy_DSC0300 copy_DSC0289-2 copy_DSC0283 copy_DSC1547 copy_DSC1187 copy_DSC1110 copy_DSC1072h copy_DSC0967 copy_DSC1976 copy_DSC1814 copy_DSC0385 copy_DSC2007 copy_DSC0937o copy_DSC0386-2 copy_DSC0399 copy_DSC0402 copy_DSC0446 copy_DSC0578 copy_DSC0646 copy_DSC0189 copy_DSC0902 copy_DSC0765-2 copy_DSC0744-2 copy_DSC0740 copy_DSC0266 copy_DSC0260 copy_DSC0201 copy_DSC0233 copy_DSC0319 copy_DSC0174 copyge-910″ />

2 AM Club

March 30, 2010

It has been a while since I have posted anything. It is not because I don’t have any work to post, nay it is quite the contrary. I have been running like crazy since January. I just wanted to share some exciting news here on the blog with a promise that there is a whole lot more to come!

I was able to shoot photos of 2 AM Club at The Sundance Film Festival while on assignment for Utah Styleliste Magazine. I had about 10 minutes backstage to take their pictures, and I am pleased to announce that RCA (their record label) has purchased all of the photos! These boys are super talented, educated and extremely un-jaded. We were able to hang out with them the next night and had a great time because they were so down to earth. I think they are going to be huge. Their first album is slated to be released in the spring. Check out the RCA homepage and 2 AM Club is the first artist listed.  To see more of my photos of 2 Am Club, check out my Facebook Page.

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