Musicians WantedK. Praslowicz
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Recently I've been thinking about what kind of photography projects I should take up for the next few years. One lesson I've learned about myself while working on Watershed and the Midwest Beer Sign projects is that the further I need to travel for my subjects, the longer it is going to take to finish the project. Traveling is great, but I am not great at traveling.
So while thinking of what I can photograph without needing to travel much outside the Duluth/Superior area, I think I need to revisit the environmental portrait work I was doing in 2011-2013.
This time around though I want to narrow my focus onto musicians in the environments that they work on their music while they aren't on stage.
So if you are a performing musician who is reading this, I want to photograph you and your band in your rehearsal spaces. Or in that spot at the end of the bed where you somehow write all your best pieces when you aren't with your band. Or in the van that you live out of as you in drive it back and forth across the country while on tours. Or in the studio working on a new album.
This project is open to musicians in any genre, and at any career level.
I expect I'll be ready to start photographing near the end of July, but in the meantime, please fill out the following form if you are interested in being a subject. Photographing will mainly take place in the Duluth/Superior area, but feel free to sign up if you are outside of the region. I do sometimes travel and would like to know where potential subjects are when I do. Ask any questions in the comments below, or through my contact form.
In case we don't know each other, I've been photographing the Duluth music scene for many years now, and currently am a committee member who helps organize the Duluth Homegrown Music Festival. I got street cred.
I'll be shooting these with a large format film camera. It is a big, slow camera that I put a lot of effort into getting each exposure I make right. Sessions tend to be short as I often only make one to four exposures per subject.