One of the last assignments I had while still in Iraq last year was to photograph some cover art for a popular local musician. It was one of those opportunities that seem to come out of nowhere, and in no time, you find yourself working on it. I prefer to have some lead time on a project like this, but I couldn’t say no just because it was offered at short notice.
A couple suggestions:
-I was able to quickly settle on a location for the shoot, because it was one I had used before. I always keep in mind an inventory of good locations that I’ve already scouted. That mental list can save a job in a situation like this, when there is no time to scout.
-Keep everything simple. The location for this shoot was a brand new five-star hotel, that I knew could provide the right environment for this assignment. There is always room to improvise and experiment when there is a simple base.
A copy of the final album arrived here in Chile, and I want to share selected images from the shoot, as well as the images that made the final cut and were published in the cover art. I hope you enjoy them!