Back in mid-April, I received a message that a local band was looking to get promotional images taken. The band, I Am Infamy, which is comprised of Michael Vanson (Vocals), Mario Curay (Guitar), Jonah Swift (Guitar), Trevin Tieken (Bass), and Davis Bonebrake (Drums) were wanting images to promote their latest release, Atrocities, as well as using the images for tour or concert promotional use.
I spoke with vocalist Vanson. He informed me that, in addition to the photo shoot, that they would be filming a video for their single, Heartstrings, at Straight Jacket Studios in Seattle. I had heard of Straight Jacket Studios, so I was pretty excited to be able to not only get some shots of the band for their promotional items, but to also capture images of the band as they filmed their video.
Arriving on premise, the guys in the band were getting their wardrobe taken care of. The video production team Tetraknot were selected to film and produce the video. If you are not familiar with Tetraknot, they are made up of Asher Vast (Director of Photography and Editor) and Kevin Preston (Director and Editor). They are based in Seattle and they have a killer resume of incredible videos that can be found on their website.
After the band was ready, we took group shots of the band as well as numerous shots of each individual band member. The guys were very professional and very easy to work with. Though, Vanson pulling out his black and yellow pet snake was a little startling.
During filming, with the Heartstrings being blasted through the PA system, the band looked awesome. I could only imagine how hard it was to try and act as if they were playing live and put a lot of effort into their performance. I was able to get a good number of behind the scene images for the guys.
I delivered the images to the band about a week later. I was really happy that they liked the product that was delivered.
Click on image for a larger view