Back in April I hit the road to Pittsburgh, on assignment for Revolver to photograph Knocked Loose. The Kentucky hardcore band was on tour promoting their upcoming album, A Different Shade of Blue. I had one hour to set up and shoot five scenarios for a cover feature, all in the venue’s *ahem* modest green room. As you can see above, I had to pull two couches out of the room and into the back hallway in order to create an 8x10’ space. Due to space constraints I opted to shoot individual portraits (which could be composited into a group shot if needed) in addition to a range of group shots.
Given the new album title, we couldn’t not implement blue into the shots. For the individual shots I decided to use a blue-gelled LED in combination with a strobe and slow shutter speed to get blue streaks in my images (this technique is detailed in Chroma). For the group shot, which landed the cover, I opted to convert the image to black and white, which I then gave a cyanotype-style treatment in post.
Creative Direction: Jimmy Hubbard
Assistant: Seth Moses Miller