The official merchandise logo for the 2012 Berks Jazz Festival
has been announced and I am thrilled that it features a
stylized version of the photo that appears on the home page.
Many thanks to John Ernesto, at the festival, for helping to
make this a reality. www.berksjazzfest.com
Can’t believe a whole year has gone by without me updating
this section...my bad. I acquired an additional HV30
video camera and have been using both, along with my Canon
60D to shoot multiple projects. Have worked mostly with a
company called New York DVD, whose owner I know from my
days shooting stills for Hudson Music. We have produced everything
from segments for NJTV to documenting Indian Music concerts
for release on the web and disc.
I have documented the recording
sessions and produced the cover art for a number of new music releases.
Went to shoot the Berks Jazz Festival again last year
and had a great time!
For 2012, the logo art for the festival is
using one of my photos as it’s basis...pretty cool. Shot video at the
Toys R’ Us store in Times Square, for the release of the Cody Simpson
doll..hundreds of screaming tween girls. I’ve also started doing volunteer
video work for the Hackensack Riverkeeper organization. They promote
clean water and recreation in the New Jersey Meadowlans area. It was a
pretty busy year and I hope to grow the business even more in 2012. I
promise to be better at posting regular updates along the way.
As of the new year I will be working in both still & video formats.
I have acquired an HD 1080i video camera and professional
editing software. It will be my mission over the course of this year
to develop my video skills as a supplement to my photography,
so that my clients will be able to come to me for a full range of
imaging needs. It will be an exciting year...stay tuned!
My work is being featured for the month of July at the
Maplewood Deli & Grille in downtown Maplewood, NJ.
There are 10 pieces on display representing most of my shooting
years so far. Everything from Pop to Jazz...R&B to Folk. If you are
in the area, stop in for a bite & a look see. The food is excellent.
The 20th anniversary edition of the Berks Jazz Festival is now history.
It was a great 10 days of shooting and hanging. Now I have to
get busy sorting thru the thousands of images I shot. You can
see the website gallery of images here:
OCTOBER / NOVEMBER 2009
Jazz / Rock / Fusion drummer Steve Smith has released his
“Best Of” collection on the Tone Center label.
The CD features my photos throughout the packaging. The
images are from a photo session for Sonor Drums and
Hudson Music. If you are a fan of great drumming or just great music,
the CD is available...so check it out!
The new issue of Jazz Inside NY is out now. The feature story is
about the singer Rondi Charleston. On the cover is one of my shots from
her performance at Dizzy’s Club Coca Cola in the Jazz @ Lincoln Center complex.
I worked with Lynne Arriale to produce images for a spread in Downbeat
Magazine. The images were shot in a rehearsal space at the Jazz @ Lincoln
Drummer Magazine runs a feature story on David Garibaldi,
the drummer from the funk band Tower of Power. They used a series of my photos
that were shot for an instructional dvd that was released by Hudson Music.
The last recording session for David “Fathead” Newman is released on
Highnote Records. It features my photography from the recording session
in December of 2008.
APRIL 20, 2009
The new Lynne Arriale CD is out along with a bonus DVD.
I shot the images for the CD artwork as well as production stills for the DVD.
The DVD is a live performance, with audience, that took place at Bennett Studios.
The release is available on Motema Music.
APRIL 15, 2009
I’m home from the Berks Jazz Festival in Reading, Pennsylvania.
10 days of music & catching up with friends from years past.
You can see the highlight photos here:
MARCH 17, 2009
It’s now official.....
Redferns Music Picture Library has been purchased and moved to Getty Images.
You can now view my images by clicking on the link above
and then typing my name into the search box.
This opens up broad new horizons for my work and worldwide distribution.
MARCH 10, 2009
This YouTube video features my photos from the Joe Locke “Story Telling” CD.
Mark Ledford performs the vocals on the classic cut “Nature Boy”.
MARCH 4, 2009
I shot the CD insert artwork for the new Radam Schwartz release on
It’s a burnin’ session of Hammond B3 organ Jazz & Blues.
The latest copy of Batterie Magazine, the French drumming publication,
features my photo of Thomas Lang on the cover.
The image was originally shot for Thomas’ latest instructional DVD which was
produced by Hudson Music. It features my images throughout the
packaging and on the DVD.
MARCH 2, 2009
I’ve just recently returned from the PDX Jazz Festival,
a 10 day event in Portland, OR.
The weather was clear the whole 10 days and the music was great!
This year was a celebration of the 70th anniversary of Blue Note Records.
You can view my images from the festival here: