End of an Era

I’ve been fortunate enough to have been a guest at a number of “The Apartment” parties at friends Michael Leviton and Leah Hayes’ place over the last few years.  They’d invite musicians over for an evening every month or so and people would take turns getting up and playing a song or two right there in this tiny railroad apartment’s living room.  Everyone would crowd into the room, sitting on the floor, standing in the hall, it was very intimate, and almost every party, a few of the performances would be simply amazing.  Keith and I discovered a few of our favorite musicians there.  Alas, Michael and Leah are finally moving to a new place, and don’t expect to be able to throw parties like this anymore, so here’s looking back…  the Times has just done a piece on this story you can read here.

See a few of my favorite performances here:

Sharon Van Etten

Forest Fire

Luke Temple

Elk City

I was asked by Friendly Fire Recordings, a great little record company here in New York, to shoot some promo images for one of their bands, Elk City. I was thrilled to find out one of the bandmates used to be in the band Luna, a personal favorite of mine. We shot near their practice space in New Jersey and had a great time making portraits of them indoors and out. Here were my favorites:048-elkcity