I get to see Kayleigh about two to three times a year if I’m lucky, and though we’ve known each other five years I’ve only gotten her to be still long enough to make a photo of her one other time. This time though I suckered her into giving me 10 minutes in front of the lens! Maybe suckered is a bit harsh, she was (thankfully) pretty agreeable to the idea even with her busy schedule.
Her band The Scarlet Ending had just flown home to Syracuse from a USO tour of West Asia, were now heading back into the studio to finish up their latest efforts for a full length due in March 2010, and Kayleigh herself was working on still more recordings as one half of Elective, a side project she started with composer/filmmaker CJ Wallis of Vancouver, BC. I was thrilled to not only get to spend some time catching up over dinner, but also to be able to make these images of her at the studio and hear some of TSE’s hard work. As a bonus I got to check out the newest (and well on its way to being the nicest) recording space in my hometown plus preview a few tracks from other bands who were recording there too.
Lighting setup for these images were again pretty simple. Lastolite Ezybox Hotshoe high to the side and, on the one image, another bare light kicking into the ceiling to bring up the background out of blackness. Switched between the 24-70 and 70-200 for lenses but these three came from the 24-70 at 70mm. I’d really like to get that Nikon 85 1.4 but its not going to happen till Spring it seems, unless someone gifts it to me of course, since moving expenses will be eating all of my savings I’m sure. Ce la vie.