A few months ago I was approached by the Pasadena Conservatory of Music to create a series of photographs for the upcoming Pasadena Arts & Ideas Festival. This year’s “theme” is ‘Skin’. The conservatory wanted to hire me to shoot a series of black & white images showing the interaction of skin and musical instruments.
I have been a recent contributor to the Conservatory, as a good friend of mine recently joined as the head of development there. It felt a bit weird to me to be writing them a check every year to contribute to their programs only to get is all back for a few photo shoots. So I offered to do the project pro-bono.
Well we finally started to do a few sessions last week and the Conservatory in an attempt to get some publicity for the event was able to have the local paper stop by to do a little article on what we were up to. So for all of about 10 or 15 minutes there was a staff writer and staff photographer at our first session. They asked a few questions, took a few shots while we were doing our thing and then they were gone.
I figured it would be a little blurb on page 453 in the bottom left corner…
Today our FedEx guy was dropping off a package and says “Hey, saw ya on the front page of the paper the other day!”
I was sure he was exaggerating about this little hidden article, but he stopped by later and handed me Friday’s Pasadena Star News and sure enough.. Big Picture and article right in the middle of the front page! It’s Great for the Festival, but like I said… must have been a slow news day!
Here is the article online (without photos)