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Photographing bands the way they want to be seen.
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Features is a collection of band portaits taken over a four year span. The motivation for this project was to capture the bands that I love in a way that they loved. I was disheartened to hear that magazines and photographers would often ask bands to dress up or pose in a way that would better “fit their music." As a photographer and musician myself, that seemed wrong to me. I imagined that the best work would come from a collobaration between myself and the bands. So, I reached out to my favorite bands, close and far, and the results were fantastic! The photos were beautiful and the bands were happy with the way they were being represented.

I originally started collecting the photos on a blog I called “The Lion's Mansion." The blog eventually grew into a magazine of the same name, which featured the photos paired with editorials and interviews. After a few issues of these, it became clear that the writing was distracting from the core of the project. Additionally by this point, some of the original bands I captured had changed line ups or broken up. That is when the idea of the book emerged. These images became a time capsule, a freeze-frame of the moment in the bands life, of that time when I photographed them and where I photographed them. 

Anything you can do to help make this book a reality would mean everything to me!

Video: Corey HughesAudio: George Cessna | Music: Wing Dam | Design: Micah E. Wood

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Book Features:

83 Cutlass

Abdu Ali

Adam Lempel & the Heartbeats

Amanda Glasser

Basement Rap

Butch Dawson

Charly Bliss

Chester Endersby Gwazda

Chiffon

DaikonDaikon

Dan Deacon

Dangerous Ponies

Dead Mellotron

Dustin Wong

Edward Lasher

Everybody Yay

Fat Tony

Fun.

Future Islands

Genevieve

Gold Motel

Great Minds

The Hush Sound

Infinite Honey

Islands

Jack Martin

Jacober

Jessica Lea Mayfield

La Gholson

Le Swish

Little Smoke

My Son Bison

Natural Velvet

Other Colors

Outer Spaces

Pianos Become The Teeth

Peals

Po Po

Rapdragons

The Sea Life

Secret Mountains

Slipper

SMLH

The Snails

Soft Cat

Spank Rock

Spook House

Sri Aurobindo

The Sterling Sisters

STOOPKID MO

TT The Artist

Us and Us Only

The Visions

Weekends

White Laces

Wind and Window Flower

Wing Dam

Wye Oak

Zaiah Burke

Risks and challenges

The biggest challenge will be just working back and forth with the printer to make sure every pages prints the way I imagine it and make sure all the colors come out as true as possible. This is really meant to be a document of that band and who they were at that date so color and light being accurate to the moment is important to me.

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    Time Spent Zine!

    Black and White Zine of rappers from the book curated and created by Time Spent.

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    THIS IS IT!
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    'Features' Book + Limited Edition Compilation Tape (Featuring select artists from the book)

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    'Features' Book + Limited Edition Compilation Tape (Featuring select artists from the book) + Time Spent Zine! (Black and White Zine of rappers in the book curated and created by Time Spent.)

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    I will photograph you on the same camera and type of film used for the portraits in the book, and then make you a spread just as if you were an artist in the book and send you a digital copy of your spreads and the scans from the film! To be arranged in Baltimore or NYC only

    Plus everything listed in past reward. Book, Tape and Zine.

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