I interviewed the band Boyfrndz at Progress Coffee last year. In backpack journalist fashion, I also shot the photos that accompanied the story. At the time, after the interview concluded, I shot the band against Progress’ red brick exterior. We weren’t excited by the shoot. After all, how many thousands of band photos have been shot against a brick wall? So the guys asked if I had time to shoot more, which I did. We walked to the band’s house in East Austin. It was an eight-minute walk away. The house was a museum of technologies past. The backyard housed two 60-inch big screen TVs from the 1980s. Neither worked, and they were in fact spray-painted with Boyfrndz imagery. Inside, I found a toy Yamaha keyboard and a vintage typewriter. Throw in a Macbook, and we came up with the idea of having the band members each messing with a different kind of keyboard.
- Client: Backbeat Magazine / Red River Noise
- Date: July 2011
- Location: Austin, Texas
- Gear: Canon 60D, EF-S 18-135mm IS
- Software: Adobe Lightroom 3