Monthly Archives: July 2015

They Ain’t Nothing Much, but they’ll do

If you have spent any time at all walking around downtown Asheville over the last few months, then you’ve probably heard these guys playing on a sidewalk. Sonny Blister, Billy Scribbles, Stephen Ray Lester, Chicken Coop Willaye, and Josh Jakubowski are Ain’t Nothing Much. They play their own brand of rowdy bluegrass music that makes […]

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Traveling brothers

It’s mid-summer, and people are pouring into Asheville from all over. Jesse and Sam Williams were sitting together on Biltmore Avenue in downtown Asheville as I walked up. Sam was holding his violin. He started playing a classical tune that I did not recognize. I asked him what it was and he said “Something I […]

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Badass swamp player

One of the coolest things about shooting recording sessions in Nashville is you never know who’s going to drop in and lay down a track. Today, it was the great Tony Joe White of Polk Salad Annie fame. Tony Joe added some badass filthy Stratocaster licks to some of Malcolm Holcombe’s songs. I gotta say […]

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Died and went to Rickenbacker heaven

Still alive, but it does look like Rickenbacker garden of paradise here. Watch out for the snake though. Looks like it’s about to take a bite out of the forbidden headstock. I’m in Nashville this week on a shoot for Malcolm Holcombe, who is recording a new album here. The recording studio is decorated with […]

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Ambassador of Tibetan culture

Tenzin Tsedup is a Tibetan artist spending some time in Asheville. I met Tsedup (pronounced Sadoo) when he was busking on Haywood Street, about a block from my Flatiron studio. He graciously agreed to come upstairs and pose for a quick portrait with his dranyen, a traditional Tibetan string instrument. Click HERE to listen to […]

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Doc Docherty – made with my own light

Here is another pic of Asheville magician, Doc Docherty. I shot this last week on location at the Crow & Quill, a cool little watering hole in downtown Asheville. Usually I shoot with available light, or at least with continuous light, but this was made with good ole flashes, which I hardly ever use. I […]

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Callie’s Mona Lisa smile

I shot this portrait of Callie right on the corner of Biltmore and Eagle, smack in the middle of downtown Asheville at midday, but it doesn’t look like a street shot. I guess that’s the difference between pure street photography and street portraits. I don’t really care whether my pics are posed or totally candid. […]

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