Scenes Around Jackson Photoblog

[Behind The Scenes] Martin Barre Shoot (3.27.13)

Posted in 2013, Behind The Scenes, black and white, Digital, Photo Post by William Patrick Butler on April 1, 2013

first post of 2013 with all new work and first time me and Tom have worked together in the new year.

tom called me up a few days back and asked if i’d be free on the 27th and i said sure, what was up and, lo and behold, he had managed to arrange and set up a shoot with Martin Barre.

y’know, just the legendary guitarist of Jethro Tull and wanted to know if i’d help him out as a photo assist. and since i love taking documentary style/behind the scenes photos, Tom asked Martin if that would be cool for me to do while they shot and he said it was no problem.

hell to the yeah.

the location was inside the dance studio of Ballet Mississippi.

let’s get to it

BTS with Martin Barre (3.27.13) (8 of 18)

Martin was a really cool guy.  heh, he really liked my hat.

BTS with Martin Barre (3.27.13) (1 of 18)

so, tom kept the lighting set-up pretty basic.

BTS with Martin Barre (3.27.13) (2 of 18)

you can see it a little better here. a softbox to camera left with additional accent lighting towards the back; camera left. a grey backdrop and a simple reflector to camera right. and that was the set up.

BTS with Martin Barre (3.27.13) (3 of 18)

it was really cool, while tom was shooting and i was walking around getting some shots, martin would just be playing tunes on the guitar. everywhere now and then either tom or i would look up and go “hey, i know that one”

BTS with Martin Barre (3.27.13) (4 of 18)

BTS with Martin Barre (3.27.13) (5 of 18)

shooting his reflection in one of the dance studio mirrors

BTS with Martin Barre (3.27.13) (6 of 18)

after him and tom decide that the suit jacket he was wearing wasn’t working.

BTS with Martin Barre (3.27.13) (7 of 18)

BTS with Martin Barre (3.27.13) (9 of 18)

so, i started to notice, that whenever tom snapped a photo, it would take the lights a few seconds to cycle back up to full power. so, for a few seconds, you got this cool halo silhouette going on.  so i started to time it and managed to snap this before the lights came back on.

BTS with Martin Barre (3.27.13) (10 of 18)

man, tom had this lit up nice

BTS with Martin Barre (3.27.13) (11 of 18)

speaking of tom, here he is. i think this is one of my fav photos i’ve taken recently.

in case you’re wondering what kind of camera that is, it’s a Mamiya RZ67.

BTS with Martin Barre (3.27.13) (12 of 18)

tom and martin talking over the shoot so far.

BTS with Martin Barre (3.27.13) (15 of 18)

BTS with Martin Barre (3.27.13) (16 of 18)

and this would be my last shot of the day and tom finished up a shot or two later.

after that, it was time for a victory photo :)

BTS with Martin Barre (3.27.13) (18 of 18)

many thanks to tom for inviting me along for the ride and many thanks for Martin Barre for making the time while he was in town.  cool day all around :)

and not to be outdone, i had tom take a pic for me on my iphone

photo (2) copy

good times :)

have a good one everybody

see ya next post!

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  1. Tom Beck said, on April 1, 2013 at 1:43 pm

    Awesome, Pat! Thanks for all your help.

    Just to make a correction, I was using a Mamiya RZ67 in that shot.


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