Wednesday, April 17, 2013

My Cover shoot of Willis Kirk... Jazz great who played with Charlie Parker!

A little departure from my usual outdoor/adventure work,  but the opportunity to shoot Dr. Willis Kirk, who had played with Charlie Parker in the hey day of Jazz was alluring!

Jazzed magazine gave me a shot to shoot cover and story images for Kirk in SF last month.  The location was changed last minute from his studio to his home, and the shooting space proved to quite small, with a drum kit to boot.

We used an octa high above with a profoto head, along with a couple small flashes to light up his
drum set.  

Dr. Willis Kirk is a great guy, and I loved hearing some of his stories of his days playing jazz in SF during the '40's.....

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