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Divided by Friday

Back in May I got a message from Jason (the awesome/lucky dude who recently married Britt) asking if I was able to photograph a band he manages. Thing is, they needed the pictures by the weekend in order to get them to their web designer. This happened to be during one of the busiest weeks of the year for me, and I honestly didn’t have time, but 1) Jason is a great guy, 2) I have a special place in my heart for bands generally, and especially those made up of high-schoolers, and 3) they play music with Christian themes that is actually really good.

They’re called Divided by Friday and they’re based in North Carolina, but this summer they’ll be playing in Virginia, Tennessee, Pennsylvania, Indiana as well as at the Cornerstone Festival in Illinois.  Shooting them was pretty cool because my first real ‘photo shoot’ was for Luke Marr’s Unemployed Potential, the band of one of my former students. It was exciting to once again come up against the problem of how to shoot ‘a bunch of dudes’ and not fall into one of a half-dozen cliches employed over and over in band press photos but this time to have a lot more tools in my mental arsenal.

In any case, we squeezed the shoot in between school and another event that I had that evening so the band’s big photoshoot was with a guy wearing khakis and a tie. I’m sure that’s the way they pictured it–very rawk. In any case, they’re good guys and they play good music so check them out if they come to your town.

Divided by Friday

Divided by Friday

I absolutely love the lens flare in this image.

Divided by Friday

One of the questions I hear pretty frequently when taking group shots of guys is, “Are we smiling?”

Divided by Friday smiling


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3 Responses to “Divided by Friday”

  1. Loren says:

    Great job, and what a challenge on such short notice.
    I guess its no accident that you posted this on Friday, or that your bolog-a-thon was , um, divided by Friday. You punmeister.

  2. J.P. says:

    Ugh. That wasn’t intentional…can’t decide if that makes it better or worse.

  3. […] (shhhh!) and I came straight from school (still wearing a button-up shirt and khakis) and we had a shoot that I blogged about last year. Well, 2010 has brought great things for the guys in Divided by Friday. Earlier this year they […]

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