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NORMA JEAN :: New Press Photos

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This past August I had the chance to work with the Atlanta-based band Norma Jean before their show at The Rave in Milwaukee. This was very different from many of the bands I shoot for a few reasons. First, I have been a diehard Norma Jean fan since the 2001 release of the album “Throwing Myself”, when the band was called Luti-Kriss. I had made a few connections at their record label Razor and Tie in NYC over the past year and reached out to them to see if I could get the band for a few photos while they were in Milwaukee on the Summer Slaughter Tour. This shoot differed from most of the band shoots I’ve done in which I fly across the country with my full team, rent a studio and highly produce a full day of sometimes rigorous shooting. I had the band for about 45 minutes and spent that time shooting “run and gun” style around The Rave. Not to mention I was more nervous shooting with these guys, than any other band I’ve shot before. Yeah, I’m that guy… :)

In the end I walked away with a few solid photos and had the opportunity to work with a band I dearly love. The guys are super cool and hopefully I’ll get a chance to do some more photo work in the coming years. Big thanks go out to the Norma Jean guys, their tour manager Luke, the Razor & Tie folks and Jadon Good (for helping out on the shoot). Below are some of the final images!

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Here are a few live shots from their set at The Rave:

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Check out their video for their first single from Wrongdoers, “If You Got It At Five, You Got It At Fifty”. Soooo good….

2 Comments

  1. Posted 1 Oct ’13 at 4:25 pm | Permalink

    As always, great work Dave!

    Being a concert photographer myself, it’s very interesting for me to see your live images in this set. Of course you have a great eye… certainly not disputing that at all… I guess what I am trying to say is that it’s great to see something more from you than the styalised images.

    From a personal perpective, it has allowed me to related to your work a lot more and I hope we can see more of this from you over time.

    Cheers.
    Matt

    \m/

  2. Posted 21 Oct ’13 at 8:39 am | Permalink

    David,
    Super slick. I saw this quickly as I was procrastinating this morning and man you know how to pick some awesome places. Like where in California am I going to find 5 doors next to each other :P
    Really nice done again, and as usual you’re kicking ass by taking good ideas and executing them extremely well.
    On Wisconsin!
    Lech

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