Friday, May 29, 2009

Gavin's Hands


Gavin Molloy playing the banjo during the shoot we did for his family band, The Molloys. Except for the photo of their hands on the neck of the bass, there wasn't much staging. They just played everything in sight (piano, guitars, banjo, harmonicas and as you'll soon see even a thumb piano) while I snapped away taking advantage of both their spontaneity and the gorgeous natural light in their living room.

Number 23 in the Musicians Hands series

7 comments:

Knoxville Girl said...

Snapper, this is gorgeous. I love the gradient of focus, crisp in the front, fading to soft in the back.
Does that make sense, or have I already exceeded my daily caffeine limit?

Becky said...

This is beautiful. I love musical instruments shots, and the anonymity of this picture is incredibly appealing. Every detail is sharpened by the b/w choice, and the player's gentle grasp on the neck and frets shows great care for the instrument and the music. I love this.

Julie said...

You live in an incredible space, Snapper. Twenty three of these now! Just gorgeous. Do you have them catalogued in their own album any where? I would love to be able just to float through them one after the other ...

SundaySoup said...

Hey, Julie.
Snapper's off running around today, probably taking more pics! But here's a link to his musicians photos http://tinyurl.com/mob2cd If the link doesn't work for some reason, try the Snapper's Flickr link under the links on the right hand side of this page.

Mrs. Snapper

Virginia said...

May I add I"ve seen the album of Snap's musicians and it is an incredible collection of some of his best photographs!! I'm in awe.
V

shopannies said...

love this picture it tells the story of a man and his love for his music to me

Julie said...

Thank you Mrs Snapper. That sure is one helluva album to immerse oneself in. The light he uses is just gorgeous. Swoon ...