Over the last year and a half, I’ve photographed SF’s A B & The Sea live in concert so many times I’ve lost count (but the number is at least 11!). As I got to know this talented, kind and generally awesome group of guys better, it became a goal of mine to shoot promotional photos for them at some point. It took a year and a half, but on Memorial Day I got the call, and for nearly three hours we roamed San Francisco’s Embarcadero, from the Ferry Building halfway up to Pier 32.
I must say, and I don’t say this lightly, that this is the most fun I’ve ever had on a shoot— in so many ways. Taking pictures was easy, as the guys have a natural affinity for the camera and never lacked enthusiasm for the shoot (I find this exceedingly rare!). A band that is as stoked to have their photo taken as I am to take it? I hadn’t realized how rare that was until I felt the breezy, laid back nature of this shoot. It also helps that these troublemakers also had me laughing so hard that my abs and face were sore when I got home! It was just one of those days where everything goes right.
The following two photos are the only two to be released so far. Both were taken near the end of the shoot, after we’d lost our sunshine (ironic, considering that the single they’re using these photos to promote is called “In The Sunshine”). Hopefully there will be more releases from this shoot to come—but for now, enjoy these!