I have now had the privledge to work with Brian Bethke for a second time. Brian is a very talented singer/song writer and he writes about his personal experiences in his life and what goes on around him…which I think most singer/song writers do, but all have different life experiences. He resides in and comes from a small mid-western town in Wisconsin. Brian has been passionate about music all of his life and has been performing where ever and whenever he can get a gig. From the small amount of time I have known Brian, I know he has a lot of supporters out there. His family and friends are huge, huge supporters and cheer him on wherever he goes. And, of course, he gets great support from his fans. They all make this possible for Brian to live out his dreams and continue his journey in the music world.
Now where do I come in…I have photographed Brian once for his Auburdeen album project and now a second time for another project he is working on. All this doing is due to a mutual friend Brian and I both know. Our friend Corey is the one that introduced us when they were working on promotional pieces for his Auburdeen Album release and needed someone to photograph Brian. That is when Corey gave me a jingle and told me about the project. I was so in!! They had already talked about a location they wanted to use and they also knew the feel or emotion they wanted to portray for the album cover. So Corey was working as the art director and I was the photographer. It has been so much fun working together. This time around I was able to play a little, which was cool. It is fun to get the creative juices going 🙂 And, I have to say that it is really cool seeing your own work on someone’s CD cover or marketing material they use for events they have coming up. I hope to continue to work with Brian in his adventures and watch him become that “Small Town Music Star” that everyone is talking about!!
Here are a few images that I shot of Brian recently, and I hope you enjoy them as much as I do.