Songwriters Camp: a series about photographing other artists

I recently was a witness to the birth of new songs being created by a few of Canada’s most talented artists; and I had the privilege of being invited to photograph their process.
Sponsored annually by the Songwriters Association of Canada (SAC) #SACSongworks, this song writing camp brings together the very best in the industry for three days of intense collaboration. Facilitated by a local songwriter and producer, Troy Samson (Troysamson.com) of Madlucky Music, the camp took place at the internationally renowned, Armoury Studios in Vancouver.
 
Musicians, painters, dancers, singers, writers and, just about all artists, truly have a special place in my heart. I love photographing artists. They may or may not understand what I’m searching for in a photograph, but they don’t get in the way of my pursuit. When an artist allows me to photograph them, they often empathize with my creative process, and sometimes a dialogue is struck—sometimes with few words. That’s when the magic begins. 
This post is the beginning of a blog series for me on photographing artists, and this post captures a few images from my experience at the Songwriters Camp. I welcome dialogue with anyone wishing to know more about technique, the process or photography in general.

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