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 ( 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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