I have always loved live music and the eclectic nature and talent of musicians. The passion they have is awe inspiring for me. My friend Johnny Ceravolo is an amazingly talented musician and I had the pleasure of doing some black and white portraits of him recently. He’s the lead singer for When In Rome and I originally met them when they played in San Francisco at the Red Devil Lounge. Being a product of the 80’s I had to go see them along with Missing Persons and it was a great show.
I wanted to do some artistic musician portrait photography and he thankfully agreed! We went to Franklin Park in Los Angeles and the weather was perfect. I was last there with Tara Novick at 5am a couple years ago and it was moody and misty. This time it was sunny and lent itself to the dark, contrasty idea we had of black and white film and simple. I believe the character of a musician has to show and I believe these do show Johnny and his personality and provide a sense of who he is. He’s an amazing talent and I got wait to work together again!