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International Swingers at Studio 606 ~ Music Photography Los Angeles ~

What an experience!  I had the opportunity to photograph The International Swingers when they recorded at Dave Grohl’s Studio 606 recently.  The mixing board has it’s own amazing story which you can check here soundcitymovie.com.  Not knowing what to expect had me a little apprehensive and nervous and definitely anxious.  But the band, consisting of Clem Burke, Glen Matlock, James Stevenson and Gary Twinn could not have been easier to work with at all.  They were open and approachable and truly just fun.  I mean, I was in their faces all day and they could do what they had to do and well, not hold it against me if I was a nuisance.  It was my first time documenting during a recording or even seeing the process for that matter.  It was quite impressive and done old school on tape and produced by Brett Gurewitz which will then be released on–wait for it–a 45! I was truly impressed by the process and all those who are truly amazing in their fields.  Thanks for letting me be a part and so happy for the new friendships and experience.  There is an amazing relationship between photographers and musicians and this was exactly that.

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Blog by Misti Layne

International Swingers ~ Los Angeles Music Photography ~

The International Swingers include Clem Burke of Blondie, Glen Matlock of The Sex Pistols, James Stevenson of The Cult and Gary Twinn of Twenty Flight Rockers.  They played new songs and some of their classics to a full and happy house at Redballs Rock and Roll Pizza.  It’s great to see people doing just what they love and do best.

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International Swingers at Red Devil Lounge ~ San Francisco Music Photographer ~

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The Motels, Red Devil Lounge ~ San Francisco Music Photography ~

The Motels at Red Devil Lounge, San Francisco Photographer Misti Layne

 

The Motels at Red Devil Lounge, San Francisco Photographer Misti Layne

 

The Motels at Red Devil Lounge, San Francisco Photographer Misti Layne

 

The Motels at Red Devil Lounge, San Francisco Photographer Misti Layne

 

The Motels at Red Devil Lounge, San Francisco Photographer Misti Layne

 

The Motels at Red Devil Lounge, San Francisco Photographer Misti Layne

 

The Motels at Red Devil Lounge, San Francisco Photographer Misti Layne

 

The Motels at Red Devil Lounge, San Francisco Photographer Misti Layne

 

The Motels at Red Devil Lounge, San Francisco Photographer Misti Layne

 

The Motels at Red Devil Lounge, San Francisco Photographer Misti Layne

 

Rob Larkin of Grit Merchant ~ Los Angeles Music Photography ~

of Johnny Ceravolo from When In Rome ~Musician Portrait Photography~

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!