Make A Joyful Noise

This is also another one of my very early attempts at studio photography (see yesterdays blog) from the mid to late 1970’s. At the time I was doing a lot of photography for a regional magazine and would trade photography for ad space sometimes when they didn’t have much of a budget for an assignment. So I shot this and made a half page ad to run in the magazine as a campaign of three different ads. The three ads won an Addy award that year in the consumer magazine category in our local Ad Club.

I wanted a grainy look so shot 35mm black and white Kodak Tri-X film with a Nikon F2 Photomic body. Was so long ago I don’t remember what lens I used or the lighting setup but am guessing I used a Bowens mono light with an umbrella from above and behind. I borrowed all the vintage stringed folk instruments from a music collector.


Photo © Craig Brewer
Photo © Craig Brewer

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