HEres part of the Beach Goth shoot we did this past weekend. It was for new tshirts and even got to do a new group photo. Which is extremely rare for THe Growlers. The solo shot of the man in the hat is Growler frontman, Brooks Nielsen. He and Matt Taylor were the Art Directors for the shoot. Matt had been saving a roll of 35mm Ortho litho high contrast ISO 10 B/W for years, so he wanted all black with real contrast throughout. SO gotta wait to get that film developed, and see how it worked.
The photo’s were all naturally lit with a slight fall off from a large eucyluptus tree that was blocking the light- spotted light was making it through the branches and leaves hitting our setup- probably an hour and a half before the sun went in. After we went to the beach and did the Beach Goth scene and all went out on the jetty and made a surf film for Matt. Then the party moved to the 56th street house where Brooks pounded all of the Jack Daniels and nearly finished a bottle of el Jimador Tequila that wasnt mine. We then ended up at the Growlers studio where the boys practiced for an upcoming Tonetta show in a month… fun shoot, them wild Growlers.