Last night we experienced our first professional photo shoot. It was um, interesting to say the least. I'm not sure how these things usually go nor am I sure how these things are SUPPOSED to go. Maybe I'll just share, and some of you with more experience than I can tell me if we're totally whack or not.
The whole thing started around 3:30pm at the local Savemart. Apparently we had to buy make up to make our faces less glossy. Now...I'm not saying this or that or the other, but this band is getting pretty feminine pretty quick. First, it was girl pants. This was unavoidable. Playing rock and roll requires us to look good. Guy pants suck. What they call boot cut for guys is no where near what they call boot cut for girls, and well, the girl pants have bigger and better flairs. Bell bottoms if you will. But makeup? It was one thing to swallow my pride and shop in the women's section at K-mart, but standing with 7 other guys in the "Maybe It's Maibaline" section took the cake. Hey whatever. We gotta do what we gotta do I guess. It just seemed to me that some of us enjoyed the experience a bit too much.
After the makeup excursion, we had about an hour and a half to kill, so we went to a bar, talked and drank, then headed to the location. Arriving at the location, we discovered the building was all locked up. Our photographer had to call the land lord and get it unlocked, so that killed another hour and a half.
The location was pretty cool. It was an old run down apartment in down town Lancaster. It had a very historical look to it, and it was a great environment to work in. However, one had to watch one's step. There were boards with nails sticking up everywhere. Safety first kids.
Finally the photographer got set up and we started the shoot. Now our lead singer is a graphic designer, and a damn good one at that. However, he's gotta stick his fricken nose into everything art. He has this underlined way of getting credit for things he had nothing to do with. Ehh whatever. I know you guys all love drama, but I won't bash one of my best friends...too much. I have to say though, his ideas along with guidance from the photographer lead to some spectacular group shots, ones like no one has ever done before.