In April, AGD Creative Director Andon Guenther and I flew out to LA to photograph a couple of rock drummers for Sick Drummer Magazine. The first was Ray Luzier from the band Korn. We drove to Ray’s house and shot in his practice room. Not knowing exactly what we were going to get, it ended up being very photogenic after rearranging a couple of items. Andon and I had sketched out a few shots and lighting setups beforehand so I setup my condensed travel lighting kit to get the shots.
When we finished up in the rehearsal room, we wanted to get something very different. After noticing his young son’s mini drum kit we got the idea to have him sitting at it, then to just up the “rock star” factor we put him in front of a rose bush in the back yard. Ray was a super cool guy and ready to do whatever we asked him for a good photo.
Camera Nerd Info:
Phase One 640 DF+ with P40+ back and Schneider 80mm LS lens Inside shots: 2 gelled PCB Einsteins with reflectors. Outside shots: 1 PCB Einstein through umbrella