On Slowing Down | Northwest Arkansas Small Business Mantra

On Slowing Down | Northwest Arkansas Small Business Mantra

I was inspired to make this post after reading a recent issue of Kinfolk Magazine. For those of you who are photography or design (or both) nerds, you've probably already heard of this magazine and if not, you should do yourself a favor and check it out. Kinfolk as a publication is focuses on creating content that encourages its readers to embrace a simplified and slow-paced lifestyle. Their latest issue is titled "The Entrepreneurs Issue" and the following quotes are taken from a recent Saturday morning that I spent reading it. The images that follow the quotes are both my interpretation of the quotes from the article and also, ways in which I myself am attempting to practice a more simplified and slow-paced lifestyle. I hope that these quotes inspire you as they have me. Enjoy. 

Red Barn Studio Live Sessions | Benjamin Del Shreve

Red Barn Studio Live Sessions | Benjamin Del Shreve

I once again had the opportunity to collaborate with local talent to create a music video for local artist and celebrity, Benjamin Del Shreve. Benjamin (who usually plays with a full band), brought technology (aka a BOSS RC-300 loop station for all you gear nerds out there), choosing to loop several instruments and vocal patterns on top of each other and then, sing along. The result was incredible and we're excited to share it with you. Once again, thanks to Jason Miller at Red Barn Studio for recording, Murray Williams of Murdog Creative for organizing, directing and producing, the video, to Bryan Fittin of 6th & Burnside for being an all-around great personality to spend the evening with and to Benjamin Del Shreve, for rocking our lenses and our faces off. Here's a few behind the scenes images along with the video. Enjoy!

** Note ** Red Barn Studio Live Sessions is a collaborative effort to promote new and existing local music talent. It is also an opportunity for creatives to have a "jam session" of their own and to contribute to a fun project. If you're a musician or group and you are completely awesome at what you do, let us know. 

 

Bike Arkansas | Northwest Arkansas Commercial Photography

Bike Arkansas | Northwest Arkansas Commercial Photography

It's common knowledge among anyone that knows me well, that the opportunity to photograph anything bike related would be considered a dream job. And a couple weeks ago, I had the opportunity to spend a couple of days doing just that.

Red Barn Studio Live Sessions | Chanika McLelland

Red Barn Studio Live Sessions | Chanika McLelland

I recently had the opportunity to participate in a multi-camera video shoot for music artist Chanika McLelland. We all gathered at Red Barn Studio, setup multiple angles and recorded while Chanika recorded a beautiful rendition of Fleetwood Mac's "Landslide". Owner and producer Jason Miller captured some of the best sounding audio I've heard come out of a local studio and Murray Williams (Murdog Creative) produced an amazing video compiling all of the footage captured. It was a lot of fun working alongside these guys as well as Michael Drager, Bryan Fittin and Murray's son, Wyatt. Here's a few still images captured during the evening as well as a link to the final product. Enjoy!