Friday, May 13, 2011

My Favorite Images: Kenny Aaronson

Kenny Aaronson (bassist/producer)

Earlier this week I went to a show showcasing New York women that rock.  Aaronson was playing with rocker Lisa Bianco that night.  I suppose there's some irony in the fact that my favorite photo of a night showcasing women is of a man.  That's not a slight to the ladies though.  I got some rather nice shots of them as well.

Aaronson was over in the corner.  It's one of those situations where if the person were to move forward, back, left or right by even a little bit means the difference between pitch dark or "hey look-a-there, it's light!"  I started off the evening on the side of the stage he was playing on but front-woman Bianco was on the opposite side of the stage, not in the middle where singers and front people tend to stand.  So, I migrated. 

It was when I moved to the other side of the stage that I immediately saw what I wanted image wise with Aaronson.  I tried not to put too much thought into it.  But, I did have to have a little patience which is something I don't have a lot of.  I had to wait for Aaronson and the lighting to fall into sync.  I continued to take photos of everyone onstage while keeping an eye on Aaronson when gut feeling told me to be ready to take the shot.

I'm happy to say, it came out just as I saw it in my head.