Static Revolt – Ottawa band promo photos

Late last year, before the snow started to fly, I had the opportunity to assist fellow photographer Mike Giovinazzo creating some imagery for local boys Static Revolt. It was a cold and windy evening, but the guys were troopers in travelling around to a few locations to get a variety of photos. We set out to give them a bunch of different looks with a few locations and wardrobe changes. It was a fun night, that even gave me a chance to experiment a little.

They are getting ready to release a new disc, just in time for summer. Check them out!

Static Revolt - by Scott Martin Visuals (SMV)

Static Revolt - by Scott Martin Visuals (SMV)

Static Revolt - by Scott Martin Visuals (SMV)

Static Revolt - by Scott Martin Visuals (SMV)

Become the Sun – Ottawa Band Portraits

Become the Sun
Back in December I was contacted by Become the Sun. They were in need of a portrait for their upcoming CD release. After trying a few different settings, this one was the one that we were all happiest with.

This has been under wraps for a while now. I am so happy that I am finally able to share it on my blog. This is the first portrait that I have had used inside a CD package. I had agreed not to post it until after their CD Release Party.

They are a good group of guys and I look forward to working together again to create some more imagery for them. Check out their music on myspace!

Become the Sun - Fire EP

Testing out the white seamless

This week I started working with my white seamless. I had to figure out a setup in my basement that would work for me, easy to setup and easy to tear down. At this point I’m only using it as a background. The basement is carpeted, so having people stand on the white seamless would cause creasing. I’d go through it faster and it wouldn’t look good in photographs. I need to get some sort of hard surface to put underneath to keep everything crisp. But as they say, work with what you have. So here are a few shots of my son Liam having fun in front of the camera, as I start to work out my setup, figure out distances, light placement, etc.


A selfie with Liam

Liam and me in the sun
A little fun in the sun with a flash. Not the nicest background, but when you have to fit in a photo, dinner and baths, all before the sun sets, you take what you can get. I’ll experiment more with this setup in a different setting when I have more time on a weekend.