melancholic musician in his workspace

melancholic musician in his workspace - student project

This is a musican from my hometown. I was asked to take a portrait of him for a music blog and beforehand I watched this skillshare course, which really helped me being more comfortable and checking out good spots in his working place. I usually take pictures at concert, so I feel awkward giving instructions on posing. 

He talked a lot about life, love, death, growing old and about music; his new album and about Nick Cave. So I tried to capture this themes in the pictures.

melancholic musician in his workspace - image 1 - student project

melancholic musician in his workspace - image 2 - student project

melancholic musician in his workspace - image 3 - student project

melancholic musician in his workspace - image 4 - student project

I like the composition of this photo, though it would be a lot better if he wasn't talking. I shoot this while he was talking and I didn't position him like this. So maybe next time when something like this happens, I can ask to do a shot again but then posed. 

melancholic musician in his workspace - image 5 - student project

 

Pictures which didn't make it through my selection:

melancholic musician in his workspace - image 6 - student project

I liked the idea of the mirror; him reflection on his life and career. It didn't really work out and it doesn't fit within the serie. 

melancholic musician in his workspace - image 7 - student project

I liked his messy, creative house, but this just went out to be some kind of snap shot. 

melancholic musician in his workspace - image 8 - student project

Standing on the balcony, facing the city. I think the selected pictures are stronger, and the focus on this one is not perfect.