Andrew McManus Music
Back in April, I did a promo photo session for my husband’s side gig as a musician.
He runs off in the direction of this old barn. Here we go, I’m thinking. The explorer is off. We’re supposed to be heading onto the hiking path to take some woodsy promo photos for his side gig as a musician…but the explorer has other plans now. This old dilapidated barn actually looks like the perfect backdrop. I’ll stand out here and capture the peak of the roof against the bright sky. Safely on the outside. Then he calls for me. But I wanted him to come back outside so I could photograph him leaning against the barn. He called again. To get inside, you have to wedge yourself between the pieces that are left of the barn door and climb up at the same time. I’m afraid I’ll impale myself on a rogue splinter. The floor inside is… sketchy. What are we getting ourselves into! Then I look up. The light in here is magnificent. It’s glowing through the withered slats of the walls. If he wanted a rustic look, he certainly found one. I immediately started snapping away, metering then snapping some more. Then we got to work. 300 photos and some video later…
The results are some of my favorite portraits I’ve taken in over twenty years of catching light. Sometimes my husband’s inquisitive nature can prove fruitful ? I wonder how long this barn will stay standing (PSA: I am *not* promoting entering creepy old barns that look like they’re about to cave in. Please do not do this unless you know something about buildings (like my husband does). Some of these photo are also featured on Andy’s website, which I designed (I’ve been a little busy!): www.AMcManusMusic.com