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Stretch

Napier, Hawke's Bay, New Zealand

 

Stretch

Napier, Hawke's Bay, New Zealand

 

A couple of months ago a local Hawke's Bay musician, Stretch (yes, that is his real surname as well as his stage name) contacted me about taking some photos for his upcoming self / crowd funded album. By this time I had been to a few of his shows, enjoyed his music and obvious love of performing, and I had also chipped in a few dollars to help get the album off the ground. So I was more than happy to help out with some shots.

 

Over the course of a week or so we had 3 shooting sessions to pull together various images that could be used for the album, and also for promo purposes.

 

This image came from the second evenings shooting, out on a dirt road on the edge of Napier in the summer evening air and soft light. I had Stretch walk up and down this road many, many times trying to get the shots that I had in my head. I was very happy that this shot was chosen for the cover of the album, as it was exactly the look and feel I was aiming for.

 

So I thought it was time I shared the full version of the shot (the album cover for obvious reasons is a square crop from the top of the image) and the story behind it.

 

So this is Stretch, and his album is called "Bury all horses". You can listen to / buy the album here: www.stretchsongs.com/music. His website also has some of the other images I shot as well.

 

D800, ISO100, f4, 35mm (17-35mm lens), 1/160sec

Processed in Lightroom and Photoshop

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Taken on January 26, 2017