The Cover of Daily Variety *UPDATED*

Dan Showbiz

Two photos that I took at the scoring session for The Curious Case of Benjamin Button were licensed by Daily Variety for their Film and TV Music issue.  Yes, I got credit (and a link to the website) – but what I didn’t realize was that not only did they use the two photographs in the article about the film, but they also used on of them – very largely – on the front cover of the magazine!  I’ll get …

Photo Book Vol. 2

Dan Showbiz

I need to start putting together the second volume of my “Scoring in Los Angeles” photo book, for the RMA.  The tricky part will be, as before, to figure out which photos to use.  I just have waaay too many of them.  But I want to use as many candids of the musicians as possible.  Something to show their personalities and/or situations that they deal with.  Here’s a photo I took at a recent session that I really like – …

Influence at Charlie O's

Dan Showbiz

Composer Ron Jones hired me to take photos of his new Jazz Orchestra, “Influence”, at their performance at Charlie O’s Jazz Club tonight.  The venue was really small, and I wish I had brought earplugs – it was lound!  But the music was boistrous and fun. Lots of great big-band standards, as well as a few new pieces. There were a few Frank Sinatra tunes played, sung by “Family Guy” creator Seth MacFarlane, who definitely has the voice for it. …