SCHREINER | West Virginia Sessions

I'm not sure if any of my followers know this, but before I got into working as a photographer, I was a drummer in the Washington DC area. Back in the fall of 2017, I joined a band called Schreiner. After playing a couple of shows together, we decided on the idea of renting out an AirB&B in West Virginia. This retreat gave us an opportunity to better know each other and collectively throw creative ideas out on the table to record and store for later development. 

We spent two full days jamming out and recording new ideas. From those days, six original tunes were brought to life. The other time was used to relax and socialize. The weather was cold and icy for the first part of the retreat. A sheet of ice covered the driveway, so there was no going anywhere anyway. Mornings were spent enjoying coffee, listening to music, and chowing down on some eggs and bacon. Afternoons were the most productive parts of the days, and we entertained ourselves in the evenings with dinner and reflections on our daily accomplishments (with some booze for encouragement). 

I'm excited to share the results of our material later in the year. Our album should be fully recorded and available for purchase in the fall of 2018. Enjoy! 

The Opportunity - 2017 Competition Round 1

I recently had the great pleasure of visiting Mix Master Studios in Burke, VA for the first round of the Opportunity's 2017 competition. Many young local artists from the DMV got the chance to record a song, interview with DJ Flexx, and be mentored by very talented musicians in the area. I personally got the chance to document these mini sessions occurring throughout the day. 

It's amazing to see musicians chase their dream and differentiate themselves from one another at such a young age. It reminds me of myself when I was their age. Also, it makes me proud to know that even in such a hard competitive working place where the landscape of the industry is always changing, they're willing to jump and go after what makes them happy and unique.