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In Close Contact is an interview and portrait photography project that connects us with deeply creative and influential musicians.
In Close Contact is unique. Each profile has been published with national media, bringing meaningful, in-depth press coverage to invaluable talents. Extended interviews are archived at www.InCloseContact.com. Direct and intimate photography connects us in a visceral way to the artists, creating a deeper dimension that complements the music, and the creative collaboration of making portraits adds insight to each interview.
Collectively, it is an evolving body of work that can continue to celebrate and share great music through exhibition, publishing and special programming that can bring the artists, audience, discussion and photography together.
For the past two years, I have built the project independently, photographing and interviewing over 30 musicians ranging from legends to rising luminaries including Jackson Browne, Dr. John, Yo La Tengo, Daniel Lanois, Buffy Sainte-Marie, Robert Glasper, Steve Earle, Richard Thompson, Blake Mills and Joe Henry.
It’s time for the next phase. I need your involvement to develop the project and create new profiles in the coming months.
By being a part of In Close Contact through PledgeMusic, you’ll be directly involved with creating more profiles, championing these brilliant artists, and developing a body of work valuable to music lovers and all creatively-driven people.
I’ll share with you all the behind-the-scenes happenings, photo edits, and stories that make these encounters so special. Additionally, we have many unique exclusives for you, including hand-made prints, limited prints signed by the musicians, one-of-a-kind Polaroids made during the shoots, and special opportunities to come along and be a part of things first-hand.
Thank you for joining me in this project, I’m excited for you to be there at the heart of the project while we explore and share some amazing music.
Get an inside look into the making of “In Close Contact”. Advance access to interviews, unreleased photos, and more.
7″ × 7″ Postcard. 4-color print of various artists featured in In Close Contact, with quotes from the musicians’ interviews on the reverse side and a handwritten thanks from Jacob. See portrait choices: www.inclosecontact.com/prints
In Close Contact Vol. 1 Set of 4 7″×7″ postcard prints with quotes from the musicians’ interviews on reverse in a special 7” picture sleeve signed by photographer.
8 × 10 Glossy Print of any image featured in In Close Contact. Digital C-Print on Kodak Endura Professional Paper. See portrait choices: www.inclosecontact.com/prints
11″×14″ Glossy Print of any image featured in In Close Contact. Digital C-Print on Kodak Endura Professional Paper. See portrait choices: www.inclosecontact.com/prints
Let’s be in touch with a phone, FaceTime or Skype call. I can tell you about what’s currently happening and you can tell me your thoughts about what you’d like see in the project.
Fuji proof prints of assorted artists, each one-of-a-kind. Only a few of these are made during each shoot, each with unique color and detail that make them beautiful and intimate artworks. Signed on reverse by photographer. Choose from the following polaroids: www.inclosecontact.com/polaroids/
8.5″×11″ Print of any artist featured in In Close Contact. Artist-made archival pigment print on museum-quality paper, signed by photographer. See portrait choices: www.inclosecontact.com/prints
Gabriel Kahane, the brilliant composer of Craiglistlieder (and many other things), will compose, perform and record your new voicemail message. You send us the script (“Hello, you have reached…”) and we’ll send you a custom ‘Voicemail-lieder’ audio file.
5 Unique, one-of-a-kind Polaroids, Signed by James Hunter (four on rear, one on front) – Image size 2 1/4” x 2 1/4”, print size 3.5” x 4”.
SIGNED by Michael Daves! Also signed by photographer, numbered limited edition of 4.
11″×14″ Print of any artist featured in In Close Contact. Artist-made archival pigment print on museum-quality paper, signed by photographer. See portrait choices here: www.inclosecontact.com/prints/
SIGNED by Blake Mills – Limited, numbered edition of 4, Also signed by photographer
SIGNED by Buffy Sainte-Marie! Also signed by photographer, numbered limited edition of 4.
SIGNED by Joe Henry – Limited, numbered edition of 4, Also signed by photographer
SIGNED by Jolie Holland – Limited, numbered edition of 4, signed by Photographer as well.
SIGNED by Larry Campbell and Teresa Williams! Also signed by photographer. Numbered limited edition of 4.
Donnie Fritts artist-made archival pigment print on museum-quality paper, signed by Donnie & photographer.
One-On-One Workshop: For developing photographers, a customized private workshop that includes a portfolio edit, discussions of approach, and the possibility of coming along on a shoot.
Portrait Session: For musicians, creative professionals, individuals and small groups, a one-on-one shoot with the photographer. Shoot includes either limited promotional usage or a signed, hand-made 11″×14″print.