Band Promotional Photography of Rachel and the Kings in Denver, CO

Band Promotional Photography – Rachel and the Kings – Denver, CO – March 2014

I created some great band promotional photography of Rachel and the Kings. In the spring of 2014 I was contacted by Rachel James and Dave Preston to discuss becoming part of the band’s new EP release and “Edge of Me Project.” The project involved several Denver-based artists, along with artists from across the country. The idea was to bring the band’s songs to life through art–photos, poetry, video, hair, make-up, live performances. My contribution to the project was not only band promo images and portraits, but a “high-fashion” shoot with Rachel (images from this shoot are coming soon). I was truly honored to be part of something bigger than myself and it was awesome to work with Rachel and the band.

For the band promo shoot, we were going for a photojournalistic, git-meets-black-and-white-1970’s vibe with the images. We shot along Colfax Avenue, including in the Colfax Guitar Shop and in front of the Bluebird Theatre. At the end of the shoot and in 30-degree weather, I talked the band into a couple more shots in the alleyway between the Bluebird and Pleasures. Amber helped me set-up three strobes, the band stepped in and that was it. This group is full of naturals!

Here are some of my favorite images from the band promo shoot. I hope you enjoy the images!

-Kit