02 Mar Eyes of Torment | Roswell Band Photographer
I first met the guys of Eyes of Torment while I was working with another band at The Masquerade in Atlanta, Ga. After they finished their set we threw around the idea of getting them some updated promo photos for their next album. A few email and text later we finally locked down a date and location for their shoot. I arrived at Roswell Mill a little early to scout out a few spots and found three locations that would be a perfect setting for the band. Shortly before the band was scheduled to show up, it started to rain. This changed things a little but we decided to go a head with the shoot and use an area that would protect the band from the rain. That was hiccup number one for this shoot and would not be the last. Roughly 15 minutes before the band was slotted to arrive at the location I got a frantic call from the lead singer that one of his tires blew out and was sitting on the side of the road waiting for the rest of the band to pick him up. Once everyone arrived and changed into their stage attire for the first shot we got rolling with some individual photos of each member and went right into getting a photo that could be dropped into different promotional materials. Luckily with the rain and the shoot running late the background was going black and making it the perfect type of photos.
After getting a shot that the band was happy with and a few alternative selections we headed off to another location to get everyone out of the cold damp weather. Since I grew up in the area I knew of an older strip mall with a basement section that was mostly abandoned. A quick wardrobe change and we were back to getting individuals and a more formal group shot. Over all it was a lot of fun working with some talented local musicians.