Alec Ounsworth - 9.11.2009

Deep exhale. Spent the last month moving west to Los Angeles. ‘Twas a great journey that I’ll share when the film is processed and the work is ready. In brief, I drove through Pennsylvania, Ohio, Michigan, Illinois, Missouri, Arkansas, Texas, New Mexico, Arizona and California with friend and filmmaker Chandler Kauffman. I have a new body of work to sift through and some exciting projects in the works.

Recently, I photographed Philly native Alec Ounsworth of “Clap Your Hands Say Yeah” notoriety for two new albums being released this fall. In June he recorded his debut album in New Orleans: “Alec Ounsworth: Mo Beauty.” Drummer Stanton Moore from Galactic and legendary bass player George Porter both play on the album. It’s soon to be released on ANTI- records. Check it out HERE (and that damn photographer credited on the links to the left) Alec’s other album “Flashy Python: Skin & Bones” was recorded with members of Dr. Dog, Man Man and The Walkmen. Listen to a track HERE.

We collaborated on two shoots for his new projects and for ANTI- records. Alec hates to be photographed. He’s an artists artist with no interest in the circus games surrounding today’s climate of music making. He understands and respects the way I work so we were able to break down the walls and make work with a level of intimacy that conveys the music.

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