I recently had the pleasure of meeting some of the fine folks from Baet Collective, here in Tallahassee as I was leaving the studio one night working on some EthniKids project ideas. They were working out a new mural on the wall to the Indianhead Factory (the studio's name // website / Facebook). As luck would have it, EthniKids wanted to tease a new song for an EP that's being put together and when we chatted with the Baet folks they mentioned they were time-lapse recording the mural. So one thing lead to another, and now we have some EthniKids new music snippets to a very nice mural done by the Baet folks. I had the pleasure of putting the two together. Check it out below. I hope you dig it; Also, check out Baet Collective's website and give them a like on Facebook or follow on Instagram.
Musings by Samuel
A blog with musings, observations, and ideas by Samuel Febres, of samuel febres photography & design on technology, life, and arts.
Merry Christmas! I hope you're having a wonderful Christmastime. I recently had the pleasure of being part of a music project for a band called Lost Lands from Florida. Not only did I have the honor of designing the cover art for their version of God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen/What Child Is This, but I also had the privilege of recording guitar tracks for the song as well. It's probably going to be the most brooding dark version of God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen you've ever heard.
Visit EthniKids.co to listen to the song and download it for free. Let me know what you think of the cover art and the song. And once again, MERRY CHRISTMAS!
Mostly because it's just plain hot outside.
HOLY MOLEY CANNOLI! Where has the time gone? I can hardly believe we are OVER halfway through 2015! As a matter of fact, this year has been going so fast, it left my Spring update in the dust, and my summer update (this one right here…) almost got left behind as well.
I hope you’re enjoying your summer. Fall (our version of it here in Florida) is around the corner, and without fail, it always seems to be one of the busiest times of the year. I hope you’re enjoying your summer and have been able to slow down a little before life picks up and gets really crazy.
Here are a few of the projects that I’ve gotten a chance to work on the last few months.
O-Trace is a rapper from Rochester, New York who wanted some photography work and a music video done for a song promoting a new EP he was releasing.
For Easter, Engage Church in Tallahassee, Florida wanted to create a warm environment for visitors and members to celebrate the resurrection of Christ for their Easter services. To help accomplish this, a Photo Booth was set up where you could take photos with friends and family before and after the service. They were also hosting a giant potluck type event after their services that included baptisms and a wedding! It was a long but amazing day.
To learn more about Engage Church, visit http://www.engagetallahassee.com/
Bill & Debra Brown
Bill & Debra Brown are music instructors in Valdosta, Georgia with over 25 years of full time music instruction experience. They were looking to have a modern looking personal website for marketing and for students to visit where they could also host student resources such as video and audio lessons. They also wanted assistance in setting up a YouTube page for sharing music lessons as a source of online marketing.
To learn more about Bill and Debra Brown, visit http://www.billanddebrabrown.com/.
The EthniKids are a team of musicians, producers, and visual artists. They were in need of a modern website as the main hub of all their information online. One of my favorite things about the website was the page titles we came up with under Media in the navigation bar. Most musician sites include media that includes samples of photos, music, and videos. Instead of calling the pages those things though, we went with popular file extensions for the respective pages: jpg for photos; mp3 for audio files, and .mov for videos.
Check out these page titles at The EthniKids website: http://www.ethnikids.co/
I also did took photographs as a personal project with two of the producers.
Adrian and Wendy Crawford
For their anniversary, Adrian and Wendy wanted to have portraits taken but for them be different than what you might expect. Despite being a hot, humid, and mosquito filled evening, we were able to put together a nice moody look at Dorothy B. Oven Park.
Hires 4 Hire
If you want great food, look no further than Kyle Hires. We took some photos of a meal he was preparing for a birthday dinner so he could use the images for promotion on Facebook.
It was hard not to drool while taking these photos… fortunately, I was able to sample some of the food, and if you’re looking for a caterer or chef for an upcoming event, I highly recommend Hires 4 Hire.
To get in contact with or learn more about Kyle Hires, visit the Hires 4 Hire Facebook page.
Thank you for taking the time to read through this. If there’s anything I can do to be of assistance to you, please do not hesitate to contact me.