Musings by Samuel

A blog with musings, observations, and ideas by Samuel Febres, of samuel febres photography & design on technology, life, and arts. 

Baet Collective + EthniKids + sfp&d

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.

Mural created by Baet Collective. Music by EthniKids. Edited by samuel febres photography & design

Working with @iamPraiz'

Cover art by samuel febres photography & design (sfp&d)

Cover art by samuel febres photography & design (sfp&d)

I had the pleasure of working with a good friend of mine on an album cover for a new single he released recently. The single, called We Are Family, was released online for purchase and via streaming services on December 4th.


Vance Watt, performing under the stage name, Praiz, provided me with a photograph he would like to use, and an old version of his logo he wanted modernized and combined with the photo to create the album cover. Below is what we put together for the single release.

We are Family is also available on, and The Google Play store.

You can also stream it on AppleMusic, Spotify, and other streaming services.

God Rest Ye…

Cover designed by samuel febres photography & design

Cover designed by samuel febres photography & design

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 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!


Learn How To Play Music By Ear

I've had the pleasure of working with Bill Brown in the past. I crafted a website for him and his wife to help promote themselves and their music services.

Homepage of the newly designed

This time Bill wanted to modernize one of his more popular websites so that it would not only be easier to navigate, but also and to manage. Prior to updating the website, here's an image of what the homepage looked like. It was a pain to update and wasn't too easy on the eyes.

As you can see,  we ended up with a clean, and easy to navigate website. The website is also designed to support screen readers for blind patrons to be able to navigate it more easily. 

If you're interested in learning guitar, or any of the other instruments listed on the website by ear, whether or not you're blind, definitely visit for some great lessons from Bill Brown.

The Real Florida... Wide Angle Version

Northern Florida in early Autumn.

I've never been too interested in landscape photography, but a lot of the landscape photography I see I find very lovely however, in an effort to better learn my craft and also work with panoramic imagery, I take landscape photographs despite preferring portraiture.

The weather was pretty beautiful this day and the days leading up to when this photograph was taken. Florida summers can be pretty hot and brutal, especially with the humidity hits you like a sauna on the 4th of July. As soon as the first day of autumn hit, we were graced with these lovely (at least to me, especially as a photographer) overcast days. I knew I needed to whip out the camera.

This is a small pond behind a library where I take my son for story time. I always find it remarkably beautiful and very 'Florida' like.

Phase II: Folkstone Guitars

Folkstone Guitars is a repair shop in Tallahassee that has been operating for over 30 years that services and builds guitars for clients nationwide. Gary, the owner, has a contagious passion for the guitar that will make you want to become a better guitar player just talking to him. His love for music and the instrument just oozes out of him when discussing the work he does.

Brady is sponsored by Folkstone, and together we created this video to share a little bit about Brad's love of the guitar and his appreciation for the relationship he has with Folkstone Guitars. 

I hope you enjoy it!

If you'd like to learn more about Folkstone Guitars, visit their website and Facebook page to get connected with them. 

To learn more about Brady, visit his website at

Guitarist, singer, and songwriter Brad Foutch, aka Brady discusses his love of the guitar and his relationship with guitar company, Folkstone Guitars.