Guitar player portrait photographer

Guitar player portrait photography shoot

We recently had the pleasure of working with local musician Paul Delazzer.

Paul is the nicest guy, a great musician and vocalist… and has the coolest head of dreadies!

The goal of the shoot was to build a collection of images to use for various marketing applications.

The photo shoot took place in our studio. A studio is basically an empty box that you get to fill with your imagination! And working with such a great subject, we were pretty excited!

Here is a behind the scenes shot to show you what the eyeballs see…

Guitar player portrait - behind the scenes

Pretty uninspiring to look at as-is, but full of possibilities. Through use of colour and light it is amazing what can be achieved.

We started off with some “safe” musician portraits.

We then mixed it up a little and started working some different poses and lighting configurations…


Guitar player musician photographer


Guitar player musician photographer

And then finally we brought out the smoke machine for the image at the top to create a “live on stage” look. All of this in a simple studio against a grey backdrop.

We really love these assignments. It’s a chance to step out of the box a little, experiment and create some striking images.

Matt Reed
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Matt Reed is Director of Photography at Photography Project & Perth Product Photography. He has been creating things since he was a kid. He started with wood… then music… then business… now commercial photography. He helps businesses visually communicate what makes them special. He tells their story in pictures. You can connect with him on Linked In.