Meet Lissie: a musical idol of mine, and owner of one of the most amazing voices on the planet.
For almost 2 years, I have been trying to contact her to ask if she would be willing to sing/perform on my new CD...but I've been unsuccessful, attempt after attempt.
About 3 months ago, I had pretty much given up on the idea. She had become so popular, she reached what I call "untouchable" status.
Then came the portentous day I received an email from a man who was inquiring about taking Photoshop lessons from me...when I noticed the contact footer of his email said "Tour & Production Manager - Lissie".
Of course, I almost fell out of my chair.
I called him, and we talked for quite some time...over an hour...but I did not mention to him that I am a Lissie fan. At least, not until we neared the end of our conversation.
Once the lid was off the box, I told him:
1) I would love to photograph her, one day 2) I wanted to ask her availability/willingness to perform on the new CD
He said he could most likely set up a shoot with her, but I was on my own, regarding the CD
Fast-forward 2 months later (which was yesterday), and I received an email from him, telling me that they are in Austin to perform, and if I wanted to photograph Lissie, he could arrange a 30 minute window of availability after sound-check.
Of course, I pop into a cab, and go to the venue around 5pm.
Within 15 minutes, sound check was over, and she climbed off of the stage and walked over to me. "So, what kind of stuff do you want to shoot?", she asked.
"Just you...being you", I said.
"I think I can do that ", she replied
To make a long story short, I was with her for about 30 minutes...but I spent the majority of those minutes just talking with her.
I learned a looooooong time ago, a photograph is SO much better if you spend some time getting to know the person you are going to be photographing. Connect, at all costs. I won't even pick up the camera until that connection is established. It is a deal-breaker for me.
Fortunately, she is very easy to connect with
I spent less than 15 minutes photographing her in the bottom of a stairwell in the venue, where there was (mercifully) some daylight coming in through the glass door. It was all I needed.
After the shoot, we went outside to smoke, and that was when I asked her about performing on my CD...to which she expressed some keen interest. I do think my eyes got a bit misty, at her response
She gave me hug goodbye, and said "see you at the show later!"
And the show was fuh-MAZING, of course.
What a day, this was...I'm going to be smiling as I go to sleep
Also from this shoot »
If you have never heard this woman sing, do your soul (and your ears) a favour and listen to this: [link]
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Wow! You are a very lucky guy. I am also a massive fan and have had the pleasure of meeting her twice when she toured in England in 2010 (see here:Lissie and Me).
These shots were taken when she performed at the Cambridge Folk Festival in 2010. She has a phenomenal voice and talent, is breathtakingly beautiful and so sweet and lovely too. Glad you had such a good experience. Cuckoo Everywhere I Go
never seen u to reply any one before or....... even my own post before regarding wht camera u ask something like that i guess ...... but aneways love ur work .... big fan of urs my desktop is always with ur pics
Bufff una historia de las que le gustaria a cualquiera que ocurriera.... Llegar a ver a un ídolo, musical o cualquier otra profesión, tiene que ser maravilloso; y si además tienes la posibilidad de fotografiarla y encima poder charlar con ella a nivel personal....eso ya es el sumum de la satisfacción... Que sepas que te envidio por ello.... Yo de los nervios no podría ni encender la camara...jajajajaja Por cierto, cómo se llama la cantante? Lissie....? Habrá que escuchar algo de ella... Saludos!!
wow, i saw this pic forever ago and i'd read the description and was like, ok i'll listen to the link (i'd never heard of lissie before). so i did, and i liked it a lot!!! now i'm a fan (not an uber fan... i don't know that many of her songs, but i know she's awesome ^_^ ). i can't believe i stumbled upon this photo again by chance. i will make sure to add it to my favorites this time!
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