announcing the Blackdrop Portraits (two sheds, geographer, botticellis, birdmonster; or, the whale; ian fays, BOAT, special goodbye)

I’m pleased to announce a project that I’ve been keeping under wraps for a little while now: the Blackdrop Portraits. It’s a series of photo portraits of musicians in front of a black backdrop. With a simple background and a single off-camera flash, the faces of these musicians come out.

Caitlin and Johnny of Two Sheds
Caitlin and Johnny of Two Sheds by Adrian Bischoff

mike of geographer
Mike of Geographer by Adrian Bischoff

alexi of the botticellis
Alexi of the Botticellis by Adrian Bischoff

pete of birdmonster
Pete of Birdmonster by Adrian Bischoff

alex of or, the whale
Alex of Or, the Whale by Adrian Bischoff

the ian fays
the Ian Fays by Adrian Bischoff

B*O*A*T
BOAT by Adrian Bischoff

p. david stockhausen of the special goodbye
P. David Stockhausen of the Special Goodbye by Adrian Bischoff

This is just a start. It’s an on-going series.

If you want to see a couple more, you can check out the Blackdrop B-sides. The Blackdrop Portraits series was inspired by my friend godhatesmath.



4 Responses to “announcing the Blackdrop Portraits (two sheds, geographer, botticellis, birdmonster; or, the whale; ian fays, BOAT, special goodbye)”

  1. StrangerJay says:

    Great stuff Adrian. Very impressed.

  2. Anna says:

    These shots are really beautiful.

  3. scott says:

    i’d like to add my name the chorus here, as well, adrian, because these photos are lovely. looking forward to this being a long-running series.

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