Friday, January 04, 2013
The other day I had the pleasure of doing a portrait session with Markand Thakar, music director of the BCO (Baltimore Chamber Orchestra) and professor of conducting at the Peabody Conservatory. The photos are for a new website he is putting together.
I must admit I was a little bit intimidated before the shoot, imagining conductors as fiery personalities with crazy hair who walk around in tuxedos all day shouting at people. Markand, however, could not have been nicer or more laid back. Indeed, he enthusiastically answered every dumb question I’d ever wanted to ask a conductor. (Here’s a fun tidbit from our conversation: A violin bow can cost more than your car, but a conductor’s baton will set you back less than a cappuccino).
We started out doing some portraits in the studio, and then walked around outside to play around with some industrial backgrounds. A few of my favorite photos from a great shoot here.