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George – Navy Yard Park Musician Promo Pics

George in Washington DC

George reached out to me online. He’s a musician in the Washington DC area who does electronic music and needed some awesome promotional pics. I had no idea what I was going to do but I do think we got some great images. These are a few of my favorites rendered in black and white.

Location: Navy Yard Park, Washington DC

Using negative space and leading lines really makes this one pop, I think. The natural lighting was perfect this day.

George looking stoic

I love the repetition in this picture and the negative space. The clouds covered the sky perfectly and the focal point is definitely around his headphones and face.
George at Yards Park

I took a few headshots of George but this was my favorite. We had some of him smiling but he told me that’s not really the kind of guy he is. I think this shot showed his intensity well and is a strong portrait. There’s a whole lot of connection in those eyes.
George's Headshot

We found ourselves in front of a brick wall and George said that he just wanted a picture against a brick wall. I didn’t really see it coming together so I asked him what he was going for. “You know…urban hipster.” I saw this sign up on the brick wall and envisioned this exact picture in my head. I think this one is probably my favorite of the entire series.
George with Washington DC sign behind him

2 replies
  1. Anya says:

    These pictures are fantastic. Some photographs are flat but this captures his essence. It’s like you’re really seeing a bit of a person you don’t even know.

    • Marvin says:

      Thanks Anya! I know he’s not a very smiley person, much like myself. I just wanted him looking strong. I think if there were pictures of me like this I’d be happy.


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