Shawn Amos and I met back in 2004. At the time, he was doing A+R for Shout Factory (that's Artists and Repertoire for the kids not familiar with the term :) ) Shortly thereafter, he suggested my portfolio be considered for cover art for Solomon Burke's Make Do With What You Got album.
I was fortunate to be chosen to shoot the job. I'd say "the rest is history", but then you wouldn't get to read about what an amazing person Shawn is, and about our continuing collaboration.
The idea sounded interesting, and Shawn's raison d'etre for the project was especially fascinating: To keep the blues alive by getting it in front of those unfamiliar with the genre, or to re-introduce the blues in an approachable and stylized way to those who are uncomfortable with it.
Most of the blues giants are no longer around, and Shawn seeks to connect people to this great genre of music. As the phrase goes: Whats old is new again.