I am very excited to congratulate Dave and Phil on their Grammy nomination for their album Common Ground (Yep Roc) in the Best Blues Album category. I'm so happy to have photographed them for this project! Read on for more of my experiences working with them, and about my getting to know and photograph Dave over the years.
When I first saw guitarist / singer / songwriter / poet Dave Alvin at the (cramped / hot) King King Club on La Brea Avenue in Hollywood, I was (of course) totally bowled over and I resolved to work with him.
Somehow, incredibly, my naiveté paid off!
I'd photograph his shows, go home, develop the film (yes, film) and then print my favorite images in the darkroom (yes, darkroom). Then I'd bring the images to the next show hoping to show the prints to him.