The Musician Portrait Project is a stunning collection of moving portraits capturing musicians from around the world in their element. Each two-minute video, shot in black and white with no sound, showcases the artist's unique personality and style as they have complete creative freedom during the full video recording.
Displayed in gallery exhibitions, individual video screens showcase the musician's name and render their portrait on a loop, giving viewers a captivating and immersive experience. Featuring musicians from a range of genres such as rock, pop, hip hop, R&B, orchestra conductors, music producers, and songwriters, the Musician Portrait Project is a celebration of musical diversity and creativity.
The project was born out of a desire to create something truly unique and authentic, offering musicians a chance to express themselves beyond the constraints of traditional photoshoots. The process is quick and efficient, taking only five minutes from start to finish, and can be done anywhere from green rooms and tour buses to recording studios and artist homes. With over 400 portraits already created over the past 11 years, new artists are consistently being added, making the Musician Portrait Project an ever-growing celebration of music and artistry.
*Kimbra - He captures unrehearsed, raw video of artists without audio, left without influence to project whatever they wish to project. When Derek came by I told him I was just watching Black Mirror on Netflix drinking a beer & doing my makeup prep for a show. He said, 'perfect, as you were then ...I laughed, he shut the door & left the room. Best photoshoot ever! I didn't understand the concept at first, but more & more I'm also realizing humans are quite peculiar and fascinating enough without doing anything special.