Musician

Elliott Powell / Portraits

I am very excited to finally release these photos. In my previous post I shared with you the world premiere of Elliott's music video "Thorn and Thicket." Elliott is one my really good friends and most talented musician. Here are the photos we did on a private farm up in Whitehall, PA. We shot these at sunrise, and the lighting was just gorgeous all morning long. Also, please check out his website that he launched today: epmusicministries.com

Elliott Powell / "Thorn and Thicket" Official Video

I am super excited to finally release Elliott Powell's official music video of Thorn and ThicketThorn and Thicket was written in response to a car accident Elliott had when he fell asleep at the wheel. You'll notice in the video that he nails pictures of his car wreck along with photographs of his family (what he would have missed if he was killed in the wreck). The scary thing is when Elliott tells you this story in person, you learn that when he woke up from the accident he found his car engine in his lap. So when Elliott told me all of these details it was very important for him to show a crash test dummy that represents him and embracing life. 

We shot the majority of this video on a private farm up in Whitehall, PA (thanks Lou & Sue!). And it was just gorgeous up there! Sunrises and sunsets are just perfect. I also had the help of Bruce Kite as my second shooter for two days (he is the DP from The Backyard Philly Project -- a documentary I directed through my organization Ferasha Films). You'll see in the Behind the Scenes photos (below the video post) how Bruce took some risky shots. So now I give you the world premiere of Elliott Powell's Thorn and Thicket.

Also, be sure to check out his new website that was just launched today: epmusicministries.com

Be sure to stay tuned today as I'll be releasing a blog post of his official photos!  


Behind the Scenes of Thorn and Thicket:


This is me filming on the farm! 

This is me filming on the farm! 

One of our very first scenes filmed. It was a tight bathroom.

One of our very first scenes filmed. It was a tight bathroom.

Bruce risking his life filming the tricycle scene. I drove the truck. 

Bruce risking his life filming the tricycle scene. I drove the truck. 

The view from my driver's seat while Bruce filmed this part of the video.

The view from my driver's seat while Bruce filmed this part of the video.

My truck filled with balloons --- getting ready to film the party scene. 

My truck filled with balloons --- getting ready to film the party scene. 

Party scene.

Party scene.

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David Ross

David Ross is a musician based in Nashville, TN -- and one of my old high school friends. You must check out his YouTube page and watch all of his music videos, they are fantastic. Maybe one day we'll work on a video together and I'll post it on my blog!

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Rachel Aumiller

Meet Rachel Aumiller, an independent musician located in Philadelphia, PA. Rachel's music is definitely worth checking out, I really enjoyed listening to her sing and play while I photographed her. Her voice is gorgeous, and her melodies are fantastic. She also has a show coming up this Saturday, December 15, in Brooklyn. All the details on her Facebook Page. Stay tuned for more this Spring because we'll be working on a music video this Spring!

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I can not wait to post the rest of these. Rachel is an independent musician located in Philly, and I love her music. You must check out her music on YouTube. Also, we're gonna shoot a music video in February! Looking forward to working with this girl. Photo shoots and music videos = everything I love to do.

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