Wandering… I believe that what I was doing, with a camera, in Northern Virginia. As a photographer, I am fortunate enough to have friends blessed with raw talent.
Mindy Piland: Owner of Yoga Time Studio in Purcellville. Mindy possesses a remarkable and natural ability of the art of Yoga. This zany friend of mine, has recently moved her Yoga studio, basically across the street from her old one. We decided to to promote that move with a celebration of a photo shoot. Naturally, the police showed up. If you have not ventured all the way out to Purcellville for one of Mindy’s classes, you might want to start driving, NOW. For a schedule of classes check out her site, www.yogatimestudio.com
The Wilder Brothers: A two man band (sometimes more, great musicians join in and jam often) are Kevin Roughton and Andy Rice, from the Outer Banks of North Carolina. Kevin’s dedication to keeping acoustic music and its technique the focus of the band is creatively presented in his unique rhythmic guitar style complemented with his smooth baritone voice. (okay I stole that from your blog guys) I have known Kevin for many years now, and my words cannot articulate this man’s talent or personality, I’m just saying…Andy Rice: Andy joined Kevin over three years ago, bringing with him, a stand up bass and a tremendous amount of technique. His voice is the epitome of rustic elegance. Andy graduated with a Masters in music from The University of the Arts in Philadelphia. Andy’s philosophical humor can he heard in the lyrics of the music he writes. At some gigs I introduce myself as Gayle Wilder. Don’t make it weird…Being that I already have two names, Gayle Tiller and Gayle Tewksbury, I hope that no one is actually listening to me. The images of The Wilder Brothers were from a gig the other evening at The State Theater in Falls Church, Virginia. For more information on the Wilder Brothers check out their sites: www.riceonthebass.com, www.wilderbrothers.com
John Signorello: Jazz musician. John or Sig, delivers with a swagger and a smile. It’s the Frank Sinatra influence. Fronting a big band, he’s in control of the room. Excellent musical arrangements and a lineup of stellar musicians give him all he needs to interpret each selection in his own way. Signorello’s tenor voice comes across strong and fresh, and he’s got a firm grasp of all the elements needed to work with a big band. www.signorello.com
Sig and his family, wife and 4 small children, have become a magical part of my world. John and his wife Carolyn have created a recording studio, of which I will be a part of. Sharing studio space with Sig will certainly produce something along the lines of , looniness, audible bliss, and visual happiness. If you know Sig, you’ll know what I am talking about.
This is the beginning of my journey to record images of my friends who possess the gift of talent…
Come on Laura Matier and Linda Lauby, where you are you?