Tuesday, April 20, 2010
Brett Gleason by Nicolas Smith
Last year I profiled photographer Nicolas Smith. Please check that post out HERE: My love for his work has only grown since then. Here, Nicolas shoots Brett Gleason. Love these shots that were taken in 2007 and 2008.
It is my belief that often what is seen through the lens is a combination not just of the model, but maybe more importantly, the life experiences of the photographer. It is these two things together that lead to a great shot. Never have I seen this theory materialize more than in the work of Nicolas Smith. Check out more at Nicolas Smith's wonderful site HERE:
"A Brooklyn based artist from Long Island, Brett got involved with music early after a childhood accident left him with a severe speech impediment, leading him to a life of solitary contemplation filled with music lessons and literature, earning him not only an arsenal of instruments at his command but a truly original and developed perspective."
"Brett Gleason's first solo effort, 'The Dissonance' is a unique fusion of alternative rock and electronica, combining the low end crunch of industrial music with the melodic piano based style of a singer/songwriter. High brow yet accessible, cerebral yet emotional, Brett Gleason's debut is getting impassioned responses and drawing comparisons to a wide array of artists including Trent Reznor, Tori Amos, Amanda Palmer, Ben Folds and Joe Jackson."
You can find out more about Brett and check out his music ( I think my favorite track was 'The Worst Part') at his great site found HERE: