June 4, 2010

Damien Jurado in SLC - FUJI FP-3000B














Last night, I was in a dream.

This dream consisted of me, my good friend Ryan Tanner, and Damien Jurado and his wife Sarah. In the dream, I got to see Damien play an in store concert for free @ Slowtrain in downtown Salt Lake City. And after that set, my dream had me in an alley way with my FUJI GF670 and 10 rolls of Ilford HP5 from my friend Ricci's. I remembered in my dream to push the film to 3200 to get the grain I wanted. After our photo session, Ryan, me, Damien and his amazing wife Sarah headed over to Whole Foods. This is where I know I must be dreaming, because the last place I'd eat dinner is Whole Foods. We then continue to have the most amazing conversation of analog vs digital in the realm of music, and the conversation was started by Damien. We talk of being artists with families, our constant drive to create, and the delicate balancing act of being a husband, father and a creative. After what seemed to be the best dinner conversation I've ever had in my life, we head over to the Urban Lounge to hear him play with a full band and then solo singing some of the most amazing new music off his new album Saint Bartlett.

I woke up this morning and with this stack of negs from my Polaroid 600SE shot on FUJI FP-3000B, I realized, that was no dream. Quite honestly, one of the best nights of my life.

If you don't know who Damien Jurado is, go watch this first, and then dive head first into his music. His music is completely responsible for various bodies of work I've created and is definitely an inspiration behind the Lehi body of work I'm working on right now.

9 comments:

jomama said...

i love, love, love damien jurado. cheers to you for getting to spend so much time with him, how awesome! and great photographs.

Dainon. said...

There better be a way of purchasing these. We need to work out something. Anything.

Tudor said...

I like it, great pics too!

Kirsten said...

These are beautiful!

Sage and Tim said...

i am constantly singing "sheets" to the babies. what a great way to spend an evening!

sarah jurado said...

Still flipping out over these. Thank you for making Salt Lake such an amazing city to be in, for conversations and dinner and of COURSE the honor of you taking our photos. Can't wait 'til we cross paths again.

The Despot said...

just so crazy about your work these days.

so does one have to be as cool as tanner to actually spend time with you anymore? cuz if that's the case, that's never happening in this life.

-j wells

Brandon said...

Congratulations brother! Great shots! How did you keep these negs so clean? They are beautiful!

Brandon said...

Slowtrain! I was there last year during Sundance! Can't wait to come back and visit!