Jonathan Redford’s Photo Shoot

Jonathan Redford Promo Shoot

Jonathan Redford by David James

Jonathan Redford is pursuing his musical dreams . . .

My friend Jonathan Redford is an amazing talent. I first met him when he came to work at QVC about three years ago, I could tell he was a bundle of energy and a true “everyman.”  Jonathan would probably fit the term that is so overused and somewhat watered down in today’s jargon but he is a true renaissance man. Jonathan seems to be just as comfortable with a guitar as he is a hammer. Plus at the end of the day he can argue sports or economics with the best of them.

It would seem music is his true calling. Jonathan has sung and performed his entire life, he comes form a very musical family. In fact his dad is probably one of the most famous composers you probably have never heard of BUT I know you have heard his music! He has written and composed so many movies and television shows, I can not list them all here. So there is no surprise that Jonathan inherited his own musical gift. He has developed his own sound and has produced some great music. In fact, you check out his album on his website.

Last year Jonathan married the love of his life Tracey. They are truly a match made in heaven. Plus Tracey is a talent in her own right. She carries a multitude of dance, acting and modeling that has carried her from professional cheerleading to national tours. In fact, at the time of this blog. You can see Tracey in the Walnut Street Theater’s Production of  ”Grease”. These two are incredibly supportive of each other and their prospective careers.

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Jonathan and Tracy’s Engagement Photo

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Soon after they got married, Jonathan Redford made the decision to pursue his music full-time. He is concentrating on his new album which focuses on his and Tracy’s love and the beginning of their life together. I have only heard a few bits and pieces of his songs. I had him play a few while we were shooting some promotional photos. He needed a few new photos to use on his facebook, twitter and website galleries and I got a sneak peek at the new music. It sounds great!

We discussed the concept of the music and what he was hoping to achieve in the “look” of the photos. We also

Jonathan Redford taken by David James

discussed the album cover and hopefully we can shoot that concept soon. (It involves fire so we may have to acquire permits or, at the least, a fire extinguisher!) The promo photos we shot on location in Downingtown, PA. It is in one of my favorite rundown buildings. We wanted to showcase a “joy coming out of darkness”. I think we did a great job of showing the happiness coming out of ruins or sadness. It was a great shoot and I look forward to working with him again in the future. It may be a few months because right now he is off in Los Angeles working on a Huge  TV proj. . . (Ooops, I’v said too much already!) Let me paraphrase, “He is on his way . . . literally!

 

What do you think? Did we achieve the look? Please leave comments below and follow me on social media by clicking on any of the links below.

 

9 Comments

  1. Katherine K Word July 9, 2013 at 17:07 #

    So, happy to find you. I’ve missed seeing you and Jonathan as well. So glad you are following your love; Photography. I never missed your electronic shows. There would usually be a camera and I especially enjoyed your presentations. I’ve had a camera/cameras in my bag since I was 10. My brother was an excellent photographer and commmercial artist. How marvelous to have your avocation become your vocation. What could be better? Much luck David!

  2. Beth Ann Lombardi June 25, 2013 at 09:01 #

    Jonathan’s in good, capable hands with you, Dave! I love the pix. They are authentic. Unique. I think they tell a story at a glance while evoking emotion. Handsome, hopeful young man winning out over past sadness? Happy future emerging from a less-than happy past? Nice! Thanks so much for sharing. My very best wishes to both you and Jonathan.

    • Photos by David James June 25, 2013 at 14:22 #

      You are very insightful! Thanks for the nice comments and watch for JR’s next CD!

  3. Pam Rice June 24, 2013 at 22:07 #

    Dave, great shots! Jonathan should be proud of these. You are such a great photographer. I’ve seen many of your shots via facebook and you always get the essence of the subject and capture the subjects meaning. You will definitely go far as I am sure Jonathan will. You two men are unstoppable in your chosen careers….. Good luck to both. Can’t wait to see what you both do next. Please keep us posted……..

  4. Judy French June 24, 2013 at 17:56 #

    Thank you Davd. I had asked about Johnathan because I missed him on QVC. I hope he is very successful with his new career. I miss seeing you also but hope everyone is happy. That’s the main thing.
    God bless all of you.

    • Photos by David James June 24, 2013 at 18:42 #

      Thank you Judy! I appreciate your kind comments and i will pass them along to Jonathan too!

  5. Susan June 24, 2013 at 14:46 #

    Thanks for sharing the pictures from Jonathan’s shoot and some of his story. How exciting to be working with a friend and help each other realize your dreams.

    • Photos by David James June 24, 2013 at 15:38 #

      It’s my pleasure thanks for reading my blog! Feel free to subscribe for more articles and photo tips!

      DJ

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