Adestria: Behind the Scenes

I haven’t updated this blog in over eight months. I took a break to reinvent myself and find that fire that previously fueled my passion. Needless to say, I’m back… and it feels good.

My buddy Chris asked me to take some new photos of his band, Adestria. He said they wanted to stray away from the typical band photo / brick wall / etc, etc. We originally planned on shooting in downtown San Diego, but I made a last minute decision to shoot in an abandoned naval center that’s now used for fire fighter training. Since this was an active location (the fire fighting school was across the street and airport security has random drive-bys), we had to be extra careful to be as discreet as possible.

I’ve always wanted to do a conceptual shoot in this location since it’s literally the location of a post zombie apocalypse.

Be sure to check out Adestria. They’ve been named one of the top ten unsigned bands in the country and they’ll be featured in the upcoming issue of Alternative Press. More importantly, check out the photo with the article ;)

Tech Specs
I’m a fan of simple lighting and I usually don’t use more than one light. This entire shoot was lit by a medium soft box w/Alien Bees B800 and a Vagabond II battery pack.


(photo taken with my phone)


(photo taken with my phone)

A couple of fun photos –

The final image –

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December 27th, 2010 at 12:21 am | Posted in Music, Portraits

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  1. Great shots, Nicole! I love how simple, yet great they are.

    Jairo Bonilla

    27 Dec 10 at 12:41 PM

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