Bobby Kyle and the Administers

Bobby Kyle © Joe DiMaggio

To All The Ships At Sea – It never ceases to amaze me that an artist like Bobby Kyle can not only play an amazing guitar but write ten brand new songs in a relatively short period of time (six months)???  Bobby writes the music, the lyrics and the music for all the instruments and then compiles some of the finest, internationally known guitarists, keyboarders and horns.  His ability to actually produce his own album is just another level of his expertise.  As far as hardware is concerned, the best guitarist, the best drums, the best amps, and the ability to actually produce the complete album is really unheard of in this day and age.  At this point, you probably think that I am a great Bobby Kyle fan, and you would be correct.  You would think that Bobby doesn’t have any flaws and you would be wrong.  When I ask him a simple question like, what is the name of the new album his answer is, “I don’t know”, and it drives me crazy.  Please let me share a few more photos of the sessions.

Bobby Kyle © Joe DiMaggio

© Joe DiMaggio

Bobby Kyle © Joe DiMaggio

Arthur Neison © Joe DiMaggio

Slam Allen © Joe DiMaggio

Linwood Taylor © Joe DiMaggio

Work in Progress #1 Bobby Kyle

Bobby Kyle © Joe DiMaggio

To All The Ships At Sea – First things first, Happy New Year!  This is going to be a very special year. I had the honor to end the last three days of 2018 in the studio, with the one and only Bobby Kyle and his great band members, Everett, Marc, Arthur,Linwood, Slam, Peter,  Alan, & Joe. They were unbelievable great sessions at Mudcut Recording Studio.  Twelve, fourteen hour days.  I consider it a privilege being surrounded by great artists in hopes that some of their art will morph into my work.  Everyone wants to know the secrets of great photography, there are no secrets.  You spend 10 years plus learning the basics, and then why go on the next 10 to 20 years learning how to break them.  Its the artists that make the photos.  Surround yourself with talent and the great images will come to you.  F/1.4 and be there.  That’s a little pun for my mentors from Time/Life.  As you know, I’m not big on technical stuff.  The light in Alan’s studio or the lack of light left me shooting at a maximum aperture f/1.4, f/2.  The 2 lenses were a 16 f/1.4 and and 50 f/2 Fuji.  I can’t think of a better way to end 2018 and start 2019. Will be going back in the studio today.  Its all good when you love what you do.

Linwood Taylor © Joe DiMaggio

Slam Allen © Joe DiMaggio

Peter McMahon © Joe DiMaggio

Arthur Neilson © Joe DiMaggio

Joe Ford © Joe DiMaggio

Alan Bowers © Joe DiMaggio

Everett Boyd © Joe DiMaggio

Mark Coppell © Joe DiMaggio