Thursday, November 6, 2014

Photog Thursday: True Sound Photography #photogThursday #coverphotos #photog @GabeSearching

 Welcome
True Sound Photography
to Photog Thursday

All photos are available for purchase~ Contact Gabe Myer TRUESOUND4223@AOL.COM 

Give us the lowdown on who you are... where have you been? What have you done? What makes you tick.
MY NAME IS GABE MYERS, PHOTOGRAPHER FOR TRUESOUND PHOTOGRAPHY.  I AM BASED OUT OF PHOENIX ARIZONA.  I HAVE TRAVELED AROUND THE COUNTRY TO PHOTOGRAPH MODELS, WEDDINGS, EXPECTING MOTHERS ETC.  MY GOAL IS TO CREATE ARTISTIC BASED PHOTOGRAPHS TO SATISFY THE VISION OF MY CLIENTS, AS WELL AS MY OWN EVER EVOLVING VISIONS OF GREAT ART.

All photos are available for purchase~ Contact Gabe Myer TRUESOUND4223@AOL.COM

When did you first know you wanted to be behind a camera for a living?
I TOOK PHOTOGRAPHY CLASS IN HIGH SCHOOL AND LEARNED ABOUT FILM DEVELOPMENT AND DARK ROOM PROCEDURES, AND EVER SINCE THEN, I'VE ALWAYS BEEN ATTRACTED TO USING THE CAMERA TO CREATE.  I'M ALSO A MUSICIAN SO I SPENT THE LAST 10 YEARS OR SO REALLY PURSUING MUSIC, BUT AFTER BECOMING TIRED OF RELYING ON OTHER PEOPLE FOR MY SUCCESS, I STARTED TAKING PHOTOGRAPHY MORE SERIOUSLY; IT'S AN ARTISTIC OUTLET THAT I CAN DO ON MY OWN, AND CREATE 100% WHEN AND HOW I WANT TO DO IT, WITH NO RULES ATTACHED.

All photos are available for purchase~ Contact Gabe Myer TRUESOUND4223@AOL.COM

We all want to know how you find these sexy guys to take photos of... tell us the process
IT WAS REALLY JUST A STROKE OF COINCIDENCE.  I HAD A FRIEND TELL ME ABOUT PAUL BLAKE BUT I HAD NEVER SEEN HIM OR KNEW MUCH ABOUT THE MALE MODEL WORLD.  ONE DAY I WAS JUST SURFING FACEBOOK AND CAME ACROSS HIS NAME, SAW HIS LOOK, AND MESSAGED HIM AND ASKED IF HE WAS INTERESTED IN SHOOTING SOMETIME.  I WASN'T EXPECTING A REPLY AT ALL, BUT WITHIN MINUTES HE RESPONDED, SAID HE LOVED MY WORK AND WANTED TO SHOOT AS SOON AS POSSIBLE.  AFTER THAT IT ALL STARTED A SNOWBALL EFFECT, MATTY BOY INKED HIT ME UP AFTER THAT, THEN STEVE GEHRKE ETC ETC.  WORD OF MOUTH IS THE BIGGEST BUSINESS TOOL YOU CAN HAVE.  THEYVE ALL BECOME REALLY GOOD FRIENDS OF MINE NOW.

All photos are available for purchase~ Contact Gabe Myer TRUESOUND4223@AOL.COM

How do you get the models to give you what you want? Do you coach before the set of pics? During? Shouting out 'turn left, no your other left'?
PRIOR TO THE SHOOTS, WE USUALLY DISCUSS WHAT TYPE OF THEME OR IDEA WE ARE WANTING TO GO FOR, WHETHER IT BE A NATURAL LOOK, OR A DARK LOOK, IF WE ARE PROMOTING A CLOTHING COMPANY ETC.  THAT THEN DICTATES WHAT TYPE OF LOCATION I WILL PICK OUT. FOR EXAMPLE, IF WE ARE PROMOTING A CLOTHING COMPANY, I NEED A NICE NEUTRAL LOOKING PLACE THAT'S NOT TOO BUSY IN THE BACKGROUND, IN ORDER TO ATTRACT ATTENTION DIRECTLY TO THE BRAND.  AS FAR AS DURING THE SHOOT, YES I'M ALWAYS DIRECTING AND REDIRECTING, LOOK AT THE SHOT I JUST TOOK AND SEEING IF IT ACTUALLY WORKED OR NOT.  IF IT DIDN'T WORK, WE CONTINUE TO EXPERIMENT UNTIL I GET THE SHOT I'VE ENVISIONED.

All photos are available for purchase~ Contact Gabe Myer TRUESOUND4223@AOL.COM

What's the coolest location you've every photographed in?
FOR PHOTOGRAPHING GUYS, ALLEYS BEHIND BUILDINGS IN DOWNTOWN AREAS CAN GIVE YOU SOME OF THE BEST LOOKING SHOTS.

Do you love using digital medium, or are you nostalgic about the old 35mm?
THE ONLY TIME I EVER WORKED WITH ACTUAL FILM AND FILM DEVELOPMENT WAS IN HIGH SCHOOL, SO I DON'T REALLY KNOW ANYTHING ELSE BESIDES THE DIGITAL MEDIUM.  I ENJOY IT A LOT, BUT I DON'T THINK IT'S ANY LESS EASIER WHEN YOU INCORPORATE THE PHOTOSHOP WORLD AND NEEDING TO HAVE THAT KNOWLEDGE TO OPERATE THE SOFTWARE CORRECTLY.  I CAN STILL SMELL THE DARK ROOM DEVELOPING CHEMICALS TO THIS DAY THOUGH!

All photos are available for purchase~ Contact Gabe Myer TRUESOUND4223@AOL.COM



What was your first camera?
AN OLD FILM CANON 35MM

What's the best part of your job?
SOCIALIZING AND INTERACTING WITH NEW PEOPLE, AND WORKING WITH EACH OTHER TO CREATE AN IMAGE THAT WILL ESSENTIALLY LAST FOREVER.

All photos are available for purchase~ Contact Gabe Myer TRUESOUND4223@AOL.COM

If we were to peek into your office space what items would we see that might surprise us?
LOTS OF GUITARS!

Do you listen to music while you edit photos or doesn't it matter?
I ALMOST ALWAYS LISTEN TO MUSIC, THE HEAVIER THE BETTER! I ALSO DO A LOT OF BACK AND FORTH WITH EDITING AND THEN I GO ONLINE AND CHECK FACEBOOK OUT ETC.  IT KEEPS MY EYES FRESH FROM LOOKING AT THE SAME THING FOR TOO LONG OF A PERIOD OF TIME.

All photos are available for purchase~ Contact Gabe Myer TRUESOUND4223@AOL.COM

What do you absolutely enjoy about working with models and authors for covers?
I LOVE THE CHALLENGE OF CREATING A THEME OR CREATING A CHARACTER TO HELP FIT INTO THE AUTHORS' VISION FOR THEIR STORY.  HAVING THEM EXPLAIN TO ME THE THEME OF THE BOOK, AND THEN LOOKING TO ME TO CREATE THE OVERALL IMAGE TO COMPLIMENT THEIR THEME IS VERY SATISFYING TO ACCOMPLISH!

All photos are available for purchase~ Contact Gabe Myer TRUESOUND4223@AOL.COM

Who do you have coming up on your schedule that we might be interested in?
I'M ALWAYS IN CONSTANT COMMUNICATION WITH PAUL BLAKE AND MATTY ORT WITH WHAT WE CAN CREATE AND WHAT WE CAN DO DIFFERENTLY THAT HASN'T BEEN DONE YET.  I'M ALWAYS JUST A PHONE CALL AWAY FROM LANCE JONES AND STEVE GEHRKE AS WELL.

All photos are available for purchase~ Contact Gabe Myer TRUESOUND4223@AOL.COM

What ONE item would you absolutely have to have on a deserted island?
SUNGLASSES!

Quick questions (one worders)
Chocolate or vanilla VANILLA
Morning person or night owl MORNING PERSON
can or bottle BOTTLE
wine or beer BEER
train or plane PLANE
Vegas or Disney World DISNEY WORLD
Modern or classical art MODERN

All photos are available for purchase~ Contact Gabe Myer TRUESOUND4223@AOL.COM

Where would you like authors and other interested folks to get in touch with you?
CONTACT ME DIRECT TRUESOUND4223@AOL.COM

All photos are available for purchase~ Contact Gabe Myer TRUESOUND4223@AOL.COM

1 comment:

  1. Cool interview and love the photos, especially the sexy Paul Blake!! =)

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