There are portrait subjects, and then there are performers like Andrew W.K. My brother, fellow professional music photographer Chris Owyoung, and I caught up with the hard-partying rocker on Warped Tour 2010, and Andrew was nothing less than a pleasure to photograph.
As our first shoot, I can't think of a better subject to kick off Warped Tour than Andrew W.K.
Chris and I lit this image with a Profoto AcuteB head powered by a Profoto AcuteB 600R. The AcuteB was shot through a three-foot Creative Light Octabox as the keylight, while a pair of speedlights provided accent lighting.
- Profoto AcuteB 600 w/s Head
- Profoto AcuteB 600R Battery Pack
- 3′ Creative Light Octabox
- Nikon D3
- Nikon 24-70mm f/2.8
- Nikon SB-900 Speedlight (2x)
- Pocketwizard Plus II (3x)
Stay tuned for more Warped Tour portraits, coming up! Featured acts include Pierce The Veil, Four Year Strong, The Frantic, and more.
If you can't wait until then, check out portraits from Warped Tour 2009 that Chris and I shot.
And if you haven't heard Andrew W.K., the party starts with this video: