Face The Music


The purpose of this photography project was to capture, through portraiture, how artists FEEL emotionally while listening to music of their choice...It is a fine  art rather than a commercial project.

In this book, 40 legendary musicians from a range of genres―including Quincy Jones, Ringo Starr, Herbie Hancock, Dave Brubeck, Wayne Shorter, Iggy Pop, Esperanza Spalding, Herb Alpert, Sir Graham Nash, Philip Glass, Jean-Yves Thibaudet and Emmylou Harris―were photographed while listening to three pieces of music of their choice. (With only two exceptions, they chose the music of other musicians rather than their own.) Music, painting and photography―indeed all art forms―share a common nexus for experiencing feeling, and are inextricably linked in contextualizing human emotion. 

Face the Music helps redefine the profound and transcendent influence music has on human emotion.