INGRAM BARSS PHOTOGRAPHY

Joel Plaskett, again and again and again.

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I really like the idea of an ongoing project. For me, this means shooting the same subject repeatedly, over time. Even if it's something as simple as tree that I walk by every day, taking the time to see it in different light, at different times of year, is very meaningful to me. I stop and witness the passage of time, and at the same time, gain ever increasing familiarity with a scene that I might otherwise completely overlook.

I do this a lot with the Halifax skyline and other day to day scenes in my Instagram feed (since I alway post in threes, my feed looks a whole lot better on a phone than a computer).

I also like to revisit human subjects. I have had the good fortune to work with Joel Plaskett for many years now, and have compiled considerable body of work which spans his career from early Thrush Hermit, to his most recent album The Park Avenue Sobriety Test. It's been a real pleasure getting to know Joel, and his music over the past 23 years or so. We've become good friends, and together we've produced some great photos. This is the first of many posts, in which I will reveal some of these photos, some of which have hardly seen the light of day.

An unedited version of the cover shot for Joel's most recent album, Park Avenue Sobriety Test.

One of the press shots taken on the third day.