I am excited to announce that the new STEVENBUSH.ORG website up and running. You can check it out by going to http://stevenbush.org My friends at Bull Moose Ticket have done an INCREDIBLE job with this thing! They have worked so hard to get it the way I want it, and I am so thankful for it. If you are in need of a website, especially photographers, these are your guys. The custom backend to this website is simple to use, and amazing for uploading and managing photos. You can see their other work at http://bullmooseticket.com.
As a photographer it is nice to finally have all of my work in one central location. I’ve spent the last week going through my entire collection of photos to get ready for the website. There are some familiar photos on here, and there are a number of new ones that haven’t been posted before. I still have two more galleries from my overseas travels to put up. I hope you guys have fun looking around.
Another great thing about the website is that my blog is also going to be in the same spot. It will no longer be held at this location. I hope to be able to continue to have frequent updates on the blog. I’ve got alot of things stirring in my head, and I can’t wait to get them written down. If you used to subscribe to my old blog I wanted to let you know that you will need to update your RSS feed. You can do that by clicking HERE. If you are into Twitter you can find me at www.twitter.com/stevenbush
Thanks again for hanging around these last couple of years. You guys have been so supportive of our family, ministry, adoption, and photography. I am excited to see what the days ahead hold for our family.
I had the awesome opportunity of doing a promotional photoshoot for the Austin, TX based band, Courrier, yesterday. We started the morning at 5:30am and shot till about 1:30pm. I went scouting for locations in the small town of Bastrop, TX last week, and it proved to be a wealth of opportunities & locations. The guys have a song called ‘Wildfire’, and I just so happened upon two acres of burnt trees while on my scouting trip. It was the perfect spot! I already have the memory cards unloaded, the film developed, and I couldn’t be more excited about these shots. Courrier has an incredible title for this EP, that I’m not allowed to mention just yet, and I am excited that we got some photos that are going to be able to portray the imagery of the title.
The boys in Courrier are almost finished recording their new EP, and you guys are going to want to buy it. They are super talented, and have great hearts. I’m honored that they trusted me with their photos, and that I get to play a small role in this journey. Check out their myspace at www.myspace.com/courriermusic & you can follow them on twitter at www.twitter.com/courriermusic
Here is a video that they made documenting our shoot yesterday. Enjoy!
here is a b-roll shot from yesterday. i will hopefully have more up soon.
These are some more shots from the same roll of film as the last post. The place we are playing at this week has an old dingy back stage area that is pretty dark, and it has one lone light illuminating the staircase. I wanted to mess around with some long exposure shots, and this is what we came up with. They are fuzzy & out of focus, but I still like them. I will have to try it again when I have a tri-pod with me.
A buddy of mine has lent me his old Nikon 35mm camera. It will be the only camera I take on road trips for the next couple of weeks. Film is something I greatly want to learn, and this is the first trial & error 35mm experiment.
I love the Reichman Family. They are super fun people who have a huge heart for God & for his people. Chris is a talented photographer here in Austin, TX, and helps me by serving on the Austin Stone Storytellers Team. He has a new website for his photography and was in need of some promo shots for it. We spent the afternoon taking some family photos out and about in Austin, then came back to my house and set up the white seamless for the promo shots. Here are a few of my favorites from the white seamless.
These are a couple of the promo shots that I did for Chris Culver a few weeks ago. Chris is a seminary student at Beeson Divinity School, and he currently travels and works for Wade Morris. Before surrendering into the ministry Chris had his Masters in Civil Engineering and worked as a successful engineer for seven years. It’s exciting to hear & see what God is doing in his life. You can find him at www.chrisculver.org & www.twitter.com/cdculver .
Jimmie Ingram is a machine on the guitar and on top of that he’s got some of the freaking coolest dreads around. You can catch him playing around Austin with Matt McCloskey. He’s also an incredible singer/songwriter. He’s got a new EP out that you need to go buy. Click HERE to pick it up. Here are some photos of twitter.com/jimmieshreds in action.
Matt McClosky & his band absolutely killed it last night at MoMo’s in Austin, TX. If you haven’t heard Matt’s new CD, These Times Won’t Last, then you need to go to his website today and download it for free. Be sure and throw the guy a donation…he & his wife just had another baby. If you live in Austin then you need to come see Matt live at MoMo’s next thursday at 10pm. There is a $5 cover. My boy Jimmie Ingram is playing lead guitar for Matt, and let’s just say…it gets pretty nasty in there. Straight Rock n Roll Austin, TX style. You will not be disapointed.
as you know we’ve all been quite overwhelmed by the response to the record on here, twitter, facebook, and iTunes. thank you guys for purchasing the record the past few days!! it’s been a direct result of online community, word of mouth, and grassroots movement. so, we need your help in getting the word out to your circle of friends. if you have connected with the music and believe in the message, we’re inviting you to join us on a sort of BLOG TOUR. we’ll come to your blog, set up our gear, and play the songs. we’ll bring ice cream and snow cones, and you provide the chips & salsa. ok, seriously though…
here’s a button you can place on your blog/web… if you want to write a little blurb about it, great… let us know when you do, and we’ll post a link to your blog entry… it’s “blog love,” as they say…
ALSO, we will be giving “There is a Fountain” as a FREE digital bonus track to every blogger who joins us on the blog tour.
grab the banner & use this link to join the blog tour http://bit.ly/iveyrecord
We are excited to announce that the new Aaron Ivey record released this week. It’s been an amazing experience getting to record this album in our hometown of Austin, TX. We are being blown away from the great response to the new record. It released on iTunes yesterday, and it went to the #1 spot in the Christian Genre & #73 overall. Unbelievable! You guys made this happen, and we are thankful for that.
all of the glory goes to God with this record. It has been an incredible season of God re-birthing a fresh heart for the local church, missions, and leading worship. Leading worship on a weekly basis & being under strong biblical teaching at The Austin Stone has been an incredible time for us. It has challenged us to step up our game as pastors, worship leaders, husbands, fathers, and friends. You can’t help but to be challenged and changed when living in real community with other people. This record has been a result of this wonderful journey God has had us on this past year.
The new website & online store launched today. You can check out the new record at AARONIVEY.COM & you can buy the record on iTUNES. Thanks again for creating a buzz about the new record through Twitter, Facebook, & your blogs. We have released this record on an independent grassroots level. It is people like you that have helped spread the word about the record, and helped make this possible. So thanks for continuing to spread the word.
This is the record cover shot that I got during my photoshoot with Aaron. I’m excited about this photo. I really feel like it captures the mood & theme of the record. I will post more of the photos from the shoot later on this week.
Strobist: Sunpak 120J / high camera right / 20 degree grid spot