I'm hesitant to even consider these guys as a "client" but, if I were to, I'd have to say that The Rifle & The Writer are easily one of my favourites to work with. Some of the reasons I would say this is because A) they're driven and passionate about what they do and B) there's complete trust on both sides.
I've been working with Colby and Rebekka for 4+ years and they've always had faith in our process. Both parties are so easy going that it's always an enjoyable process to bounce ideas off each other and see what we get out of it. Although I'd probably reconsider a few things I did from my first shoot back in 2012 (I've come a long way!) we've always finished each project with everyone stoked on the results.
The recent shoot was just for some updated promo images (something I recommend all bands stay on top of!) so there wasn't too much pressure. Playing off our last shoot at a diner we decided to continue with the simple theme of them in a relatable environment. Also, with their song writing and musical style, the band could be seen as a slightly dark band so we enjoyed playing with that image and creating somewhat out of place images that avoid the stereotypes of the dark country band they could be seen as.
The Bowling Centre is an "iconic' location in our mutual hometown of Brockville. Like our last shoot in the diner, it was equally as exciting to be able to shoot in a location that has a sense of nostalgia from both of our pasts.
Finally, off topic... here's an image I came across from our first shoot where they managed to get two vehicles stuck in the same ditch. Anything for the shot!
Go check out their latest music video! It's awesome, they're awesome and it's never wrong to support great local artists!
Thanks! And happy new year!