POZ Cover - Pianist Fred Hersch

My portrait of jazz pianist Fred Hersch is on the cover of POZ magazine this month, along with a group portrait of Luna Ortiz, Erin Secker, Lolisa Gibson-Hunte, and Ron Simmons.

For those of you interested in the process of putting it together, I ended up shooting the two halves separately due to the way the room was laid out. Used 5 lights (3 behind and 2 in front) on Fred's portrait and 3 lights (2 up front and a back right edge on the group portrait.

Here's the cover image sans logos and text as well as some individual portraits I shot for the issue.

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