Joo Kraus: The JooJazz Photo Shoot

Joo Kraus Photo Shoot

When I did the photo shoot with musician Joo Kraus last year, he and the Tales in Tones Trio were still in the process of mixing their new album JooJazz – and I believe that album name was actually coined during that photo session.

For me, shooting with a band is always a treat. Shooting for an album is even more fun, because both sides are working towards a goal. The musicians want to release an album, the photographer wants to contribute his best work for it. It’s also a treat for these two reasons: First of all I’m a musician myself, so I know the lingo, I know what makes them tick and that makes the session so much easier for both sides. Second, these guys are up on stage all the time, so they are not afraid to go out in front of a camera. They are used to it.

The amount of cool stuff Joo, Ralf, Veit and Torsten offered me during the session (visually I mean!) was amazing and they were up to pretty much everything I could throw at them. Sit down in a corner in a cold stairway? Game. Play around a porta potti? Sure. Sit in a old cafe while wearing a clown’s mask? Absolutely!

Luckily my friend Allan Attridge (pro video guy and host and producer of The Two Hosers photo show) was around to capture footage at the event, so you can come a long and have a peek behind the scenes of this photo shoot.

A few more shots from that day:

Joo Kraus & Tales in Tones - Sole Music
Joo Kraus & Tales in Tones – Sole Music. Photo: Chris Marquardt
Joo Kraus - all ears
Joo Kraus – all ears. Photo: Chris Marquardt
Joo Kraus - Trumpet on Head
Joo Kraus – Trumpet on Head. Photo: Chris Marquardt
Joo Kraus & Tales in Tones - Out for Coffee
Joo Kraus & Tales in Tones – Out for Coffee. Photo: Chris Marquardt
Joo Kraus & Tales in Tones - Porta Potti
Joo Kraus & Tales in Tones – Porta Potti. Photo: Chris Marquardt
Joo Kraus & Tales in Tones - Bliss
Joo Kraus & Tales in Tones – Bliss. Photo: Chris Marquardt

Links: Joo Kraus, Allan Attridge

Author: Chris Marquardt

Chris Marquardt is co-author of Absolut analog and The Film Photography Handbook. He hosts Tips from the Top Floor, the world's longest running photography show. Chris teaches photography all over the world on his photo tours. He is also a regular on the TWiT Network.