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In walks Elias

I did some clicking for the local emo band Elias. Emo is short for “emotional” and this band has mastered the art of screaming better than any actress fleeing a psychopathic killer in a Quentin Tarintino movie. Go for it guys you rock. Good luck with the 08′ cd.

I had them spread the word that I want to shoot more bands. If you know a band that needs images, let me know.

Casey (lead guitar), George (drums), Daniel (lead singer), Davante (bass), Quigg (lead/rhythm guitar) Shot with two strobes, I got down low so they appear standing on the tracks in an odd sort of scaling.


Casey (left) showed up with a shirt that I was able to match with the graffitti.

I told them a train could come. When it did there was panic in the tunnel, they stopped posing and started running their asses off. I got off a shot just as the train entered the tunnel and then merged the pic of the train with the earlier one of them posing.

My email is ferrellmc[at]

Shortly after this photo shoot the band cut a CD under a new name: Rescue the Hero. Here is the CD cover. Kara was the model, I came across this house in northern Maryland and stopped and got some shots and tried not to look like a creeper. I went to the metro parking area and paid the cabbie $5 to take a pic of his car, he was happy because he didn’t even have to start the engine and he made 5 bucks.


  • Steve W - November 15, 2007 - 6:04 pm

    I must say that you have one hell of an eye for catching the right pictures at the right time.
    Keep up the great work.

    Hey Steve, Thanks so muchReplyCancel

  • Allison - November 20, 2007 - 10:51 am

    Great shot with the train! Nicely done. I bet they loved it.ReplyCancel

  • christopher - January 23, 2008 - 8:32 am

    the 3rd photo is perfect. it showcases the “location” as well as the emo band pose. i’m sure you’ve left that band with a lasting impression. by word-of-mouth you’ll be known as that “daredevil photographer who takes great pics”.ReplyCancel

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