Some days on set, we get lucky and get to spend an afternoon with a living legend. Earlier this year while we were down in Texas for our Unforgettable San Antonio tourism project, we did just this – shooting the country and alt-rock star, Alejandro Escovedo. Even if his name isn’t immediately familiar, chances are you still have heard his songs; for over thirty years he’s been on the scene, performing recording, touring and making awesome music. Thankfully for us, Alejandro found the time to spend an afternoon in front of our lens – keep reading to see the results…
Despite a busy tour schedule, he was incredibly generous with his time, working with us for over an hour to shoot photos for both our San Antonio tourism project, but also a few extra scenarios to make beautiful portraits like the shot above.
Even though a living legend in the alt-rock and indie-country scene, Escovedo was an great subject – willing to work through any photo requests our team had.
It’s always interesting to watch two artists collaborate – this is often the case when we’re photographing musicians or other creative people. They are curious and Chris is always willing and excited to bring them into his process and work together to make the best photos possible.
Not to mention our whole crew was lucky enough to have a private acoustic show with the legend himself. Escovado played a few of his favorites including the classic track below – Castanets (chances are even if you don’t know the name you’ve heard the song).