We were commissioned to photograph American Music Legend Quincy Delight Jones Jr recently. He was receiving a fellowship degree and giving a Q and A session at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama and is best known for producing the Michael Jackson Album ‘Thriller”, “Of The Wall” and “Bad”, as well as working with Frank Sinatra amongst others.
The aim was to maximise the clients relationship with Quincy Jones, by getting as much media coverage from his visit as possible. We were brought on board with our contacts and relationships with the national press with the brief to shoot a suitable image which we could then sell into the national newspapers.
We wanted to capture an image that reflected his true character as well as his jazz background and music pedigree. From experience from similar shoots, we knew we’d have very little time with the star. The shot had to be set up before hand to maximise our time taking photographs, and we captured this portrait in under a minute.
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The photo ran in national papers the next day as well as the front page of the regional paper which secured the client the prestigious national coverage they desired. After it was published the phone didn’t stop ringing from international agencies wanting to syndicate/buy it.