Every now and then, you find that needle in the haystack. Thankfully a band with an insane amount of musical talent approached me and were in need of some promotional shots - stat! Please meet Blackthorne, a six-member symphonic metal band from Lisbon, Ohio.
The band announced some very big shows coming up later in the year to me and needed some updated promos to get the ball in motion. With little preparation time, I strived on the time constraint and we ended up shooting at the Variety Theatre in Cleveland. I was super excited to be back at the Variety Theatre. And this time, I had my girlfriend assisting me, making each shot dramatic and just plain "bad ass". Many thanks, Ashley babe! Another special thank you to Patrick Colvin for opening the doors for us. He has such a huge heart on setting this place back to its former glory.
If you're interested in their music, go check them out at the Agora as they open for Hammerfall and Delain on April 27.