08.08.96 – Matchbox Twenty | Atlantic Records
WOW! This was a fun day for sure. This was my first shoot with Matchbox 20 and Rob Thomas for Atlantic Records. It was a publicity and packaging shoot. We shot at 5th & Sunset Studios in Hollywood. Actually a few blocks from where I live. My great friend Michael Lippman made this shoot happen since he managed the band.
These guys were fresh from Orlando, FL and just beginning their musical careers. I remember them getting a complete make over. New haircuts and new cloths. A whole new look for each band member. This is when I met Rob Thomas. I’ve shot and known Rob since that day. He’s one of the nicest musicians I have ever met and worked with. I see him every tour he does cuz he’s SO fucking good.
This shoot just worked and was super easy. I remember thinking these guys are too nice and they’ll be lucky to sell a few albums. WTF do I know they sold over 15 million!!! They have been pushing out hits and tours since this shoot. I’d like to think that my photos had something to do with it.
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