Here is a portrait of Kenny G shot by amazing photographer Chris Chapman at the Deadline Studio at last years TIFF 2021 with my “Folk Flutter” design in the background (printed by Spoonflower)! Read on for what Chris says about this collaboration (as quoted from his Jan 25 2022 Instagram Post @ccphotophoto)...
With THANKS to Chris Chapman Photography and Spoonflower for the rush printing!
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Photographer Chris Chapman says: "Here’s an unpublished portrait I shot of #smoothjazz phenomenon @kennyg at the @deadline studio during last year’s tiff. Love him or hate him , the man is a bonafide success story…one of his albums is the highest selling instrumental album of all time , and his total worldwide sales are 75 million and rising ….a remarkable accomplishment for an instrumentalist. He was in town to promote the @hbomax documentary #listeningtokennyg from director #PennyLane. From Wikipedia :
“In 2021, HBO Max started streaming director Penny Lane's documentary Listening to Kenny G, with the subject of the film not having had any control over its content. Lane stated she chose Kenny Gorelick as her subject because he is "a musician who is objectively popular, by way of record sales, but is also hated by the 'critical class'."Richard Brody, in a New Yorker report, cited Kenny G in the film responding "cheerful[ly]" to a question about what he loves about music, with, "I don’t know if I love music that much," and continuing, "when I listen to music, I think about the musicians and I just think about what it takes to make that music and how much they had to practice."
I haven’t had a chance to watch it yet , but it’s def on my list for 2022. Either way , the man himself was extremely cordial and a pleasure to meet and photograph . He expressed to me how much he personally liked this shot , which is something you always hope to hear from your subject . No doubt , the whimsical background with its rich colors and graphic style ( from the super talented Jackie Tahara’s @unblinkstudio and her production collaborator @spoonflower ) are what makes this pic so special …i felt like it was a good fit, evoking a kind of musical playfulness, and made his electric blue suit pop . Shout out to @klaus_on_king for lending me the stool Mr.Gorelick is perched on. #tiff21 #deadlinehollywood #kennyg #hbomax #unblinkstudio #spoonflower #klausonking #tifftuesday ©️Chris Chapman"
**Photo courtesy of Chris Chapman Photography and @deadline.
Jackie Tahara of UnBlink Studio