Shoshana Bean at Rockwood Music Hall

Spring finally seems to be on its way, and I will take the current “mid-sixties and rain” over the past “low-twenties and clear.”.  With this season change comes new hope, new projects, and the sudden panic that you have yet to file your taxes.  I figured I would post these shots before I get lost in a box of receipts.

Shoshana Bean has embarked on a whirlwind tour promoting her latest EP release, Shadows to Light, which dropped at the end of last year.  Shadows to Light is an entirely acoustic recording which includes a stripped-down “Runaway Train,” and a brilliant cover of Sia’s hit single “Chandelier.”  Bean was back in New York City for one sold-out acoustic performance at Rockwood Music Hall’s Stage 2.  Those in attendance were treated to a duet with Eden Espinosa (also a former Elphaba in Wicked), as well as some throwback tunes (namely her infamous 2008 release, “Naomi,” a large departure from her current sound).

To catch Shoshana Bean near you (she will be performing in Hawaii and the United Kingdom in the coming months), visit her official website for ticket info.  And to see the photos, go past the jump.

All photos were shot on the Canon 7D mounted with a Canon EF 24-70mm ƒ/2.8L II USM lens.

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Back East for a bit/Shoshana Bean at The Cutting Room

I know, I know––it’s been forever.  I am currently spending the summer abroad on the East Coast, shuttling between Philadelphia and New York to shoot (Shameless plug: if you’re in the area and are looking to collaborate, shoot me an E-mail).  I wholeheartedly plan on updating Conor Takes Pix more now that I have settled back into the Right Coast Groove.  Some exciting things are coming up, too!

This past Sunday, Shoshana Bean (with whom I have been shooting for over a year) also came back East with a sold-out show in New York City.  With a little help from Adorama (it’s so nice to be back around a rental house you know and trust), I shot everything on my 7D with a Canon EF 70-200mm ƒ/2.8 L IS II USM lens.  Shoshana was joined on stage by a bunch of special guests, including Eden Espinosa, Megan Hilty, Cojo Littles, Kamilah Marshall & Shayna Steele.  Click to see a few frames from the show.

Shoshana Bean‘s new single, “Runaway Train” premieres on iTunes, Amazon & CD Baby August 5th.  You won’t regret downloading it.

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