In 2006-2007, I worked on the CD cover art for the Seventh Studio album by Singer-Songwriter, Richard Shindell. All the songs on this recording are covers of other fabulous songwriters. I worked with Richard through email for the entire process. He lives in Buenos Aries, Argentina and I’m in Rochester, New York. It was my first important long distance project. We would have conversations about meaning of the songs and connecting it to the artwork. The final decision of the sequence of images comes from images taking during my first “Drive Project” where I mounted a camera in the window of my car, firing every 10 seconds while driving across country. The images represent a little over 3 minutes of driving around “Delia, Kansas”. The length of your average American Pop song. Delia is considered the geographic center of the United States and the title comes from the Song by Lawrence, Kansas by Josh Ritter.
A great experience and a pleasure working with one of my heroes. Yes, he’s a songwriter and I am a visual artist. Richard inspires me by the stories he tells and his genuine disposition. A darn good guy. I look forward to our next collaboration of music and design.
You can purchase a copy of the CD from his website:
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