Your favorite music photographer siblings had a great shoot with rock icon Melissa Etheridge as she celebrated the release of┬áher tenth studio album, Fearless Love. Todd and I did some stealthy backstage reportage of Melissa’s radio interview followed by a quick portrait shoot and coverage of an intimate performance for a lucky group of die-hard fans.

During the roughly 10 minutes allotted for portraits, Todd and I put together two simple on-location lighting setups consisting of the best DIY beauty dish design around and the Profoto Acute Ring flash.

Since flash photography would have ruined the videos being shot for both the live performance and the radio interview, we switched between strobes and ambient light as the assignment requirements changed.

This was a gig filled with highlights including Melissa’s 14 minute rendition of Like The Way I do (part 1 and part 2) and an absolutely incredible cover of Loraine Ellison’s Stay With Me.

More photos and some great video after the jump!











  1. I love your photography. It’s something I aspire to. Thank you for sharing your talent.

    • Hey Eddie,

      Thanks so much for the comment. Let me know if you ever have any questions about my work.

  2. Highlights from the portrait & concert shoot @toddowyoung and I did with Melissa Etheridge. She rocked it — http://bit.ly/a6QAOG

  3. RT @chrisowyoung: Highlights from the portrait & concert shoot @toddowyoung and I did with Melissa Etheridge. She rocked it — http://bit.ly/a6QAOG

  4. Highlights from the portrait & concert shoot @toddowyoung and I did with Melissa Etheridge. http://bit.ly/a6QAOG (via @chrisowyoung)

  5. Photoshoot: Melissa Etheridge http://bit.ly/cVEppr

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