One of the high points of the weekend was a spending a chunk of time with Kelley Deal taking pictures of handbags.
Let me flush this out a bit.
You might know Kelley from The Breeders, a band she’s in that I place firmly in the worship column. (If you’ve got all their albums and don’t own their cover of “Wicked Little Town” here’s an iTunes link. It’s incredible.)
What you may not know is that Kelley can make a mean handbag—and by ‘mean’ I mean awesome. Seriously. Awesome. [ Here’s her how-to page about knitting a wool bag on the DIY Network ]
She’s putting together an entire how-to book for these handbags and needed to visualize some ideas. So I came over to the rehearsal space and made shots of her work set amongst amps and drums and guitars and cords—and I have to say, the images turned out pretty darn fantastic. She set the stage, I just pulled the trigger. And man do I want to share them, but really, you have to wait for the book. Fingers crossed a few end up in there.
And some of you might be wondering, how the hell did I meet up with Kelley Deal? Well let’s just say, if gay marriage were legal, she and I would – almost – be related.
Current music: TKD6K “Sugar”