From NYIKO's Kickstarter Launch Party at BCA / 11.1
NYIKO is a rad Burlington musician with a new EP and art book in the works. His Kickstarter campaign has just 3 days left!!! Check it out for more info and a preview of the tracks, and please consider supporting it!
Fun side note: Nyiko was dressed as Ron Burgundy at this Halloween show - there were also 3 other members of the Anchorman news team!
Back in August, I took some promotional photos for NYIKO's Kickstarter campaign. His project is the release of a vinyl EP, as well as an art book comprised of pieces inspired by the new songs. This shoot was a blast, and the photos that resulted are what I would consider a perfect representation of Nyiko’s personality.
A fun side note about the shoot: the fish was photographed in its transport bag and retouched into the glass so that it would be safe. At one point during the shoot, I brought it over to Nyiko and noticed about a dozen little orange specks in the bag; she gave birth!!!
Nyiko’s music is super catchy and the new songs showcase an interesting fusion of early 2000’s pop sensibilities via bands like Death Cab for Cutie, 80’s electronic dance tracks drawing influence from the likes of New Order, and even some proto-punk overtones reminiscent of The Clash. Check out a music video from a previous release here, and please consider helping fund this project!
Empire! Empire! (I Was a Lonely Estate)
I shot some food photos for fun / practice a couple weekends ago.