Last month I drove out to New Jersey to photograph Billy Martin for the cover of Jazz Times Magazine. I am a long time fan of Billy’s band Medeski, Martin and Wood. I set up the studio in his backyard. After a couple of hours of shooting we took a break for lunch. When we returned to the outdoor studio the sun had moved. The trees in his yard were casting a beautiful shadow on the back drop. We decided to shoot more images and one of these images was the one the magazine chose. Sometimes you can not plan what is going to happen with photography. I am very happy with the results from this shoot. It was great fun spending the afternoon with Billy!