Since I started this little change of life 10 years ago. I had 3 goals…well really…. dreams because I really didn’t think they would happen.

  1. I wanted to write and have a book published. That came true in 2010 with my book; How to Take Great Photos
  2. I wanted to be published in a Leading Photography Magazine: Which came true in September 2012 with Photo Technique Magazine. Not only that but I got THE COVER
  3. And that last thing I wanted was to get the Album/CD Cover for a Major Music Artist…which didn’t come true…well till…Today
I have the cover Photo for the new Mindi Abair CD: Mindi Abair and The Boneshakers Live in Seattle
Mindi Abair and the Boneshakers photo by Peter Tellone

Mindi Abair and the Boneshakers photo by Peter Tellone

Mindi and I have had a working relationship since 2005 when I first shot her at the then KIFM San Diego Smooth Jazz festival in the Gaslamp

Since then she has featured  some of my images on her Website, in Magazines and even on her Phone App. But we never got a chance for this till now.

I can’t thank her enough for the opportunities she has opened up for me and the encouragement of just liking my work. It’s meant a lot especially coming from someone I personally love listening to and a HUGE fan of. The fact that this is a live album is even more special because it’s her live performances that well…Rock. She gives it her all each and every concert, this performance is no different, in fact it may be even more special

So, Thank you Mindi Abair for making Dreams Come True

The official release Date  on Concords Records is September 25th but you can Pre-Order it Here along with other cool stuff. And then your usual Music places on the 25th

 

Here are some of the shots we have shared over the years

This was the first time I photographed Mindi in Concert at the KIFM Gaslamp Jazz Festival

Mindi Abair KIFM Jazz festival in the Gaslamp 2005

Mindi Abair KIFM Jazz festival in the Gaslamp 2005

This became THE Mindi Shot in the Fall of 2005 at Thornton Winery’s Champagne Jazz Festival

Mindi Abair Thornton Winery

 

The Following Year again at the KIFM Gaslamp Jazz festival in San Diego

Mindi Abair KIFM Jazz Festival 2006

KIFM Jazz Festival

This image was used in one of Mindi’s first feature magazine articles in Wine and Jazz Magazine in 2009, again shot at Thornton Winery

Mindi Abair Champagne Jazz Festival Thornton Winery

Mindi Abair Champagne Jazz Festival Thornton Winery

Mindi loves San Diego and she would always release her new albums at Borders Book along with a free concert for her best fans. She would sign autographs for hours

Mindi Abair Borders Books

Mindi Abair Borders Books

And this is the Color version of the cover

Concert shots of Mindi Abair and the Boneshakers

Concert shots of Mindi Abair and the Boneshakers

And a little “Air” reached by the great Randy Jacobs of the Boneshakers

Randy Jacobs gets Air: Mindi Abair and the Boneshakers

Randy Jacobs gets Air: Mindi Abair and the Boneshakers

This says it all

C/O Mindi Abair Instagram

C/O Mindi Abair Instagram