October 2014. Client: The American Society Of Composers, Authors And Publishers (ASCAP)
Dan Wilson and Marc Almond were a couple of the guest performers at the ASCAP 2014 Awards. Dan Wilson who co-wrote “Someone Like You” with Adele, performed the song solo and even without Adele’s great voice the song still has a lot of power. Marc didn’t disappoint either with his ‘Tainted Love’.
Mouth open or closed – catching people mid speech is never pretty but I think you can get away with it with singers. It conveys a sense of them performing their craft. You have to have the hands in the picture too as this gives more context (or at least the microphone). In fact, the hands express a lot and also give the image another important point of reference to the composition. Try this; Google image search ‘politician talking’ then crop out the hands with a piece of paper… The person doesn’t look as good without the hands, don’t you think?