As some of you may know, I made & photographed the first album cover for my good friends in The Fray. I just found this detail shot from an alternate white bulb which never made the final cut.
As the story goes, it was late one night before the band’s artwork deadline and they weren’t happy with any of the options that the art department had provided. I asked if I could take a shot at something, and after listening to Joe talk about the themes on the album, I got a few ideas and headed for the supermarket to buy lightbulbs.
I spent the rest of the night huddled over a kitchen counter with Zach holding a desk lamp while I photographed broken bulbs with his digital point-and-shoot camera. The next day, the band selected one of the photos for the final cover. The album went on to become the largest selling iTunes record of its time.
Now, six years later, I’m getting ready to head out to Denver to see them as the hometown opener for U2 at Mile High Stadium. It looks like there may even be some tix still available if you’d like to join us.
Congratulations, Isaac, Joe, Ben, and Dave!