Trey Hill Photographs

Gary Kyle

Posted in musicians, photography by Trey on March 20, 2009

yesterday was a pretty spectacular day of shooting. i spent about four hours with an incredibly talented musician; he’s a Texas singer\songwriter type. if you haven’t had a chance to see or hear Gary Kyle, then take a few minutes to check him out. he has a classic Texas country sound and moves seamlessly between kick-a road house rock & stripped down ballads.

i promise, he’s really, really good.


we rolled very light – it was just him, that beautiful old Epiphone and myself. i brought a couple of light stands, a 5-in-1 reflector and an SB800; Zack Arias would have been proud.

we were shooting some promo stuff for Gary’s upcoming CD, which is due out April 25th and were blessed with incredible locations. i have to give an especially large thanks to Mike at The Amsterdam Bar, who graciously gave us access to his place. if you haven’t had a chance to spend an evening of adult beveraging at The Amsterdam, you’re missing out. DRAFT magazine just named it one of the country’s best beer bars – and it’s one of only three bars from the Lone Star State to garner the honor this year, so seriously, it’s top notch.

here are a few of Gary from The Amsterdam. Every photographer should be on a quest for killer light and it’s only just occurred to me that daytime bar light is possibly some of the prettiest light there is.



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  1. Laura Boston-Thek said, on March 20, 2009 at 8:26 am

    GORGEOUS sensitive imagery Trey!! Really outstanding B&W work!

  2. Kevin H. said, on March 20, 2009 at 8:38 am

    My gosh, the lines in the first photo are outstanding, Trey. Great work. Your client should be pumped.

  3. Trey said, on March 20, 2009 at 8:44 am

    thanks guys.

    @ Laura. thanks for picking up on that. Gary’s whole album is about change & lyrically is going to be very introspective, I think. so, he really wanted to capture this idea of a man turning his life around.

  4. Steve said, on March 20, 2009 at 9:11 am

    Dude…incredible stuff.

  5. Holly said, on March 20, 2009 at 9:54 am

    Beautiful work Trey. I absolutely love the first pic… awesome!

  6. Mike said, on March 20, 2009 at 1:59 pm

    These are great Trey … so natural … so real … that light pouring in is beautiful and i think you used it perfectly … well shot man

  7. Trey said, on March 24, 2009 at 1:35 pm

    Was he excited? b/c these are awesome. oh, and this is not you. i didn’t know i was going to be logged in as you.


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