When Musicians Choose Photographers

February 23, 2016

By Holly Stuart Hughes


Matador Records hired Colin Lane to photograph the members of Savages in Lisbon, where they were shooting a video. Lane first met and photographed the band three years ago, and last year they insisted the label hire him to shoot publicity images for their second album, Adore Life. 

Last year, Matador Records flew New York-based photographer Colin Lane to Lisbon on a four-day assignment to shoot publicity photos for the band Savages while they were making a video for a song on their second album. “I’d never shot for Matador,” Lane says, but it didn’t matter. “The band said: ‘We want Colin to do this.’” Lane, an advertising...

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