Debra A. Zeller


NoisePop 2008

noisePop 2008I’ve been shooting for the NoisePop festival since 2003, it’s something I look forward to doing every year. I just received my assignments for this years festival and couldn’t be more excited! My #1 show I wanted to shoot was Magnetic Fields and I got it! I love Stephin Merritt and the earth he walks on, he can do no wrong. You’ll find me up front and center on the following nights:

2/27 Quasi @ The Rickshaw Stop

2/28 The Magnetic Fields @ Herbst Theater

2/29 Holy Fuck @ Bottom of the Hill

3/1 The Gutter Twins (Mark Lanegan & Greg Dulli)@ Bimbo’s

3/2 She & Him (Matt Ward and Zooey Deschanel) @ Great American Music Hall

The only one I wasn’t familiar with was Holy Fuck, I had to look that one up! I’ve learned early on that you should never judge a band by it’s name. I’ll admit when I first saw the name I thought “oh, must be a noise band”, but I was wrong, it’s a lovely electronica rock band from Toronto. I have to say, I quite like it, it’s fun music to work to. Hopefully they’ll have some cool projections to help make for some interesting photos

In other news, January has been a slow month for shoots. I’ve been having a lot of consultations and planning my schedule for 2008. I have a couple shoots coming up that I keep having to re-schedule due to the rainy weather. Hopefully it doesn’t rain this weekend so I can photograph at least one of the jobs on my plate. I’m keeping my fingers crossed!


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UCSF Group Portrait

I recently photographed my largest group portrait to date for UCSF. I really lucked out because it was suppose to rain on the day of the shoot and my other location option was indoors and not very exciting. I was so happy to be able to use this spot for the shoot, it couldn’t have been any more perfect! And I lucked out with good lighting, too.
UCSF Group PortraitHope everyone had a lovely NYE! Since I’m still suffering from the ear infection I decided to stay in and watch a movie. It’s really frustrating not being able to hear in one ear. At least now I can sit up without being in pain and can now get back to work.

As for 2008, I don’t know about you, but I am excited about the new year. I think it’s going to be a really good year.


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