If you do not know who Michael Bernard Fitzgerald is you should. Michael is a local musician who grew up in Calgary and his talent is nothing short of incredible. I met Michael at an intimate show recently with no more than sixty people filling a little coffee shop in Canmore called Communitea (http://www.thecommunitea.com/communitea_cafe/home.html). The show was absolutely amazing and as soon as it finished I told myself I need to photograph this musician. I actually have been following Michaels music since 2009 and was hooked immediately from track one, always playing his music when I head out to the mountains or just going for a casual drive. After the show I approached Michael, introduced myself and I told him I had an idea for a creative session. Michael was extremely open and enthusiastic about the idea. We exchanged info and after a few emails I later found out Michael finds his creativity and does all his own writing on the road staying in hotels when he plays in gigs outside of Calgary. So we decided to take the photo shoot outside (it was -12 and felt like -50) where we could highlight a bit of that "On The Road" environment photographing at a run down gas station.
To see more of Michaels work and for his latest concert listings go to:
Tickets to March 23rd Show (Calgary): http://www.ticketfly.com/event/228509-michael-bernard-fitzgeralds-calgary/