Russian Recording is an analog and digital recording studio in Bloomington, Indiana. This year they celebrate their 15 year anniversary and to celebrate they had a party to raise money for local charities.
This outdoor concert featured performances from 14 bands, most of them containing members who either worked at the studio in the past 15 years or have substantially contributed to its existence — many of them who haven't played in years.
This party was a fundraiser for Community Kitchen and Indiana Recovery Alliance. All of the proceeds from raffle ticket sales, alcohol sales, and Russian Recording merchandise were equally split between the two.
Amy O started as the solo project of Amy Oelsner in 2004, and has evolved over the years into a full band in Bloomington, Indiana. I had the opportunity to photograph her for the cover of her incredible new album Elastic which was designed in collaboration with Aaron Lowell Denton. This record involved so many talented people from Bloomington and I loved contributing in a small way.
"Elastic ultimately is an album about learning to live in your own inescapable skin—a challenge that defines not just Amy O’s life, but everybody’s existence. Identifying that universal truth has shaped her into an exciting and insightful artist, one who is no longer making music for herself but is working to command whatever stage she steps onto." - Stephen Deusner