- Photography Facts
The season for wedding photography in Denver is winding down. Garrett Hacking recently grabbed his photographic tool kit and flew to L.A. to shoot fashion for Marrika Nakk Designs. The well known fashion designer crossed paths with the man known well for all things photography in Denver when she was visiting the city in January 2011 for the Great Western Stock Show. Marrika Nakk Designs lean toward the western style while maintaining a distinct sexy casual flair uniquely her own. "I loved her clothes the minute I saw them" proclaims the photographer. "I immediately felt, as did my friends, that these were outfits I would love to see on any girl of mine! Marrika definitely has styles that appeal to women and men alike. I can't imagine wanting anything more in that line of work." As for the photo shoot itself, it all came together perfectly. The models were terrific and the most important piece - LIGHT - showed up perfectly. "We had one day to shoot. The models were troopers and we got every kind of amazing light you could possibly wish for! Not to mention the fantastic locales of the beach and Marrika Nakk's amazing home. I can't wait to return!" No doubt he will, as Marrika declared Garrett's eye for light the best she has seen in 30 years in the business. She was positively thrilled with the final results!
After a stellar performance at the Fox Theater in Boulder the Night before, The John Butler Trio really brought it to their sold out show at Red Rocks. The triumphant return as a headliner followed last year's first such show which was filmed for the live CD and DVD "John Butler Trio Live at Red Rocks". This year Garrett Hacking, acclaimed for his live band in photography in Denver, was tapped by the band's management to document the show with all access perspectives! Garrett exclaims, "There is nothing better for an artist than to have the ability to create on your own terms. The ability for me to deliver the finest concert photographs is enhanced big time when I am not limited to the "photo pit" and first three songs (the standard for concert photography access). Most often the performers have barely hit stride by then. So I appreciate the ability to capture the essence of the performance and deliver what I believe to be the most powerful and authentic moments of a show." Garrett Hacking has built a reputation as a wedding photographer in Denver. It is in front of and on stage with his cameras where the Colorado photographer learned his chops. "I must say, The John Butler Trio has quickly become a favorite subject of both my eyes and ears" claims the photographer as he heads down the mountain for more photography in Denver.