Sheila Newbery, a local photographer and fan of Magnatune, visited to take photographs of various musical instruments I have, photos to be used to make album covers for some 120 albums at Magnatune which never had cover art.
As part of getting all of Magnatune's catalog onto other music shopping sites (such as emusic and iTunes) I want to have cover art, so that Magnatune's music isn't badly represented (w/o a cover) at the other stores. That means making almost 120 covers for albums at Magnatune, most of which will be made by taking a painting or photograph and laying text on it.
If you visit Sheila's web site, be sure to look at this great picture of David Tayler and Hanneke van Proosdij (the two on the left side) two musicians on Magnatune (David with the group "Orinda" and Hanneke with her solo Harpsichord CD) -- I owe meeting Sheila to David and Hanneke, as they're tireless evangelists of Magnatune, with David wearing his "We are not evil" tshirt just about every time I see him.
Sheila took this nice photo of my vihuela which will make a good cover, perhaps for Edward Martin's Luis Milan Vihuela recording.
And of course, if you need a photographer in the San Francisco Bay Area, hire Sheila! She's fun to have around and a terrific talent!