Shooting Cole Swindell for iHeartRadio was my first shoot with a country artist, both for portraits and the concert. What I really admired was how ravenous his fans were for him and his music. While it’s not favorite type of music, I can certainly respect it.
When working on the portraits with Cole, he was very accommodating and generous with his time, all without the ego or pretentiousness that you would find in artists working at his level. During his performance, the small iHeartRadio theater was packed to the gills with both men and women going nuts for him, a response that I don’t see often. Yeah, it’s usually the people in the front going nuts, but that theater went wild for him.