Gabriel Michel's Eerie ‘Trombone' Series

 - May 2, 2009   Updated: Mar 24 2011
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Gabriel Michel’s ‘Trombone’ series feels a bit desolate. Each photo depicts a single musician and his trombone in a variety of urban and suburban settings.

While much of the photo series is shot in black and white, the few color pictures that do exist contain muted, neutral tones that add to the perceptible feeling of aloneness.

Implications - A musician's life is often romanticized, with rockstar visions of sold-out crowds, stacks of cash and epic backstage partying; however, real life doesn't always live up to this ideal. By capturing gritty "behind-the-scenes" snapshots of a single musician practicing his craft, the photographer shows the loneliness, isolation and dedication that making music requires.