Author: Sam Sanchez


A photo of Zepparella.

This was shot at the Great American Music Hall in San Francisco. I was right in front of Anna Kristina. Actually a little too close to make good compositions. Gretchen Menn was just far enough away from me where I had a little room to zoom in and out. This was taken with my trusty Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark II. I wasn’t planning on shooting a lot but once the show started there was a lot to shoot. I shot nearly 300 images. Surprisingly, most of them turned out great. That’s not on me. The band put on a great show and the lighting was totally rockin’. I just pointed my camera in that general direction and hoped for the best. I need to contact the band and give them the photos. That was the first time I saw Zepparella.


I just found out Jillian Ann has died. She was in a car accident with a big rig over the weekend. People who worked with her mention the great conversations that they had with her. I remember we talked about the music business and her raw food diet. Jillian Ann was a recording artist, model, actress, and fashion designer among other things. She accomplished a lot and touched a lot of people. I will miss her.

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A photo by Sam Sanchez.

Just a simple black & white portrait. I use the word File in the title of photos of models who don’t model on a regular basis. This may be the only time they’ve been in front of the camera. I have a model release but I try to be respectful of their privacy. Sometimes I change the name of models instead of using their real names. They may be a little uncomfortable today about photos we made years ago.