Creative Branding portraits and Headshots:
Capturing the essence of Arwen Myers through my lens was a truly enchanting experience. Her presence, marked by a captivating blend of grace and strength, translated seamlessly into each frame. Working with Arwen allowed me to explore the intricate nuances of her artistry, from the delicate expression in her eyes to the subtle poise in her posture.
The challenge and thrill of crafting creative portraits and headshots for such a dynamic soprano lay in distilling the rich tapestry of her musical journey into visual storytelling. Every shot aimed to convey not just her external beauty but also the profound depth and emotion she brings to her performances.
Arwen’s versatility as an artist provided a canvas for experimentation, allowing me to play with light, shadow, and composition to accentuate different facets of her personality. Whether capturing the intensity of a solo performance or the collaborative spirit in chamber music, each photograph sought to mirror the unique magic she brings to the stage.
In the end, the process was a harmonious dance between photographer and subject, weaving together moments of vulnerability, strength, and artistic brilliance. The result is a collection of images that not only showcase Arwen’s external elegance but also offer a glimpse into the soulful journey of a remarkable soprano.
About Arwen Myers:
Renowned soprano Arwen Myers, hailed for her ‘crystalline tone and delicate passagework’ (San Francisco Chronicle), captivates audiences with timeless artistry and exquisite interpretations. Praised for transmitting warmth and ‘deep poignancy’ (Palm Beach Arts Paper) on stage, Arwen shines in solo performances across the US and beyond. With exceptional technique and a mastery of vocal colors spanning baroque to modern, she has graced stages with notable ensembles and conductors. Recent highlights include performances with Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra, Portland Baroque Orchestra, Early Music Vancouver, and Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra.
Arwen is not only an accomplished soloist but also an exceptional chamber musician, collaborating with premier ensembles such as Seraphic Fire, Bach Akademie Charlotte, Bach Collegium San Diego, and Spire Chamber Ensemble. Her versatility extends to new music, with world premieres of works written specifically for her by celebrated composer Robert Kyr. Arwen, a native of Augusta, Georgia, holds advanced degrees from the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music and is the Executive and co-Artistic Director of Northwest Art Song, based in Portland, Oregon. She is a member of Beyond Artists and 1% for the Planet, represented by Aligned Artistry.