A blog exploring music and photography by Anna Azarov

A blog exploring music and photography by Anna Azarov

anna and the lens

anna and the lens

A blog exploring music and photography by Anna Azarov


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Josch Chodakowsky’s Library of Sounds and Inspiration

Josch Chodakowsky’s Library of Sounds and Inspiration

I’ll be honest, I have never thought about the term nor the concept of ethnomusicology until I photographed Josch Chodakowsky in his apartment in Ditmas Park a few months ago. Josch (aka DJ Inbetween) is a DJ and composer- more specifically a sound collage-r, creating music […]

Trumpeter Wayne Tucker in his Crown Heights creative space

Trumpeter Wayne Tucker in his Crown Heights creative space

A few months ago, I had the pleasure to photograph trumpeter Wayne Tucker in his Crown Heights apartment that he shares with four other musicians. We began by talking in his living room. There in the middle of the room, Wayne conducts his daily practice, […]

Inside the creative process and space of Progressive Trance artist, Jack Barrile aka Blugazer

Inside the creative process and space of Progressive Trance artist, Jack Barrile aka Blugazer

When you have an unlimited number of sounds and places to start composing, where do you begin? At least with an instrument you are limited to a range, chord structures, tonality, but with electronica music, you have an entire universe of sounds at your disposal. To […]

Up the stairs from Bar Lunatico, Rosita Kess’ creative space

Up the stairs from Bar Lunatico, Rosita Kess’ creative space

There are rare occasions in life when you meet people for the first time and they open up to you without a moment of hesitation. These people are unafraid to show their vulnerability to you even if you are a stranger to them. And then, […]

A creative collaboration in Brooklyn: Kendra Morris and Jeremy Page

A creative collaboration in Brooklyn: Kendra Morris and Jeremy Page

One Thursday afternoon a few weeks ago, Kendra invited me to join her and her producer / co-writer, Jeremy Page, at his studio in Bushwick where they write and collaborate on music. I had photographed Kendra in her home (the place where many of her […]

Niall Connolly and a railroad apartment in Park Slope

Niall Connolly and a railroad apartment in Park Slope

Most songwriters I have come across know Niall Connolly and it’s no surprise. He’s been leading the Big City Folk Club for nearly 10 years, it’s a song circle known for its excellent quality of musicianship and camaraderie. He’s a dedicated and tireless member of […]

Scarlet Sails’ Artist Collective in Morningside Heights

Scarlet Sails’ Artist Collective in Morningside Heights

A few months ago, I walked into Olya and Brian’s (of the Scarlet Sails) house in Morningside Heights, a beautiful 5 story building, the kind you picture as being representative of old New York: a sweeping staircase leading up flights of stairs, a kitchen located […]

Singer Songwriter Alana Amram and Her Bushwick Cabin

Singer Songwriter Alana Amram and Her Bushwick Cabin

I photographed Alana Amram back in March and I am so thankful that I had the opportunity to meet her and see her incredible creative space. Alana is such a warm and open person that immediately upon meeting her you feel included in her world. Alana lives in […]

“The Point of Inspiration” with composer and songwriter Joy Askew

“The Point of Inspiration” with composer and songwriter Joy Askew

I met up with composer and songwriter Joy Askew on a Sunday afternoon in her Bed Stuy apartment where she’s lived for the last 9 years.  Joy is originally from Newcastle, England but has lived in New York since coming here in the 80’s. Joy’s creative […]

Multi-instrumentalist Clark Gayton in his creative space in South Bronx

Multi-instrumentalist Clark Gayton in his creative space in South Bronx

Anyone who knows Clark always describes him as a NY legend, and it’s no wonder. He’s been living in NY for over 30 years and is considered one of the finest musicians and has been playing with some of the most renowned musicians for decades. Clark […]