Being a commercial photographer gives me such cool opportunities to see things I would not ordinarily have the chance to. This week, I had the great pleasure of photographing some of the, in my opinion, most beautiful musical instruments ever created to this day, Pianos. I payed a visit to Hopper Piano in Raleigh, NC to photograph their latest ad in the Cary Magazine CM Home section. Working with Greg Barfield, we captured some beautiful images of these statuesque instruments. Getting up close and personal with a hand-crafted concert grand piano imported from Hamburg was definitely a treat. Greg was so very accommodating and didn’t break a sweat even once (that I could see) as I held about 5 pounds of metal & glass directly above the keys and strings of these works of art to get some great angles. You can see his advertisement in the upcoming release of Cary Magazine, hitting the bookstores in September.