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How many ways can you hold a violin in a promo shot?

Posted at 11:05 AM on July 24, 2014 by Jay Gabler (1 Comments)
Filed under: In the media

You can stand ready to play your violin...

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...or you can actually play it.

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You can cradle it in your arm...

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...or you can just relax with it...

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...or you can really relax with it.

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You can hold it over a giant countertop...

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...or you can sling it over your shoulder like a Continental soldier.

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You can peek over the top of it...

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...or around the side of it...

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...or around the other side of it...

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...or around the side of it upside down.

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You can cuddle up with it...

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...or, you can just turn it around and cradle its strings to your heart.

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Photos, top to bottom: Sonja Harasim, photo by Richie Hawley; Nigel Kennedy, photo by Paul Marc Mitchel for Sony Classical; Hilary Hahn, photo by Michael Patrick O'Lear; Ray Chen, courtesy the artist; Rachel Barton Pine, photo by Andrew Eccles; Capucon Brothers, linternaute.com; Pinchas Zukerman, photo by Paul Labelle; Pamela Frank, courtesy IMG Artists; Jennifer Koh, courtesy Hemsing Associates; Nicola Benedetti, courtesy the artist; Francesca Anderegg, courtesy the artist; Sergey Khachatryan, photo by Marco Borggreve

Comments (1)

Okay, creative poses. But more important: when will advertisers and moviemakers realize that zillions of people know how an instrument should be held and played. Hire pro musicians; you trash productions when you don't.

Posted by Mark N Johnson | July 27, 2014 12:51 PM