Esthero, Obama video and Michael Creagh
It took me until tonight to realize that one of my favorite singers, Esthero, was featured in Will.i.am’s “Yes We Can” video (below). I watched the video like 10 times around presidential election and I guess I was so caught up with Obama’s speech and the power of Will.i.am’s mix to pay attention to all the celebs and singers. I don’t see how I could have missed it as I remember originally thinking that one of the most powerful tones in the song reminded me of Esthero. Now that I finally opened my eyes, I am really excited to see her on the video singing (check minute 1:10 and then again near the end of the song).
Esthero and I have worked together a couple times and I photographed her for the cover of her last major album (all photos below are from our shoot).
Esthero’s website, http://www.nearlycivilized.com/
Esthero just co-wrote a couple songs and did some vocals for Kayne West and Brandy. She has collaborated with the Black Eyed Peas, Sean Lennon, Nelly Furtado, Gnarls Barkley and Andre 3000 of OutKast.
3 album covers above that we worked together on. 1 Major release and 2 sampler albums.
Her songs have been in numerous television shows and movies like Desperate Housewives, Grey’s Anatomy, The L Word, Las Vegas, Miss Congeniality 2, I Think I Love My Wife, Smallville, The Hills, I Still Know What You Did Last Summer, and Sex and the City.
Esthero with Makeup Artist Jerry Lopez (http://jerrylopez.net/) and then a photo of Esthero and I. Both photos were taken on the set of the album cover shoot.
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