you know those people that have a gift? that raw talent that is unique and you have a gut feeling they are going to be successful in whatever they do? the people who have such heart and passion and vision? well, chase merrell is one of those people. i knew him when he was a wee lad back in the days of growing up in mammoth and hadn’t seen or heard from him in ten or so years. then all of the sudden, chase merrell–the up and coming musician–makes his way onto my facebook news feed. i was impressed by his voice, his gift of writing and his honesty. right then and there, i secretly wanted to do a shoot for him someday. several months later, i got the e-mail and i happily and willingly obliged. for the next few weeks, we schemed an epic shoot and decided san fancisco would be the idyllic place to rock it out. so we rendezvoused in the city a few months ago and created some epic photo goodness together.
one of the things i love most about chase is his vision and how he cares for people. he loves well. and he navigates through his life in way that is honest, authentic and Christ-centered and -driven. he is passion about caring for people and for calling them to a higher purpose. i am quite looking forward to seeing him grow as an artist and as a follower of Christ.
be sure to check out his brand new website here. and be sure to download his e.p. it’s awesome.