After Katrina, when we all wondered when we would work again. A friend and super talented Graphic Designer, Matt Touchard started a personal project to create a book on guitarists and their passion to play. He has been working on it now for 10 years. Researching,

interviewing, writing, art directing the portraits, transforming them with retouching, designing and laying out 400 plus pages of what will be a truly magnificent book titled “GuitArsonists”TM.

Matt has always been a guitar freak, playing in bands when he was young, He became a national acclaimed designer working with such national interests such as Cirque du Soleil, his musical passion has lead him to design for Pat Benatar and other national and international musical performers. He currently has over 150 vintage guitars in his personal collection. So it’s natural that this mega guitar enthusiast is a “GuitArsonist” in his own rite.

I worked and traveled with him to shoot some of the famous and infamous guitarists he’s featuring in the book. Then we collaborated on a series of portraits of women with guitars. His vision for these portraits was brilliant.