In this interview, Ingrid Chavez discusses the inspiring approach she brings to making a cohesive artistic statement, as she brings together a powerful narrative by utilizing the best elements of music and visual art.
W.E. There is such beautiful artwork on the album - could you talk about the way the music and art help form the album texture and narrative?
I.C. For me, music, art and photography go hand in hand. Together they help to tell a story. I love art and photography with a dreamlike quality to it. I like the idea that a complete album takes one on a journey. I hope that people get a sense of the journey that I was on in the period in which an album was made. I like images that defy time. That's why I choose not to use photos of myself on covers, or at least not photos that can become dated.
Ingrid's long-term passion for photography took a leap starting in 2011, as she found that photographing from her iPhone fits hand in hand with her style and aesthetic. One can expect there will be many interesting projects to come in the photography realm from Ingrid.
Great musicians earn the description as "artists" and something especially special happens when the visual arts come together with the art of making music. The well-received music album Deep & Heady is available from Ingrid and Marco Valentin's duo Black Eskimo for purchase in multiple forms.