Best of 225: People | Chris LeBlanc Band

Chris LeBlanc, of the Chris LeBlanc Band, plays the guitar inside his home studio in Central, La. on Mon., Apr. 16, 2012. The Chris LeBlanc Band won the Best Local Original Band in this year

Chris LeBlanc, of the Chris LeBlanc Band, plays the guitar inside his home studio in Central, La. on Mon., Apr. 16, 2012. The Chris LeBlanc Band won the Best Local Original Band in this year’s Best of 225 Awards. (Photo by Erin Parker/225)

 

This morning, I want to share our final Best of 225: People 2012 winner with y’all. The Chris LeBlanc Band, headlined by Chris LeBlanc himself, won the Best Local Band in this year’s awards.

I was told Chris has a recording studio behind his Central, La., home, and I wanted to capture him in that environment.

The day I came to photograph Chris was a hazy one, and while we were taking his portraits, it began pouring. I’m talking buckets, y’all. Of course, we didn’t realize this until we were done with the photographs and feeling good about the images I made of Chris playing one of his several guitars.

We stood in the doorway of his studio, staring at the quickly-flooding space between the door and the carport, weighing our options. Chris came to an active conclusion first, running to his house, grabbing an umbrella and then insisting I hang onto the umbrella and get to my car so I could make my next assignment.

So not only did I get some fantastic photographs of Chris in his home studio, but I also got a souvenir umbrella from this assignment.

Thanks, Chris!

To learn more about Chris LeBlanc and the Chris LeBlanc Band, visit their website and their Facebook page.

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