If your David fandom goes back, ahem, awhile… you will, no doubt, remember these amazing photos of David taken by the talented photographer, Matt Clayton (who also helped shoot The Other Side of Down cover, and other David assignments).
I remember how exciting it was when it arrived in the mail, and I appreciated it, not just because of David on the cover and the great interview with him it featured, but because I’m a long-time magazine junkie and the square, perfect-bound format was beautifully done, and the design of the whole magazine was super retro-cool. But I digress, back to David…. 😆
Here’s an excerpt from Matt’s blog about the shoot:
I had picked up the shirt and pants at Target. I thought it would be fun to dress him up but keep it youthful with the Chuck Taylor’s — which were his own. I’ll never forget trying to get my assistant, Lindsay’s, attention, while I tied the tie on David. I was trying to get her to take a behind-the-scenes picture but she wasn’t catching on. After a few failed “read my mind through my eyes” glances at her, David finally turned and said “He want’s you to get a picture of this.”
So much for being discrete.
Matt also shot the No Matter How Far cover (photo above) and posted about that on his blog, too (found here). Here’s an excerpt:
It was a nice surprise to see the finished album, while out shopping. I resisted the urge to tell the sales clerk that that was my work on the cover – I wasn’t in the mood to start signing autographs … plus I didn’t have a Sharpie on me.
And who can forget this shot?? It was turned into a near-life size poster, which was a gift at the MKOCT VIPs. Anyone have one of those? (Or one of the Invisible Children bracelets he’s wearing in the photos up top? 🙂 )
Matt’s clearly very talented… he captures something special in his David photos… idk how to describe it, something real and genuine in his eyes… I’ll label it “sensitivity with a twinkle” lol
What would you guys call it???
Full disclosure: Here’s a post I did back in the day called “The real story behind the Matt Clayton @DavidArchie photo shoot (not really)” that features a lot of silliness, along with more Matt photos, like this one. 🙂
Thank you @etnow for featuring David Archuleta’s amazing new Christmas song Christmas Every Day with fellow Idol @mdoolittle and the shoutout for his new album #WinterInTheAir which everyone needs to get now. It jingle bell rocks the holiday season! pic.twitter.com/YTSyW6r0qJ
— Brenda S. (@itsallbs2017) November 25, 2018