Guest Blog: AFAN (Art For Assistants – Nashville) with Robby Klein


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A few weeks back I was on Instagram and saw that Frank Ockenfels was selling a print of his for $100 and it made my head spin! I love Frank’s work and I also have a continually growing print collection on the walls of my home and studio so I jumped at the chance! That’s when I saw that Frank and many other artists were a part of a campaign created by Tim Tadder called “Art for Assistants” aimed at raising money for photo assistants out of work due to COVID-19.

I think I speak for

Questlove by Eric Ryan Anderson
The Valley of Elah by David Bean
Imogen Heap by Jeremy Cowart
Billy F. Gibbons by Alysse Gafkjen
Crows Funeral by Michael Gomez
Robert Plant by Russ Harrington
Ed Helms by Robby Klein
Dolly Parton by Slick Lawson
Lisa Marie and Priscilla Presley by Joseph Llanes
Maren Morris by David McClister
Sojourn by Cameron Powell
Keith Urban by Gregg Roth
Dave Grohl by John Shearer

the photographers in Nashville when I say our assistants are family and an essential part of our teams. With that in mind, I wanted to find a way to join in and help our crews. After speaking with a few Nashville photographers and then with Tim Tadder, we ended up joining forces and put together AFA- Nashville.

AFA-Nashville is a local branch of “Art For Assistants” out of Nashville,TN featuring 13 of the city’s top image makers.

We will be offering 100 limited edition, 11×14″ prints (per photographer) from thirteen of Nashville’s top photographers. Prints are $100 each, but of course, donations of any size are welcomed.

I’m so thankful for the Nashville photographers that joined in on this effort, and for Tim Tadder for creating this and putting so much effort behind the initiative!

Here is a look at the Nashville images that are currently up for sale.


Questlove by Eric Ryan Anderson
Questlove by Eric Ryan Anderson

Eric Ryan Anderson

Questlove: This contact sheet comes from a cover story shot for Brooklyn Magazine. Questlove and our small crew took a stroll through Central Park, just like old friends. Quest was one of the kindest, most engaged subjects I’ve ever worked with. Purchase Print


The Valley of Elah by David Bean
The Valley of Elah by David Bean

David Bean

The Valley of Elah: This is a photo I took of IDF soldiers walking through the Valley of Elah; which, according to the Bible, is where the battle between David and Goliath took place. Purchase Print


Imogen Heap by Jeremy Cowart
Imogen Heap by Jeremy Cowart

Jeremy Cowart

Imogen Heap: This image of Imogen Heap was shot in the very beginning of my career in 2006 and has since been an all-time favorite image. It was also the first time I really experimented with a portrait in post-production, using mixed media. Purchase Print


Billy F. Gibbons by Alysse Gafkjen
Billy F. Gibbons by Alysse Gafkjen

Alysse Gafkjen

Billy F. Gibbons: Photographed in Nashville, TN a few days after meeting him and the rest of ZZ Top at the Ryman Auditorium. Shot on a Rolleiflex camera on Tri-X 400 film. Purchase Print


Crows Funeral by Michael Gomez
Crows Funeral by Michael Gomez

Michael Gomez

Crows Funeral: Purchase Print


Robert Plant by Russ Harrington
Robert Plant by Russ Harrington

Russ Harrington

Robert Plant: I shot this image of Robert Plant at my studio in Nashville. It was to promote the Grammy- award winning recording, “Raising Sands,” a collaboration with Alison Krauss. Purchase Print


Ed Helms by Robby Klein
Ed Helms by Robby Klein

Robby Klein

Ed Helms: Photographed for Billboard magazine. I got to spend the day with Ed at Bonnaroo back in 2017 making fun photos and this was a particular favorite from the day. Purchase Print


Dolly Parton by Slick Lawson
Dolly Parton by Slick Lawson

Slick Lawson

Dolly Parton: Purchase Print


Joseph Llanes

Lisa Marie and Priscilla Presley by Joseph Llanes
Lisa Marie and Priscilla Presley by Joseph Llanes

Lisa Marie and Priscilla Presley: Photographed in the music room at Graceland. Purchase Print


Maren Morris by David McClister
Maren Morris by David McClister

David McClister

Maren Morris: Photographed for Garden & Gun. Purchase Print


Sojourn by Cameron Powell
Sojourn by Cameron Powell

Cameron Powell

Sojourn: Purchase Print


Keith Urban by Gregg Roth
Keith Urban by Gregg Roth

Gregg Roth

Keith Urban: Purchase Print


Dave Grohl by John Shearer
Dave Grohl by John Shearer

John Shearer

Dave Grohl: The Foo Fighters frontman was photographed during an MTV VMA promo shoot in Hollywood. Purchase Print


All prints can be viewed and purchased at AFANashville.com, with all proceeds going to help Nashville’s photo assistants who have been without work since COVID-19 arrived.

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