Commissioned by artist and creative powerhouse Scott Patt of Scott Patt Studio, we were asked to help promote the new partnership between luxury home audio brand Definitive Technology, and award-winning singer/songwriter/actor and producer John Legend. John is a singular talent with a unique perspective, and our job was to share, up-close and personal, how he sees, and hears, the world.
Coming off the release of his new album, marriage and a frenetic publicity schedule over the previous weeks, the reality of John Legend’s life presented a challenge that ultimately became the inspiration for how we would tell this story.
We created an environment for the shoot that was quiet and comfortable, a studio oasis that allowed him to relax, talk — and of course, perform — as naturally as possible, while a team of photographers, producers, stylists, caterers, and managers, all swirled around him. The resulting film is an intimate look at a side of John his fans rarely get to see as he reflects on the role sound plays in his life, and why this new partnership is so important to him.