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Black Carl Captures Alaska: Chad Leonard

When one considers Arizona and Alaska in the same thought, not many similarities come to mind. Alaska is a northern state, surrounded by and filled with bodies of water and known for its cool climate, grade-A seafood and abundance of crude oil. While Arizona, territory of the south, is characterized by mostly barren land, mass production of dry heat, and Black Carl, proprietors of desert-soul music.

Sometimes two states that are seemingly worlds apart, overlap.

In July, Black Carl went “North to the future,” embarking on an Alaskan tour of 12 shows in seven cities over a two-week span.

The Spec equipped each band member with a disposable camera to document the journey, choosing film in favor of the less manipulated and more natural photos it can produce. Display screens, delete buttons and in-camera editing features on digital devices can undermine the basic concept of photography — capturing a moment.

Over 130 photos were taken. Throughout the week, The Spec will share the best photos from each member’s camera along with captions written by the musicians themselves.

Below, see Alaska through the eyes of guitarist Chad Leonard…
  • While flying with Black Carl, Matt's beard selfishly asks for a window seat. While flying with Black Carl, Matt's beard selfishly asks for a window seat.
  • Black Carl takes a short respit on their way to Seward. Black Carl takes a short respit on their way to Seward.
  • Nighttrain Nighttrain
  • Lyric session for "Sifting Through Quicksand." (Denali) Lyric session for "Sifting Through Quicksand." (Denali)
  • Black Carl Performance at the Salmon Bake. (Denali) Black Carl Performance at the Salmon Bake. (Denali)
  • You mother fuckers got two more hours of sleep than me! You mother fuckers got two more hours of sleep than me!
  • Bus and breakfast Bus and breakfast
  • Happy and pensive, with very soft hair. (I miss Amy #1) Happy and pensive, with very soft hair. (I miss Amy #1)
  • Matt and John seductively display their body art in Fairbanks. Matt and John seductively display their body art in Fairbanks.
  •  In an airport in Anchorage, John soon will spend his best alt=.00." />.00." /> In an airport in Anchorage, John soon will spend his best $1.00.
  • Cheers to a 20-day bender in the land of the midnight sun! Cheers to a 20-day bender in the land of the midnight sun!
     

See photos by John Krause, Matthew Noakes, Ian Woodward and Emma Pew.

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