Hi, I’m Josh Bicknell.
I’m a musician who takes photos and a photographer who plays music. I’m also an educational publishing professional who creates digital tools that help teach literacy in the classroom.
I currently live in New York City. Here’s what I’m focused on right now.
To get in touch, please write me an email at email@example.com
As a musician, I split my time between being a percussionist/drummer and a singer/songwriter who plays guitar. I perform locally in the New York City area. I’ve had the good fortune to play with a band that opened for Bon Jovi at Giants Stadium in East Rutherford, NJ. I’ve also played NJPAC in Newark, the Broadway Theater inside the Marriott Marquis in Times Square, the legendary Maxwells in Hoboken, NJ, CBGB’s, and Radio 104.5 in Philadelphia.
As a singer/songwriter, I’ve released four live albums of original music and a single, Walking On. One of them was named the #5 Top Live Album of 2013.
Check out the albums here.
I’ve performed over an hour’s worth of acoustic cover versions of popular songs from my couch. I call these Couch Covers. They are free to watch and stream on YouTube 24/7.
Check out the Couch Covers here.
Christina Alessi & the Toll Collectors
I play drums with singer/songwriter Christina Alessi and her talented band of Toll Collectors. Her voice is a force to be reckoned with and the band provides the dynamic range to support these passionate songs.
I also perform as drummer and vocalist with the couture rock, harp-cello-drum group, double-breasted with the amazing musicians Kristy Chmura on harp and Ardith Collins on cello. The band has produced two studio recordings, which can be purchased at iTunes or at doublebreastedmusic.com.
Visit double-breasted’s website here.
Photography started as a hobby, turned into a regular practice, and is now a means of producing art for me.
“Photography changed the way I see the world around me. There’s something about the notion of being able to photograph your surroundings at any time, from anywhere. Everything in your field of vision becomes a potential work of art. You start to look at objects differently. You start to notice the behavior of light. You start to appreciate your surroundings… and in so doing, you get to choose the moments to pause, compose, and capture.”
My first collection of photography, Collection One, is full of moments that require you to pause and take notice. When the sky is so red above the Manhattan skyline that it looks like it’s on fire. When the drama of snow falling on a busy New York City street creates a beautiful chaos. When – for just a few days a year – the path of the sun aligns with the Manhattan grid, and sets perfectly between two buildings.
Collection One also highlights quieter moments of pause and reflection. A sinking ship in a small port village in Ireland. Old window shutters seen in Paris. An old trolley that used to sit in Red Hook, Brooklyn. These quieter moments serve as a balance to the visually louder moments in the collection.
Prints are available for purchase at my online photography gallery right here.