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redcandle Welcome to redcandle photography & design!

I specialize in promotional photography, video and design solutions for musicians, bands & other artists & non-profits. As a long-time professional touring and recording musician, I have an affinity for musicians and artists and an inherent understanding of the craft. My friends and colleagues include other musicians, engineers, producers and artists, and I stay up on trends in marketing and the music industry. I've been involved in marketing and graphic/web design for more than a decade and in photography since I was a little kid with a Kodak Brownie.

I can take your project through from beginning to end: from initial concepts and photography/video, to image editing and processing, to graphic design of your CD or DVD enclosure (or other promotional material), to prepress and liaison with printers, and coordination with your website and other web presence. Being involved in every step allows me to see the "big picture" and tailor the photography and post-processing to fit the design.

Promo photos, promo video, band photography, marketing collateral, CD/DVD/Album design & layout and much more. Feel free to click around on this site. I've included a few samples of my photography and design work, and I'll be continually updating and developing the site. Thanks for visiting.

Joel Litwin
redcandle photography & design
Bellingham / Seattle WA, USA

Above photo by Tom Collicott


Subdued Stringband Jamboree (WA)
Mission Folk Music Festival (BC)
Whatcom Jazz Music Arts Center (WA)
Erin Corday
Jim Page
Conservation Northwest
Quinault Indian Nation
Western Washington University
Tim McHugh
Reggie Garrett & the Snake Oil Peddlers
Okanogan Nation Alliance (BC)
Northern Lights Expeditions
Oceanic Society
Mercy Housing
Lindsay Street
Zumbido Trio
Bellair Charters
Washington State Department of Transportation


"Absolutely beautiful. Great job, Joel."
B Brannan - General Manager, Travel Washington Gold Line

"It's AWESOME! It's perfect! Beautiful job, Joel!"
J MacDonough - Director, WJMAC

"Looks terrific – well done!"
S Abernathy - Program Manager, WA State Dept of Transportation

"Hearing nothing but good things about the packaging on the CD. Thanks for what you did! WOW!"
R Elwood, Lindsay Street

"Looks AMAZING! Thank you for all your help!"
J Ciesla, Quinault Indian Nation

"You did a fabulous job."
A Booth, Bellair Charters / Airporter Shuttle

"The website looks GREAT!!!"
E Corday, Artist

"You did an awesome job on this."
C Chaplin, Artist

"Wow, no one has ever made it look so good! You have the eye of an enthusiast."
L Watson, Volvo Mechanic / Artist

"You are the coolest. I mean this is FAB!!!"
G Snowe, Artist

"Thanks again, Joel.  Your expertise was great and you explained it in a way even I could understand."
J. Broughton, Conservation Northwest