Sunday, June 28, 2009


I like photos that show an audience's reaction to performers. Here's Stephen Shareaux, vocalist for The Who Show (itself the most elaborate, accurately [and whimsically- Entwistle's famed leather skeleton suit makes an appearance] costumed, Who tribute band of equal instrumental prowess to its namesake heroes which offers, amongst its repertoire, an entire Tommy album, complete with French horn and extra orchestra ) as Jimmy the Mod in a Quadrophenia segment. The widespread-all ages crowd is definitely mesmerized. Photo taken three nights ago in a large civic theatre venue.

My other photo depicts Iggy Pop circa 1990 and his audience, who clearly adore him in their fashion. He's now performed for over 40 years continuing his initial smashing of barriers betwixt stage performer and crowd, having walked on a sea of peoples' hands circa 1970 or fomenting occasionally violent interaction, leaping into same to this day. In yer face indeed!

Friday, June 26, 2009


This is my favorite studio shot that I did in the metal era because A) all the band members were into it, and it showed up well graphically and B) it demonstrates how different, and fine-art oriented my photographic style was from the rest of my competition of that era.

My way: Naturalistic posing with assorted hot spots of visual interest, be the people's expressions or a prop or two, but plain background to highlight the people. And yet they still look as bad ass as they wanted to appear. My competition were into "Mount Rushmore" posing, everyone lined up in a row and looking solemnly pretentious. Ironies: the Mount Rushmores continue to work more than I do; the drummer formerly was in The Dogs

They were Trip Trigger, 2.0. The 1.0 and 3.0 versions are above and below. Trip himself still rocks with Hillbilly Prophet (HERE) with a soulful, hard rock unholy mix of Gene Clark, C&W and Pink Floyd!

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