Wednesday, September 15, 2010

IGGY IS TOUCHED, LIVE 1973


A bit of camera shake as I was jostled by the throngs at the Whisky A Go Go, 1973 but evocative of the Stooges' audience always going for that extra sensory dimension when so provoked.

38 years later, Observer.com noted the identical phenomenon at Don Hill's, Sept. 2010 Fashion Week private gig of Iggy and The Stooges: "...they reached out their hands, because they had to touch him to believe he was real." Which is sort of lyrical as well as observational, their full review in the Style section here LINK.

Contemporary to the shot above, my only photo sale was to a local alternative rag in their Style section as well, who bypassed all my iconic pics of the Whisky gig and its highly photogenic Stooges band for a relatively tame outtake. That thinking prevailed then for both Iggy and the Stooges, (and me) all vaguely undervalued.

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

great, Heather. and for the record, Ig's skin is very soft. I grabbed his arm in London, held his hand for a long time as he was walking up and down the front lines.
-Maria Damon

MJG196 said...

Thank you very much for sharing.

RetroKimmer said...

I love this shot of Iggy. It captures him as an icon rather than a self destructive cartoon character.

Fast Film said...

thanks, Maria, MJG and Kimmer, I also quite liked how the Observer phrased this phenom and eventually might be paraphrasing all of you.

harmless neighborhood eccentric said...

i was there- it was amazing! i was 14 years old. i got a sweaty hug from iggy as he went up to the dressing room. we have tickets to see the stooges in SF in sept.
thanks for posting this shot.

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