Tuesday, December 20, 2011


"Now that's a rock star!" wrote Stooges-archiving author Natalie Schlossman of my above portrait of James Williamson of Iggy and The Stooges, taken 11.28.11 at Swing House rehearsal/recording digs in Hollywood, Calif. To me it harkened referential in his enduring cool to the one of him below in London circa 1972 by Byron Newman, photo below by kind permission of the photographer (who wrote that he has many more...)
What was the occasion? Check out that equally cool guitar! James sports his new custom, snakeskin-patterned James Trussart electric steel guitar (that is, one made out of steel) with complementing Violet Moon crocodile-patterned strap.
Playfully augmenting the "snake killer" hat were other props like a replica Broomhandle Mauser pistol and assorted whips.
Note the unusual slide guitar accessory below.

More info on James Williamson here LINK
See more Trussart guitars plus info here
Violet Moon custom straps her
Photo session ably assisted by Amy D'Allesandro (her site LINK.)

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Anonymous said...

These are some of the best photos of James, yet. Thanks for sharing. - Sway Austin

Anonymous said...

It's very cool to see the progression from VP back to guitar player, every photo session he seem more comfortable in his new(old) roll. Nice work Heather!! -Rod Bell

Anonymous said...

James got his groove back double time. Great groove James and great shots, Heather. Bravo

Anonymous said...

James is more genuine and powerfully seducing than ever through your oeuvre, heather. I'd almost forget I need snakeskin sandals ;-). You're a great medium in the mystic meaning of the word.

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