It remaining too hot to work, play or even think today, fellow photographer plus filmmaker Amy D'Allessandro and rock couturier Evita Corby and I all trundled to the Who Shot Rock & Roll Exhibition at the Annenberg Space for Photography, Century City. The exhibition began in Brooklyn NY in 2009, features a terrific book of its curated selections, and runs in L.A. until Oct. 7th.
Above, exhibition commemorative book cover with Henry Diltz' amazing closeup of Tina Turner live, the picture itself so graphically perfect in person that it resembles some hitherto unknown masterpiece of photorealist painting.
The exhibit is well named: the verb is in the past tense, as the sort of access to the musical performances and artists that produced these masterful shots is gone with the wind. This being the modern world, no photography was allowed inside, so enjoy our outside antics.
Above, camera-shy photographer yours truly and Amy are snapped by Evita, seen in the reflection.
Afterwards, Amy takes flight down the escalator...
...and alights upon the rail.The exhibit showcased 166 iconic prints from photographers such as Diane Arbus, Roberta Bayley, Ed Caraeff, Ed Colver, Anton Corbijn, Henry Diltz, Jill Furmanovsky, David Gahr, Godlis, Bob Gruen, Ross Halfin, David LaChapelle, Annie Leibovitz, Gered Mankowitz, Linda McCartney, Jim Marshall, Shawn Mortensen, Marcia Resnick, Norman Seeff, Pennie Smith, Storm Thorgerson, Albert Watson, Guy Webster and rather a few others, replete with half hour documentary film highlighting same.
For more exhibition info, go to LINK