If You’re into Rock Photography, Here’s Something You Need to Check Out

There’s a framed black-and-white picture of Joe Strummer staring down at me in my office, a candid shot taken by famed rock lensman Bob Gruen. Please don’t ask how much I spent for it, but I just had to have it, Viaa be damned. Downstairs there’s a portrait of Keith Richards done by bandmate Ron Wood. Same thing. And then I have an abstract print done by Elton John’s lyricist Bernie Taupin hanging in the stairwell. I love this stuff.

This past Saturday I was at the Analogue Gallery (673 Queen Street West in Toronto) for a private screening of a soon-to-be-released documentary on the Yorkville scene of the 1960s (It’s very good; I learned a lot about an era with which I was woefully unfamiliar). The walls of the gallery are adorned with more high-end rock photography: Led Zeppelin, Oasis, The Who, Run-DMC, more Clash, Bowie, Grandmaster Flash.

This same gallery will be home to an exhibit by Patrick Harbron. He’s returning from NYC with some of his best work with the theme “Women in Rock.” All the shots but one were taken when Patrick lived in Toronto.  The exhibit run from April 20 to June 14.  Highly recommended. Go here for more information.

Deborah Harry

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 30+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

One thought on “If You’re into Rock Photography, Here’s Something You Need to Check Out

  • April 28, 2015 at 9:40 pm
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    If you’re ever in Maui there is a fantastic fine art gallery in the shops at Wailea. One of the most fascinating stores I’ve ever been in featuring original art and photography by people like Bowie, Steven Tyler, Ron Wood, Mick Fleetwood, The Beatles to name a few. I think it’s called Celebrites (spelled the french way–owner is french guy). I think there’s a youtube video you can watch that gives you a tour of the gallery. They didn’t have prices on anything when I was there but if I had a million dollars…I’m just sayin. Such neat stuff

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