Tuesday, May 08, 2007

Kick Ass


Iggy in motion, that is. Stooges reunion with Mike Watt on bass. It just doesn't get any better than this - this very silent still photograph SCREAMS noise at me. I wish I had taken it, but I'm no good at "sports" shooting - where you have one chance to capture something. And most importantly, when you are down there in the mosh pit trying to get a shot like this, you do not experience the show. I'd rather have The Ig pound through me in a life altering way, than try to get a shot like this...

My first published shot was of Billy Idol in concert way back in 1988(?) for some alternative indie rag in Atlanta. My pal Greg was assigned to write the concert review and he enlisted me to shoot some shots - you know, during "White Wedding" - Billy with his famous post-Generation X snarl and his fist in the air...

The shots were fine for the rag, but in retrospect, I'm sure they were pretty awful. I didn't care two shits about the show, so I did try my best to get up close and capture some punkness, but...

1 comment:

Viva said...

soooooooooooooo jealous!!!