Taking a much needed breather to bring you folks some long overdue news…it’s been a busy year so far contributing to some fantastic new album packages, books, documentaries and editorial features.
So on top of continuing to print my work in the my personal darkroom for private collectors and to exhibit in an array of exhibitions and galleries around the planet, the studio is keeping quite busy adding content to the website, digitizing the old snaps and preserving aging negatives, archiving, archiving and archiving thousands of images that have been newly awakened after decades of hibernation.
This year did see the debut of our revamped website. We gave it a bit of a face-lift and I’m pleased with how it looks! Still much more to add but it’s off to a nice start. What do you guys think?
In other news and not in any particular order check out a selection of some new releases which I am delighted to have some of my work seen in…these are some real gems from the vaults!!!
CD’s / LP’s / Deluxe box sets
The Kinks, ‘Muswell Hillbillies
Legacy Edition’ named as one of the top 20 reissues of the year by RollingStone Magazine and the sound mastering on this one is oh so sweet! Find out more.
Led Zeppelin III
Led Zeppelin Coda
Bob Dylan Cutting Edge 1965-1966 Bootleg Series Vol 12
Monty Python – “The Meaning of Live” live broadcast and DVD
Alice Cooper doc
Mr. Dynamite-The Rise of James Brown
David Bowie Is Exhibition Film
Jimmy Page by Jimmy Page from Genesis Publications
The Who: The Official History by Ben Marshall, Pete Towshend and Roger Daltrey from Virgin Books
www.virginbooks.com (enter the book title in the search field)
Beck01 Hot Rods and Rock & Roll by Jeff Beck by Genesis Publications
The Doors: The Illustrated History by Gillian G. Gaar from Voyageur Press
The Complete Pink Floyd by Glen Povey from Carlton Publishing Group will be coming out in March 2016. Check out a preview here.
Exhibitions, Installations, Events and Collections
It continues to be a privilege to be asked by the Louvre Museum in Paris to contribute photos to their “Clip&Clap” film screening series. A few samples here:
Earlier this year I was pleased to be part of the group CONTACT PHOTOGRAPHY FESTIVAL in Toronto in conjunction with The Analogue Gallery and The Paul Hahn Gallery.
We also had some pieces exhibited as part of the Sympathy for the Stones exhibition at the Matra Museografia in Valencia, Spain last year. This exhibition is a traveling show which may just pop up in a town near you…Find out more.
Belgian designer Dries Van Noten in cooperation with Les Arts Décoratifs have put together an inspiring exhibition illustrating fashion and photography which opened in Paris last year and moved to Antwerp a couple of months ago. Jimi and I were there from the start. Van Noten was inspired to use an oversized mural of one of my colour Jimi Hendrix images in this traveling exhibit showing Jimi wearing a floral jacket, which he got at London’s hippest vintage boutique “Granny Takes a Trip” back in the day. Here’s a little snippet about the Antwerp exhibit and there’s a gorgeous coffee table book to accompany the exhibit available here.
It’s a Jimi Hendrix kinda year with all the buzz about the upcoming opening of Jimi’s flat on Brook Street at the Georg Friederich Handel house. Read on about this blue plaque heritage house here. And, be sure to attend the exhibit when it opens to the public in February 2016! I may just pop around myself…www.handelhendrix.org.
This year also saw some of my images being acquired into the permanent collections of both Sir Elton John and Pete Townshend. Such an honour that the ole snaps have maintained a deeper meaning for my old mates!
The best news yet just may be that we’ve been making great strides on my own book so stay tuned—we hope to go live with our crowd-funding program for the book around spring 2016!