Celebrity Work

 

This is some of my early work. Back in the day, I won’t say what year but you can probably figure it out!

Back in those days, singers/performers gave a media pass to photographers and allowed then to shoot the entire show, from the photographers pit! You could leave with 150-200 shots of someone! It was awesome. Plus, you got to go
backstage and hang out with them after the show most times!


Then came Madonna. She decided it was not necessary for photographers to be allowed to shoot the whole show. She really changed the industry. Her manager allowed photographers 2 songs only from the pit, then gave them tickets away from the stage, usually in the balcony, forcing photographers to shoot with a tele-photo lens, if they wanted more photos.

 

Then came Prince! He decided to take it a step further! He offered no passes for the pit. He set a photographers area on the main floor, it was slightly raised, near the tech booth, which was about
50 rows back, forcing everyone to shoot with a tele-photo lens. I said enough.
And I walked out of that show!

 

From there on out, all performers started the 1-2 song limit. It wasn’t as fun anymore. And they wouldn’t let us backstage. So I moved away from the genre and started to focus on models! But there was some good times! I was on tour with Heart (super nice ladies) for 2 weeks. Followed  Alice Cooper for a week. Photographed Grace Jones (who was amazing!) , Bette Midler, Tina Turner (who is a wonderful person!) , Village People, David Bowie, Babys, Angel, KISS, George Clinton & Parliament, Diana Ross,  Bob Seger
ok, now I guess I am dating myself. Really,  was about 10 years old then!  LOL.

It was good times! I consider myself very lucky to have had that amazing opportunity and meet some awesome people!

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