Look.Hear and Young Souls
I’m a sucker for good music photography – there’s something about seeing your music idols captured on film that’s extremely compelling. When done right, the photographs convey the essence of the musician and their craft. While I typically gravitate towards older, black-and-white photographs that document another era — like Jim Marshall’s iconic images of the Rolling Stones or Masayoshi Sukita’s provocative shots of David Bowie — I must admit that Dean Chalkley’s photographs of contemporary musicians are equally as compelling. The famed British music photographer has an exhibition on now at Royal Albert Hall in London that includes a selection of portraits of some of the most interesting musicians of the past few decades. From the revered Ian Brown and Jarvis Cocker to the more controversial Amy Winehouse and Pete Doherty, the exhibition features a diverse range of artists, and is well worth a look if you happen to be seeing a show at the famed venue before October 26th.
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