'Who Shot Rock & Roll'
What role did photographer have is capturing rock music?
- Duration 10:33
- Date Sep 20, 2012
What role did photographer have is capturing rock music?
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I try to create a situation.
Where there -- still comfortable that they look their best.
This is Anaheim and people were just throwing shoes and your first.
We all we're kind of looking at each other because that's something you think people would do because -- -- they don't want to show but.
This is totally inactive life.
It was confusing to all of us and you can see by the look I'm -- face in this image that he too risky -- -- One day I was photographing Hulk and Linda McCartney and -- -- -- a house of Malibu.
I wanted to photograph them didn't doing exactly what they would do.
I didn't want them sitting there close and I just like to make people look good.
Capture them in the middle of what they're doing.
I'm telling you I when I was reading the producer just yesterday for this but I got so excited because of the music fan on on the photography -- standard when you bring this together.
And when you hear about what whereabouts talk about year going to be very excited to -- the same way.
If you're if you happen to be in the Los Angeles area between now and mid to late October about October 22 S.
And your photography fan or your music fan Iraq fan whatever.
I highly suggest taking a little detour off the usual stomping -- -- from -- Chinese theater.
-- good to see there okay at some of the -- Go to C Annenberg space for photography I tell you where that is a little bit later on.
Our next guest and tells all about -- -- -- As an author continue to curator of you who shot -- and -- and they also have a just guest joining us from Los Angeles -- Goldsmith went.
As iconic photographer.
Who has worked with some of the biggest names in Iraq and planet's breaks you you're in Boston -- before we get to talk -- wanna talk to gale.
-- if I -- -- -- the curator of the of this event this is a sort of one of the kind -- -- the viewers what exactly it is we're.
It started as an idea for a book.
The men and women who photographed rock and our -- And it quickly became.
Which is tablet -- cost the United States to.
And why it's different.
From anything that has preceded it is that.
McEnroe we know is a revolution yeah but it's a -- -- revolution if Sam didn't image and the music -- Couldn't have changed the world.
How the kids dress -- -- comb their hair how you walked out on the street the clothes you Wear it's all influenced by the photographers that.
You didn't the most iconic shot -- we don't always know who took fans sitting out my mission was to give a name.
And a story behind the people who gave -- its image.
Like you said wouldn't -- one of the photographers whose works you can see it when gold's definitely psychology and I content and frankly -- -- legends honored.
You shot so many people in need -- can get Dylan just inane happening after game.
Can't get listened to give -- some ideas about.
Some of the most notable occasions that you I think we're looking at I don't have my blood coming out with increased Springsteen driving.
Up again when you have brought -- all photography and music photography a lot of these guys -- when -- don't they don't want to say they're -- that the typical model post how different is it.
When you shoot -- rocker.
Well musicians unlike actors.
Because after all this isn't -- and then they aren't quite aware.
That they are in this business not only to sell records but to create what we call -- thanks.
And I think that there is a great awareness and always was of the importance of the visual however the difference.
-- to -- the beginnings the sixties and seventies and even into the eighties.
-- that there were no hair and makeup -- style yeah and that each artist as well as they were responsible for.
The music they created they were responsible for the image of how people perceived them and so the choice of -- -- work win.
-- was conscious on the part of those people.
To help them you know create.
A lasting impression and to grow hair -- things.
As we look through some of these photographs we have you know -- -- we have Bruce Springsteen.
Frank Zappa Tina Turner you really kind of cross the spectrum.
Of all different types of genre LL cool.
I did the O'Reilly Factor in the last -- with the segment that I did one -- the -- was about Kanye West and some lyrics that he had written.
That -- anti -- and I got I didn't stand up for him but I felt like to entertain carried us that they do I got a lot of -- this morning.
-- -- -- -- -- And it's funny you know you look back to the fifties -- -- -- Elvis came out he was just you know the gyrating all that.
And and it's it's wonderful because in this book which is literally it's 700 pound.
The missing that's another highlight the it's fantastic it's excellent I think it's an incredible coffee table like I definitely would say please see how music has affected.
It politics music has affected society.
And these pictures really capture that you -- you're able to see.
I think maybe you can describe what you see in these pictures let him.
I can stand by every photograph in the exhibition in the book and what I mean by that is.
They're more than just documents they -- half should be -- -- she.
Yeah this sexy August 15 -- to -- move.
And Elvis yes he started the revolution.
And he was dangerous and the parents were afraid but the kids -- -- listen to the music anyway.
And that never change and then -- change and honestly when people come and look at the photographs in the exhibition.
Even if they're middle age they remember that rebellious teenager.
Who had to make.
The world a better place they weren't going to just accept their parents work and rock and -- in the music has it been like to playing.
And those transformations.
And also it's the music of youth I mean what ever they -- -- listening to that's what I call rock.
We have a picture they don't want these big picture about done that sort of you know that picture racist thing here he's got the start after that kind of just -- cool.
The next stage is sort of this from compilation of Radiohead I didn't really they really stand the spectrum let what's your what's your favorite what's your favorite image out of this documentary that is a little -- When you do go see this what at this event.
I'm I'm sorry you didn't come through clear would you mind repeating -- I had a hard time hearing us.
Yeah but Europe -- awful so.
Are able -- can't -- so you know outlasted the same question I haven't.
Actually I was interested to hear what littlest thing to say it's time -- -- -- And I both Syria and what I'll let me as I -- through.
Thousands and thousands and thousands of photographs to get this election.
And you know there's another selection outfit -- pretty strong.
That it's impossible to say because just like there is no one sound that's -- real practice no one type of photograph.
That sends it up there crowd scenes there perform and seen.
His court check -- Really any hint that this is really really about that your gonna wanna take time to sit and you know before you go about next look through.
And obviously and has great text you explaining about the picture when.
Can hear -- now.
Yeah OK so your your your favorite image from Vista this documentary from what you've seen at this event.
You know that would be have very difficult because often times are.
Visuals are so closely.
What a particular song meant to -- yeah at a moment in time a particular artists.
So you know for me -- -- artists that had such a powerful effect on the way that I think.
Like Bob Dylan.
That those are the images you know I'm more attractive to let's say -- Radiohead but that doesn't mean I don't appreciate the you know -- photography.
And you know of course some of the favorite images would be my own yeah because it.
Did it in the you know in the active making.
I feel like I'm creating memories not only for myself.
But you know for the families of those people for the person -- himself was in the photograph as well as for future generations.
It really -- look I think yes and but he's interested in music anybody's interested in great storytelling and beautiful photography should.
Should see again it's out the Annenberg space for photography that's -- 2000 avenue of the stars in LA it's free.
It's totally worth it I need you know I'm ready to fly out there and if you can go.
Ill by the book but got by the back to winning until he gives me the this tell what kind of viewers Charles -- content as a -- what you defendants.
Tennis is people.
I Digg gets you going -- -- -- good thing.
Yeah I was just.
Do you think as you say you wanted to fly out here in and talking -- night.
I think kids could still catch a plane probable in front they got a direct flight from Newark and I'll tell you.
All the probably.
Behind the scenes stories.
That I think you'd enjoy hearing.
That would be wonderful it'll make the trip worthwhile lived thank you so excited to work tomorrow I be out there maybe I can get the damn thing.
-- -- That makes you very much Gail thanks so much this is wonderful again.
It's it really looks like a fantastic fantastic man who shot -- -- -- are right.