Alison Dickie, publisher of Albemarle Magazine, was kind enough showcase my work in the December-January edition to promote the Paramount Theater and the many performers that have graced the stage in the last five years. I have had the distinct pleasure of documenting events as the house photographer since 2006, donating many framed prints to the theater for their upstairs offices and backstage dressing rooms. It was a treat to publish a ten page spread with an image of one of my favorite artists, B.B. King, used for the cover and introductory pages. A quick preview is shown below and you may view a link to the current issue by clicking the following link: Inside the current issue
Doc Watson is one of the true pioneers and legends of bluegrass music. As a lover of many types of music, it was an honor for Dr. Gustavson to use my image taken at The Paramount Theater in Charlottesville, Virginia as the cover photograph for this book.
From the day he stepped off the bus in New York City, Doc Watson changed the music world forever. His influence has been recognized by presidents and by the heroes of modern music. This is the first comprehensive biography of bluegrass great hero, flat-picking legend, and the man who brought Amazing Grace into the public consciousness.
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“If you’re a dedicated Doc Watson fan, I think you would find this book an interesting read. It does get into some darker areas of Doc’s life, such as Merle’s death, but it also is a celebration of the man through the eyes and ears of those who know him.” – Steve Carr, docsguitar.com
“This is a highly informative, fascinating biography of the great Doc Watson. What a life. It’s a page-turner that will keep you up past your bedtime. Don’t miss it.” - The Inland Northwest Bluegrass Association
“Musicologists will appreciate the chapters on Doc’s singing style and guitar work… Music fans will delight in the book as a whole, a splendid recounting of Doc Watson as man whose ‘…approach to folk music on a guitar was like Horowitz’s approach to the piano…’” – Gary Presley, The Internet Review of Books
Legendary darkroom printer Robert Cavalli and I were speaking on the phone one day and he kindly asked to use one of my many B.B. King images on his website. Of course I was thrilled. Robert Cavalli has achieved great success as a printer and is one of the top fine art master printers in the industry. His Beverly Hills and Los Angeles photographer clientele bring him film to process that have included the weddings and/or personal events of Steven Spielberg, Jennifer Lopez, Christina Applegate, Jessica Simpson, Nick Lachey, Hilary Swank, etc. I was very honored that he asked to use my work on his site as I am one of the few east coast photographers that have silver halide prints included in his client portfolio. You may view his complete site with my image (3rd thumbnail on the right) by clicking on the following link: Robert Cavalli – client work – Gallery 2
I had the chance to not only photograph, but spend some time with Bo Diddley. I will never forget the experience as well as our conversation backstage about guitars and his great career. Many of you may know his music as well as his commercials with Bo Jackson in the 1980s, “Bo knows.” Bo Diddley played the Paramount Theater Continue reading
The Godfather of Soul, James Brown….need I say any more? I have photographed James Brown a few times, but this was my favorite performance, being in my hometown of Charlottesville, Virginia at the Pavilion. This was also seven months before we lost this icon to pneumonia on Christmas Day of 2006. I always loved Continue reading