Gallery Opening: SNAP CLICK FLASH by Darrell Westmoreland
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Join Glazer's Camera for an opening and conversation with photographer: Darrell Westmoreland
About the Work
The music industry has changed dramatically over the years. Photographers now have far less personal relationships with musicians. Darrell is humbled to have developed such deep and meaningful relationships with some of the biggest names in music. You will find that SNAP CLICK FLASH provides some unique photographs and stories that will likely not happen with the current generation’s stars. The 80's were crazy...just saying.
In this book, Glazer's invites you to join them on a visual journey from the 70's through 2001, starting in the 70's with the likes of David Bowie and Tom Petty, through the 80's with Bon Jovi and Aerosmith, into the 90's with Nirvana and Alice in Chains and into the 2000s with Adam Levine, No Doubt and many more.
In 1969, Darrell got his hands on a Yashica twin lens. Back then, you had to manually develop and process the film; photography was much more of an art form. He got his start by taking pictures for the local newspaper and his high school yearbook. Two years later, he was introduced to rock music photography at The Satsop Rock Festival in 1971 featuring Youngbloods, Eric Burdon, Spencer Davis Group, Steve Miller Band, Ike, and Tina Turner, and Derek and the Dominos. He was hired by the promoter to photograph the four-day, 60,000 attendee Festival.
Over the coming years, his work started getting recognized and thus began getting introduced to the decision-makers at radio stations and record companies in the Pacific Northwest. Little did he know that his love of cameras would turn into a 45+ year career photographing the world’s greatest stars in music as a rock photographer. The rest is history...