My blog has been about photographers an awful lot lately? I guess it's kind of because I find real people so fascinating, especially photographers. In Brad Elterman's tumblr blog and website, he posts a selection of images coupled with some really cute antidotes about the photographs. Next year, I'm taking a course on Media and Journalism and a practical arts course, but I feel like I should now swap over to doing a photography course. 70s photographers are so inspiring!
Brad Elterman's career started in 1974, at the age of 16 with a photo of Bob Dylan performing on stage. He quickly became a well-known hollywood photographer, running around the rock scene photographing the likes of The Sex Pistols, Queen and Joan Jett.
Brad Elterman was able to tour with rock-stars and was a photographer for popular rock magazines such as Creem, Rolling Stone and Rock Magazine. source
Here are some of my favourites of the Joseph Szabo Rolling Stone fans photography collection
What I love most about these images is how timeless they are. Even today, the rock concert phenomena has remained unchanged and these images look as though they could belong in 2011 just as much as they are from the 70s. My favourites are the couples images and the hair of course. But I have to say the second last image with the bearded man in a leather jacket is my favourite
last Dec-Jan my family took a trip to visit family in Cape Town and Europe. Before Australia my family lived in South Africa for 3 generations, after moving to Europe and Australia. Prior to living in South Africa, my family lived in Jewish Shtetls in Lithuania.. I find it really fascinating because the Lithuanian Jewish community had different laws from regular Lithuanians and lived quite traditional lives.
Here are some photos from my Cape Town trip:
a photo of my friend Bec in my bedroom, I managed to snap up the day before I left
'Jimi Hendrix photographed in Ira Cohen's Jefferson Street loft, from Mylar Chamber, New York, late 1960s. Ira recalled that Hendrix was rather shy and quiet. Hendrix said of Cohen’s Mylar Chamber images: 'Looking at your pictures is like looking through butterfly wings' - source
'Another Mylar Chamber image used by Life magazine, 26 December 1969, in its special issue to mark the end of the 1960s. The image illustrated a section on drugs which stated that 'few came as close to explaining the euphoric distortions of hallucinogenics' as Cohen'
In 1979, Serial Rodney Alcala was convicted of the murder of Robin Samsoe- an 8 year old from California. However prior to his conviction, he had a recorded history of murder and violence dating back to 1969. Between the dates of 1969 and 1979, Alcala managed to travel between New York and California, posing as a photographer and even a camp counselor, between which he managed to commit and be convicted of five murders.
However it was his appearance on the dating game in 1978, which seemed to be the eeriest of his appearances. Even winning the 'bachelorette' at the end of the show, authorities and people alike seemed to be completely ignorant to his serial killer seedy remarks and over glazed smile. However that's probably dating game culture...
oily hair, glazed smile.. if I wasn't mistaken, this guy could totally radiate serial killer potential
what's even creepier about this particular serial killer, was his photography. Leaked a few years ago online shortly before his death sentence, Alcala seemed to have some mad skills in the 'pointy clicky' section.
also accompanied by Marriane Faithful and Don Van Vliet
shots taken in 1968 at Frank Zappa's Laurel Canyon home, also known as the Log Cabin it was often frequented by groupies and rock stars alike. Mentioned in Pamela Des Barres' book 'I'm with the Band' Pamela mentions memories and the fact that she even lived there as a live-in nanny for Moon and Dweezil Zappa for some time. I stumbled upon these gems in dangerousminds.net and I couldn't resist reposting them!