MUSIC: Left Spine Down – From The Archive
Copyright 2022 Scott Alexander
Copyright 2022 Scott Alexander
I’ve was a fan of Tom Petty long before I ever got to see him live in concert. Today, as he passes on, he leaves a legacy that will inspire generations of musicians to come. He was a marvel to behold, and he will be missed.
It’s been a few weeks since news came to light that Gord Downie of the Tragically Hip came forward to advise his fans that he faced, and has been facing a particularly nasty bout of Cancer. Unfortunately the cancer diagnosis is not good, and will likely take Downie’s life in due course. Such dire news, however will not stop the band from performing one last tour with as much energy and love for their fans as they have in the past. I am happy to have had the opportunity to photograph this eccentric man on two separate occasions. I’m also happy to share some of my favorite photos.
I had the great honor of shooting Motörhead twice in the last six years, and while it wasn’t always an easy shoot, with Lemmy spending a LOT of time with his face in the mic, it was always a fun shoot. I was able to meet the man while we interviewed him for ABORT Magazine in 2009, and he was quite the character. No bullshit, exactly what he was thinking is what he would say. A true class act if there ever was one.
Rest in Peace.
It’s been about six and a half years since Scott rocked the Commodore Ballroom with one of his solo projects. The man lived and breathed music, and that was more than evident through the powerful presence he commanded on stage. The music should be his legacy, not the demons he knew all too well.
I don’t always offer prints for sale, but leading up to Christmas, I figure what better time to offer some inexpensive prints for friends and family and random Christmas presents. I’ve pulled NINE of my favorite/popular images and decided to offer them for only $40 each! Click through for more info at the bottom of the post!
Fly Away – Vancouver
After looking through the archives for an image I needed to update, I came across a show I particularly enjoyed, and figured I would dust off some of the images and share them. This set is from New Years 2010, and features an eclectic Vancouver band, The Dreadnoughts. The shot I was looking for to update is at the end of the post, and remains one of my favorite concert catches.
Even older than the last post is this set of images. Back in 2009, when I was still relatively new to professional photography, I got an assignment from Pressphotointernational to shoot the Vancouver Peace Summit and The Dalai Lama in dialogue with other Nobel Laureates. It was definitely an amazing experience, and one day I would absolutely love to photograph him again.
I always take looks through my modest archive when I get comments on really old photos on good ol’ deviantART or facebook, and I figured since I don’t really have any of the fashion journalism I shot back in the day up anywhere, I should put together a blog.
A moment between model and camera during the opening of Vancouver’s Billabong store.