Posted by Workbook on 06/29/2015 — Filed under: Features, Galleries, Headline
Photographer Leland Bobbe
has just released a new series of black-and-white portraits that capture a variety of legendary musicians at their most personal. Here's Leland's take on the project: "As an ex-musician I have always had a strong connection to people who play music. I know how hard it is to have a career in music and have a lot of respect for those who keep at it. My intention with this group of portraits was simply to take real and honest portraits of musicians close to my age who still play music. I that find that older people's faces have much more character than younger people’s do. They have lived and it shows. I find this to be very compelling. This project has connected my past as a musician to my present as a photographer." Take a look at the images and a short profile of each subject. To read more about this series, check out articles at Huffington Post
and Creative Boom
This portrait of guitarist Al Maddy was originally shot in color and then converted to B&W.
Singer/actress Annie Golden currently appears on Orange is the New Black
, and she just won a SAG award.
Binky Phillips is lead guitarist and songwriter from the legendary NYC band, The Planets.
Carmine Appice was the drummer in The Vanilla Fudge. He has been credited with influencing every hard rock drummer that came after him, including John Bonham from Led Zeppelin.
Cheetah Chrome is a guitar player and songwriter from The Dead Boys, one of the original punk bands.
Gene Cornish is the guitar player and singer from the Young Rascals/Rascals and is in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
John Berenzy is a singer, songwriter, poet, and guitar player who toured Europe with Willy Deville. He has recorded with Garth Hudson from The Band.
John Bruschini is a jazz guitarist who had a long tenure with jazz giant Cecil Taylor.
Jojo Mayer is a drummer extraordinaire who currently has a band called Nerve.
Bass player Kenny Aaronson has played with Bob Dylan, Billy Idol, Joan Jett, and many others.
Lenny Kaye has been playing guitar with Patti Smith from day one.
Liberty DeVitto was Billy Joel's drummer for 30 years.
Guitarist Ricky Byrd is in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a member of Joan Jett And The Blackhearts.
Rob Duncan is a keyboard player/songwriter/producer living and working in NYC.
Walter Lure was a guitar player with The Heartbreakers. He now has a band called the Waldos.