Sly Stone, Joni Mitchell, Frank Zappa Pics Featured In Morrison Hotel Exhibit
Thursday, May 23, 2013
Sly Stone, Joni Mitchell, Frank Zappa Pics Featured In Morrison Hotel Exhibit
Now running at New York City's Morrison Hotel Gallery is an exhibit by photographer and filmmaker, Norman Seeff. Over the years, Seeff has captured timeless shots of such musical and pop culture legends as Mick Jagger and Keith Richards, Sly Stone, Joni Mitchell, Ray Charles, Martin Scorsese, Patti Smith, Frank Zappa, David Crosby, Aerosmith, Carly Simon, Ike and Tina Turner, Miles Davis, John Belushi, Blondie, the Eagles, Van Morrison, Michael Jackson, Norman Mailer, John Huston, Steve Jobs, among many, many more. Seeff's exhibit runs through June 9th.
The exhibition features enormous mounted canvases featuring each shot laid on top of one other, with two people being needed to flip over the sheets of photographs. The exhibit features iPads, which include Seeff's previously unseen footage from the shoots.
Seeff recalled to us one of his more memorable shoots featuring the great Tina Turner: "Tina Turner walked in and she stepped up on -- we built a little stage -- and within one second, I said to her. . . and I'm playing her music, y'know -- 'Would you like the music louder?' And she's saying, 'No, fine!' And she starts to sing and it's the Tina Turner delivery. And the whole session became, 'Can I keep up with the power of this woman?' And the thing about shooting is that you ride that wave. You ride that current emotionally. And there are moments when, y'know, there's like a peak in energy, it's like a waveform. And I was firing and firing and firing."

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