@phish finally nailed their elusive crushing festival show at @bonnaroo The band was lost on the majority of the 80k fans that came to the festival, but for the long time fans that stuck around it was an epic performance. I’ll post more about the weekend but for now check out @treyanastasio and that mug
A year ago we lost @anthonybourdain and the world got a little less fun. However bad you have it few of us have the zest for life that Tony did. It’s sad that people who have it all can’t find happiness but it cannot be bought. It has to come from within and should be fueled by your love for your friends and family. Enjoy yourself. Live. Love. Reach out if you need help because people do care. Call me. Call my mom. Call 8002738255. Stick around. Life goes fast enough as it is.
@vampireweekend is the first magazine portrait shoot I’ve done in years for @relixmag Magazines are an endangered species and it’s always nice to see your shoots on paper in this day and age. Also had some fun talking to @arze about his love for jambands and the influence of the @gratefuldead in some of their new tunes.
Happy Bday @prince What can I say that millions haven’t? Where do we get that funk now that you’re gone? Why’d you leave so soon? The party was just getting started. You, Lennon, Mercury, Petty and Garcia amongst my favorites that left us way too soon. I hope you’re eating pancakes wherever you are.
We say goodbye to the good doctor today as Dr John has died. Dr John was a true original and his music has some of the deepest mojo I’ve ever heard. A couple years back he did a 3am at the Howling Wolf that was one of the deepest Voodoo grooves I’ve ever experienced. This shot is from the festival that got their name from one of his albums @bonnaroo during his NiteTripper late night set. He was a true original that inspired many great musicians and he will be missed.
@eltonjohn @rocketmanmovie opens today and the reviewers are foaming at the mouth. I was a huge Elton fan and 'Goodbye Yellow Brick Road' is one of my desert island discs. The first time I shot Elton, he was performing with @gunsnroses at the 1992 @mtv @vmas at Pauley Pavilion in LA. I saw him backstage and was pretty stoked cause this was my first chance to talk to him. 'Hi Elton, can I get a picture' without looking up he said 'Piss off'. In two words I realized my fantasy had been shattered and Elton was an asshole. Wasn’t the first or last time that happened, just a crushing blow to what was left of my teenage heart.
We all wish Kit Harrington the best as he takes some time to get himself together after finishing his life’s work. Kit had a helluva schedule the past decade and needs the rest. You’ve got this Kit!!
One fool to rule them all. Now that @gameofthrones is over it’s unreal that people aren’t happy. You’re disappointed? It’s a TV show. If people were as disappointed and made as big a stink about our real leaders who are trashing our country then I’d be ok with the ranting. But to let Rump continue his rule while we all sit here giving a TV show more shit than we throw toward the White House is pathetic. Get the idiots out.
The eyes of the world are focused on @hbo as yet again they command the world’s attention with the finale of @gameofthrones Only one will sit on the Iron Throne. The true king is George RR Martin for creating such a wild tale. Who do you think will sit on the Throne? Keep in mind you can’t leave room for a sequel!!! Or is the story ever truly over...Thanks David and Dan for an amazing job and the incredible cast. This was an amazing show to watch and even a more amazing show to be a part of. Game changer all the way around.
Had no idea why this pix was all over the internet and TV tonight then I saw @theellenshow clip that’s on my Instastory. In 2008 @mtv @vmas at @paramountpics I took this shot. @taylorswift wrote a song about @joejonas on her new album ten years after the break up. That kid must have some mad game
The noose tightens on @gameofthrones as we roll into the last episode of one of the most popular TV shows ever. Who still has a grip on the throne like @iamlenaheadey @nikolajwilliamcw @peterdinklage is anyone’s guess at this point. This shot from a 2013 @hbo @televisionacad event in Hollywood is a classic
I made @vogue finally thanks to the amazing @maisie_williams I’ve worked with a lot of casts at @hbo for the past 31 years and the @gameofthrones cast always made me feel like family. Seeing this touched my heart and made my day. Thanks Maisie. If the acting thing doesn’t work out I’ll set you up no problem!
In Belfast @maisie_williams and @josephdempsie together at the @hbo @gameofthrones premiere after party. I haven’t seen the episodes and play along at home like everyone else. So without giving out any spoilers, I forgot this shot even happened until google coughed it up. And it was a helluva wtf moment in so many ways...
It was great to see the four remaining Starks at the Belfast premiere lined up in ascending order. Little Bran has grown up!! @maisie_williams #kitharington @sophiet @issachempstead @hbo @gameofthrones Most of these characters that we’ve fallen in love with are going to meet a horrendous end. You already know that we are in for the TV event of a lifetime. Hold onto your dragons!!
This moment @justinbieber shared today was the end of my career as @coachella photographer and changed the photo policy at that festival forever. I’ll break it down for you in my book but suffice it to say, I got to cover the peak years of that festival. Hope you don’t get booted out this time JB!!
@coachella #tbt for everyone getting packed up and on the road here’s 10 pix to show you how they did it in 2006. @madonna played the Sahara Tent. Real bands with real musicians playing instruments was a thing. @depechemode @yeahyeahyeahs the Scissor Sisters were electrifying and #kanyewest played his first set ever during the day. @jamesblunt channeled @eltonjohn @ceelogreen was Gnarls Barkley and @imogenheap resembled a palm tree. It was a simpler time with less than half the people. Cell phones weren’t as ubiquitous and the whole world seemed a little easier. Have fun this weekend. Hydrate, sun block and you can take more, you can’t take less
25 years ago @kurtcobain decided to take his own life. He was a blazing talent that was only one of the grunge band leaders to take himself out. Only Eddie Vedder is left from that era. There are many other options besides suicide. Kurt changed my life with his music and the few times my camera caught him are legendary. This shot from the archives of Kurt from the same @mtv show the famous shot of the wings was from in Seattle 93. That shot is from rehearsal and this one from the show. I love how high up on his back the wings are and how big they are. This was one of the most amazing days of my life. I made @gregkrav come out for this cause the original line up had @pearljam on it but Eddie got ‘sick’. Even he wasn’t silly enough to try to perform after Kurt, but the shot of the two of them was why I wanted to go up there. The wings shot was what ended being the gold and getting to watch them rehearse. Epic. Well loved and forever missed. RIP Kurt
40 Cast members at the premiere
37th @rockhall rockhall inductions were only 5 and a half hours long and two acts @Janet jackson and @radiohead didnt perform!! Here’s a ten pack of images from arrivals and the show. @brianmayforreal playing lead on ‘All the Young Dudes’ was the highlight for me and @thecure had an amazing performance. @defleppard also ended the night on a high note.
Eddie Vedder of @pearljam from the 1993 @rockhall induction in LA. After the show I ran over to grab this as Eddie was getting up from his table. I love TEN and I knew he was going to be someone to watch. When I asked him for a pic he said what’s your name? We met and he grabbed his composition book which he took everywhere in those days. Pearl Jam is still a favorite and no one has a voice like Ed.
@rockhall inductions are tonight at @barclayscenter here’s a flashback to 1993 the first ceremony I shot and the first in LA. Wenner did an amazing job of getting these three old cantankerous Brits together to play. Cream with the only three time inductee to the Hall @ericclapton Ginger Baker and Jack Bruce RIP