Shabazz Palaces by Owen Richards- image is copyrighted, not for use without permission
There’s some great Hip Hop coming out of Seattle these days. Leading the charge is Shabazz Palaces- the first Hip Hop act signed to Sub Pop. Portraits shot by Owen Richards November 21, 2011 and are immediately available for licensing.
The UK Observer Magazine dedicates their issue today to Emerald City with a great piece by former Spin writer Lauren Spencer. Covering interviews with Seattle DJs, record labels, AND the Hell Gate’s friend, Lance Mercer.
While we haven’t seen full copy yet, this does feel like a very strong photographic retrospective. We are extremely happy that the work of Steve Gullick & Lance Mercer (known rightly & wrongly for their work with Nirvana and Pearl Jam retrospectively) gets rightful recognition. Gullick’s photo of Nirvana is one of his best portraits while Mercer’s highlights his incredible live photography of Pearl Jam.
This Nirvana season may start to close out with the reissue of Nevermind on September 26th, but the work of Steve & Lance will not- They were, and continue to be, great photographers.
Courtesy Charles Peterson
Charles Peterson has long been one of our favorite photographers. The energy captured in his photos is such an integral element in what makes an amazing rock photo. Going on now through July 5th is an exhibit of his work entitled “Taking Punk To the Masses” at the Fantographics gallery in Seattle. Here’s a nifty interview about the exhibit in the Seattle Times. Love, love, love.