In the San Francisco spirit of freedom, art and music, SF Critic photographer Victoria Smith opens a photo exhibition entitled “The World and Rock & Roll.” The one night only show will be a juxtaposition of rock-star imagery and “other earthly experiences” meaning landscapes, reflections, art and nature, including over 40 archival prints.
Ms. Smith has documented worldwide as official photographer at SXSW to shooting Glastonbury for Q Magazine to being a plain magnet for it. What makes her rock photography legendary is her candid portraiture of by chance meetings with the likes of Coldplay, Air, Gotye, Wolfmother, Kasabian, Crosby Nash, Wanda Jackson and hundreds more including The Strokes, Jack White, The Walkmen, and James Brown. It’s a personal diary of a life lived given access on good graces and good timing, and having backed it up with talent. She also has a gifted eye with color and beauty.
Taking place in a counter culture, Warhol-esque, 10,000 sq foot building, the September 28th exhibition is to be an ‘experience’ complete with psychedelic lighting, installations and live musical performances by San Francisco’s The Ferocious Few, The Hooks, Melvoy and also some surprise appearances. Let not the bands detract from the art, they are there to add celebration, as the exhibition is also a bash for the photographer’s birthday.
Interested buyers are urged to come early, doors open at 6pm. Entrance and refreshments are free.
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