On Stage With Henry Diltz Features Highlights from His Decades-Long Career including Rare Photographs of Kurt Cobain, Mick Jagger, Jimi Hendrix, Bruce Springsteen, Jim Morrison and Elvis Costello
SuperRare, the pioneering marketplace for curated NFT artwork, is pleased to present On Stage with Henry Diltz the debut NFT Collection by renowned rock n roll sharpshooter and official Woodstock music festival photographer Henry Diltz. For this dynamic drop, Diltz has meticulously animated and brought to life, each photograph which will be minted only once. The sale opens to bidders worldwide with a one-of-a-Kind Kurt Cobain snap, capturing the incredible energy and stage presence of Nirvana's formidable front man, on January 26, 2022 at 9am PST /12pm EST. Interested media who wish to interview Henry Diltz contact Workhouse, CEO Adam Nelson via firstname.lastname@example.org
Nirvana's Kurt Cobain was captured in concert (Los Angeles, 1993), for this authentic, animated, and indelible image, opening with a reserve price of 7 ETH.
Reminiscing on his killer capture of Kurt Cobain in concert, Diltz states, “I don’t know where it came from, but I got that ONE shot. Thank you, God.”
Shortly after the Cobain drop, SuperRare will open an auction for five additional animated NFTs as a part of the On Stage With Henry Diltz NFT series with animations that bring these incredible images of iconic rock stars to life, including The Rolling Stones featuring Stephen Stills in Amsterdam in 1970; Jimi Hendrix at Woodstock in 1969; Bruce Springsteen, San Francisco, 1973; Jim Morrison, Hollywood Bowl, 1969; and Elvis Costello, Long Beach, 1979
Henry Diltz photographed the life and times of some of the biggest names in music in the 1960s and 70s. From stunning stage shots of Chuck Berry, Crosby, Stills and Nash, and the Rolling Stones to warm, candid images of Paul McCartney, James Taylor, and Joni Mitchell, Diltz has captured some of music's most familiar faces in some extraordinarily intimate moments, all without a single lesson in photography. His images have appeared on more than 250 album covers, including the 1970 Morrison Hotel cover for The Doors and James Taylor's Sweet Baby James.
To view the On Stage with Henry Diltz Collection taken directly from his rich historical archives, visit http://www.henrydiltznft.com.
As a bonus, the first collectors of these heritage NFTs will receive an unframed artist print, courtesy of Henry Diltz, as part of the purchase.
To promote the release a Twitter Space is being held on Wednesday, January 26th at 2pmPST/5pmEST to have conversations with photographers in the NFT space to talk about the combination of music, photography, and NFTs. Iconic @woodstockfest photographer @henrydiltz will take us through his career with Senior CM, @ashnichrist. We'll be sharing stories, tip and tricks.
As a folk musician living in Laurel Canyon and a friend to the musician elite, Henry was party to the burgeoning LA music scene and was able to capture the magic of a brief and bright moment in the history of rock music.
Some of his most iconic images include bands like Buffalo Springfield (the first group he ever photographed), David Crosby of Crosby, Stills, & Nash with his protegé Joni Mitchell, Eric Clapton, John Sebastian, The Eagles (with whom he drank Peyote tea), Neil Young (and the cows on his ranch), James Taylor, Bob Dylan, Paul McCartney, and The Doors.
When asked if he ever "smoked grass" with any of them, he replied in proper hippie fashion that he had smoked with "every single one."
Diltz had unprecedented access to every one of his subjects. His photographs, which include seminal album covers such as The Doors' Morrison Hotel and Crosby, Stills, and Nash's eponymous debut, have come to define the era.
In 2001, Diltz and his partners, Peter Blachley and Rich Horowitz, founded the Morrison Hotel Gallery in New York City's SoHo district. The gallery takes its name from the legendary 1970 Doors album, the cover of which was slyly shot by Diltz after the Los Angeles hotel's owner had already denied the group permission to shoot there.
'Henry Diltz always seemed to be in the right place at the right time.' - Robby Krieger, The Doors.
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About Henry Diltz
Henry Diltz is an extraordinary rock n roll photographer unlike any other. A founding member of the Modern Folk Quartet, Diltz is as much at home as a musician on tour as he is a visual historian of the last four decades of popular music. The rapport he's developed with his musician friends, along with his down-to-earth-grin and frequent laugh, enables him to capture the candid shots that convey a rare feeling of trust and intimacy with his subjects.
For Diltz, the pictures began with a $20 second-hand Japanese camera purchased on tour with the Modern Folk Quartet. When MFQ disbanded, he embarked on his photographic career with an album cover for The Lovin' Spoonful. Despite his lack of formal training, Diltz quickly submerged himself in the world of music: the road, the gigs, the humor, the social consciousness, the psychedelia, the up, and downtimes.
Diltz continues his distinguished career, generating new and vibrant photographs that inspire the rock n' roll fan in each of us. For over 40 years, his work has graced hundreds of album covers and has been featured in books, magazines, and newspapers. His unique artistic style has produced powerful photographic essays of Woodstock, The Monterey Pop Festival, The Doors, Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, Jimi Hendrix, and scores of other legendary artists. Henry Diltz is a partner in and is exclusively published and represented by the Morrison Hotel Gallery.
"This is not history; this is evidence!"
- Glenn Frey, Eagles
"I'm the drummer; you're the photographer. It's as simple as that."
- Ringo Starr
"Early on in his career, Henry mastered the art of capturing the moment. What he has proved over the decades is the illusive art of capturing life."
- Gerry Beckley, America
Founded in 2018, SuperRare is a pioneering, curated marketplace for high quality NFT artworks, built on the Ethereum blockchain. More than $200M worth of NFT-based artworks, also known as ‘CryptoArt’, have been bought and sold on the platform, with artists earning revenue on both original sales and resales. A destination for digital discovery and with the unique proposal of only single editions, SuperRare was created with the goal of empowering the next generation of artists through technology and has facilitated artists and collectors around the world to sell and purchase digital artwork. SuperRare recently launched the new $RARE curation token, converting the SuperRare NFT marketplace into a community governed network of galleries, decided on by community vote. Discover more at superrare.com
HOUSTON – There’s no doubt that Matthew Modine is an acting force to be reckoned with.
Known for his famous roles as the title character in ‘Birdy’ and high school wrestler Louden Swain in ‘Vision Quest,’ the actor gained millions of new fans as the mysterious and frightening Dr. Martin Brenner on Netflix ‘s hit ‘Stranger Things.’
But the actor and filmmaker is also getting a lot of recognition for the behind-the-scenes photographs he took while filming the iconic Stanley Kubrick’s 1987 Vietnam war film, “Full Metal Jacket,” where Modine played Private Joker.
Modine has an upcoming photographic exhibition at Alta Arts in Houston called Full Metal Jacket Diary, and he’ll be joining us to chat about the importance of these images and his enduring career.
Catch Modine on Houston Life on Friday, Jan. 21 at 3 p.m. on Houston Life.
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And for more information about how to attend the exhibition, click here https://thealtaarts.org/
Socio-Political Powerhouse: War Women of Kosovo's "A Lifetime Isn't Long Enough" Digitally Drops on Friday, 4 Feb 2022
All proceeds benefit the women of Kosovo involved in the creation of the evocative album "A Lifetime Isn't Long Enough."
This is what hatred brings. This is what war has wrought.
A minimum of 800,000 out of less than two-million citizens were made refugees during the Kosovo war— nearly half the country turned homeless, with women systematically subjected to rape by Serbian soldiers in what the UN tribunal later charged as genocide and crimes against humanity.
The War Women of Kosovo collective is composed of women singing publicly and writing songs for the first time. Many of them had never left their villages, even to visit the small city ten-minutes drive away. All names and faces have been kept confidential per the artists' wishes.
As they have done over the past decade with over thirty-six records from countries such as Rwanda, South Sudan, Comoros, Vietnam, and Romania, Grammy-winning producer & author Ian Brennan, and Italian-Rwandan photographer & filmmaker Marilena Umuhoza Delli present "A Lifetime Isn't Long Enough."
Streams are available starting Friday, 4 February 2022 by visiting, https://soundcloud.com/user9981180/sets/war-women-of-kosovo-a-lifetime-isnt-long-enough/s-BoKxlQNPQe1?si=7cb46e5fc4a64240a4d8ed66c014cdd8&utm_source=clipboard&utm_medium=text&utm_campaign=social_sharing
The duo’s goal is to help provide a platform for underrepresented populations, languages, and regions, emphasizing women, the elderly, and persecuted groups.
Interested media who wish to interview "A Lifetime Isn't Long Enough" executive producer Marilena Umuhoza Delli contact WORKHOUSE, CEO Adam Nelson via firstname.lastname@example.org
The Kosovan community is particularly near to the producers’ hearts. Marilena's only two living Rwandan relatives were born of genocidal rape. And at age twenty-one, Brennan's life was irreversibly impacted by the sexual assault and near murder of a loved one.
"The women have found solace in building a community around their shared experiences and the healing provided by telling their stories.
"These women are heroes— not for what they have suffered, but for the strength that they've demonstrated in overcoming it. They are role models in courage and resilience," said Marilena Umuhoza Delli.
"The women's courageousness is evident in their music-making. Using found elements from their immediate environments— such as tea glasses, stovepipes, and combs— have produced incredibly singular and harrowing sonic expressions. All were first-time singers and songwriters, but they possess some of the most uniquely textured and honest voices that I have ever heard," states Ian Brennan.
Quelling fears that sharing these stories might reopen wounds; instead, they recurrently stated, "We get strength from you listening to our stories. You give us courage."
The final track on the album, "Every Voice Raised," features every woman telling their story simultaneously— a mass plea for these crimes not to be forgotten or minimized, for history to not inevitably repeat.
Time may heal all wounds. But with some injuries, a lifetime isn't long enough.
Trigger warning: this album contains graphic accounts of sexual assault and genocide.
"A Lifetime Isn't Long Enough" was produced, engineered & mixed by Ian Brennan. All photos & video by executive producer: Marilena Umuhoza Delli. Recorded throughout Kosovo.
In less than a decade and without any corporate media or governmental support, Grammy-winning producer and author Ian Brennan, has quietly amassed one of the largest bodies of field recordings in history, producing more than thirty albums from under-represented populations and regions around the world (Rwanda, South Sudan, Romania, Ukerewe Island, Vietnam, et al.), helping give voice to the voiceless.
His most notable work may be with the prisoners at the maximum-security Zomba Prison that resulted in an unexpected Grammy nomination (the first-ever for an artist from the country of Malawi) in 2016. The project was featured worldwide, including on the front page of the New York Times, PBS television, Rolling Stone, and in an Emmy-winning segment of "60 Minutes" with Anderson Cooper reporting. Brennan has published seven books on violence prevention, trauma, racism, and international inequity in media representation, including his newest, Muse-$ick: a music manifesto in fifty-nine notes.
STEVE AOKI Joins Forces with THEOS To Create New TV Show THE GATHERING Celebrating the World’s Greatest Festivals
Steve Aoki uncovers the most significant cultural celebrations in THE GATHERING. The project is a personal journey which takes Aoki from offstage and into the crowd in a way we’ve never seen before.
Executive Producer David Lingwood brings us to significant cultural festivals worldwide through the eyes of one of today’s most renowned global DJs.
A man of the people, Steve Aoki, tends to meet the locals and discovers their stories whenever he travels around the globe. It’s a desire he has to dive deeper into the social fabric of our times. This passion for telling personal stories was most famously captured when he interviewed cab drivers of Middle Eastern descent right after 9/11. With THE GATHERING, travel further to find engaging interactions and encounters with communities and why they come together to celebrate the human condition the way they do. Through Aoki’s unique storytelling, watch as he goes to England for “The Appleby Horsefair” to learn about England’s deep gypsy roots. Or “The Boryeong Mud Festival” in Korea to learn about another side of their culture. Steve fearlessly shares his contagious passion for culture and adventure and carries you to places and events that you’ve never heard of. A master at his craft, his goal is to find commonality through expression and community while highlighting music, authentic food, culture, people, and travel. Viewers will see some genuinely surprising answers.
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David has 10+ years of experience producing award-winning television for numerous networks, including MTV, FOX, Freeform, and HGTV, to name a few. With an instinctual knack for sniffing out contemporary talent and formats, he has an unparalleled eye for recognizing trending IP. As one of the co-founders of THEOS, David has developed and sold dozens of pilots and series to networks and platforms throughout his career. In addition to producing, David shares duality as talent too, which began as one of the millennial-defining MTV series The Buried Life stars. He also wrote New York Times #1 bestseller “What Do You Want To Do Before You Die.”
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