Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Jay Brown photo exhibitions - 80's/90's Columbus, Ohio / Datapanik Records + more

Hey, i chanced upon this worthy Kickstarter via the great Columbus-centric Minimum Tillage Farming site, thought you might be interested.  There's a vid montage of his work if ya click the link and the second quote below explains the "traveling art show" idea.  Hope this happens, so many cool snaps of the bands and era.  You've most certainly seen his photos on many Columbus bands' albums and singles over the years.

"jfotoman would like you to have a bit of real rock 'n roll history. After spending close to 27 years photographing the real movers & shakers of rock 'n roll, he thinks it's time you properly get to see what he has seen, and hopefully help him continue his chronicles. jfotoman (aka Jay Brown) has been lucky enough to capture such iconic indie bands as Husker Du, Sonic Youth, Dinosaur Jr. (before & after the Jr.), Superchunk, Nirvana, New Bomb Turks, Guided By Voices, the White Stripes, the Black Keys, and many more, while they were still unknowns playing on tiny stages for beer & gas money. These photos are a historical document of those gritty shows, usually taken in 200 capacity clubs (or smaller), inches from the stage, guitars & beer bottles flying, way before the influence of big labels, handlers & fame."

"Secondly, and what I feel is the most important part of the project, is the creation of a traveling art show. These photos were taken with the intent to be viewed (duh!). If funded, select images will be printed, matted & framed, then displayed in galleries, art fairs, and other not so traditional spaces. Galleries that already have expressed interest in showing my work include ones in Cleveland, Columbus, Memphis, New York, & Chicago."

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