Rock and roll. New York City in the late 1970's. The Palladium, CBGB's, summer nights in Central Park. Lou Reed, David Bowie and Iggy Pop, Talking Heads, Blondie. I’d shoot a show for the record companies or do it on spec for magazines and there was always someone new and exciting to photograph. So much energy! And did I mention that the record companies gave out lots of free albums?
So many years later. Working on my archive of music images, I'm reminded of some amazing stories. I will attempt to share the photos and the stories with you.
Yes, I'm still taking photographs. Visit my website - www.slbehr.com - to see what I'm shooting now. But if rock is your thing, come back soon for more.
This is a photo of Iggy Pop performing onstage that I shot at the Palladium theater (now NYU dorms!) in New York City in March 1977. No stories attached, but I do have lots of pix of Iggy. One of those performers you can't take your eyes off. And didn't he look handsome back in the day? Have you seen him lately?
Sheri Lynn Behr grew up in the Bronx, and studied photography and digital imaging in New York City at the New School, ICP, and Pratt Manhattan. Her photographs of musicians in the 1970s appeared in most music publications of the time, including Rolling Stone, Creem, and Billboard, and she often shot on assignment for major recording companies such as RCA and Arista and Atlantic Records. These images are now considered fine art photographs and have been included in several photography exhibitions.