Friday, January 28, 2011

New Facebook Page

Please take a moment to check out my new Facebook page for Sheri Lynn Behr : rock and roll photography. It's new and it wants to be "liked". There'll be more photos. Tell me whose photo you want me to post and if I have one, I just might do it.

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Big City (David Johansen)

One regret I have is that the New York Dolls were a little before my time with a camera. Now those photos would have been really amazing! Still, David Johansen seemed to turn up a lot when I was taking pictures. I have photos of him performing at the Palladium as Buster Poindexter,

and showing up at parties (like this one at a party for a band called Tornader)

and visiting other artists at record signings (see my earlier post on Ian Dury). 

Always seemed like a good guy, never gave me a hard time when I took his picture. Especially not at the Mermaid Parade in 2005 when he was King.

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Hello in There (Bette Midler)

I was once hired by Atlantic Records to photograph Bette Midler doing a radio interview at the studio. I arrived there on time, only to be met with disbelief. No one had told Ms. Midler that a photographer was coming. Her hair was up, and she was in a pink button-down shirt. She had glasses. She was absolutely lovely and gracious about it all, and certainly looked good enough to have her picture taken doing an interview, but she was also very, VERY clear. It was just NOT going to happen. Basically, BETTE MIDLER wasn't there, only the lovely and talented Bette Midler, who said she would absolutely make sure I got paid anyway. And I did. But there are no pictures to go along with this post.

Monday, January 10, 2011

Rich Girl (Daryl Hall)

It's nice to be published in a magazine again. Last week's New York magazine did a story on Daryl Hall, using my photograph from 1977. Here's a link to the story.  Oh, and choosing Rich Girl as the title of this blog post-- yes, I was being sarcastic. There's not much money in editorial photography. (If I had really wanted to be a rich girl, I would have gotten into advertising photography). But I have to say, I always had a lot of fun. And as for Daryl, last week wasn't the first time I had a photo of him published.

I actually worked with Daryl Hall and John Oates a lot back then. I think that this was my first published picture of Daryl, other than what may have run in the trades. It was shot in the summer of 1977 in their trailer in Central Park. And remember the Elton John story I posted ("I don't read that trash"), when I saw Daryl after this picture was published in Circus, he was the one who mentioned it to me, and told me that he really liked it. Now that's the kind of person he is, and why I always enjoyed working with him. Great guy, great musician. I love that he's still making music! And who knows, maybe our paths will cross again one day. It's really been way too long.

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