This was a diversion I took
one evening from the Zappa at home pictures.
I decided to pull out this large binder I have full of various bands I
photographed, primarily in the mid to late '70's. I thought there would
only be scanning and some light Photoshop correction. This notebook got
transferred outside of the office it was in and sat relatively exposed
to the elements for about a year. It was a covered storage area but the
notebook and it's contents still suffered a lot. This was not my doing.
Once scanned it looked as though
the transparencies, 35 mm Ektachrome, had been under attack by some sort
of emulsion consuming virus. Moisture got in the slide pages and it appears
as though the transparencies developed some mold. The work done on these
was before the "healing brush" in PhotoShop so it was a pain to fix--not my idea of a fun retouch.
I didn't take any where near
as many pictures as I normally would have at a concert and you can see
I was in a pretty good position. I think I shot 3 maybe 4 rolls of 36.
I ended up moving to a
spot where I could sit down, an area which was much more acoustically
pleasing and I listened to the concert.
(FYI: The girl dancing on stage, 2nd to last tumbnail image, is Terry Bozzio's sister. Ed Mann told me this a few years ago.)
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