Neal Preston is one of the most prolific and highly regarded rock photographers of all time. Exhilarated and Exhausted is a complete retrospective of an incredible career spanning almost 50 years featuring scenes from Neal's legendary archive which is considered one of music's most extensive and significant photography collections. A who's who of rock royalty, this stunning show and book is a breathtaking visual feast and fascinating memoir.
"Rock tours were fertile breeding grounds from which many a party would sprout. Call it blowing off steam, having a little fun, or taking a little break, it's all the same. I had my share, and more. But there was still work to do." - Neal Preston
A true insider, Neal's images are brought to life by his outrageous insights as a rock and roll photographer. Glimpses of life backstage, stressful deadlines, a 47 year case of permanent jetlag, live performances, post-performance highs and lows, alcohol and drug-fueled parties, photo shoots gone awry and outtakes - many photos which have never been seen before - are accompanied by incredible personal accounts of touring with rock and roll legends like Led Zeppelin, The Who and Queen.
"Neal has made a magnificent career, and more importantly a life out of the passion that lives in every frame he shoots. The artists themselves have always sparked not just to his enormous skills but to his personality. Within minutes, it seems, his subjects feel Neal's deep knowledge of the music, his grand sense of humor and his love of every cable, and every crew member that makes a tour come alive." - Cameron Crowe
January 11, 2018. 6PM - 9PM | RSVP here.
Artist Talk & Book Signing with Neal Preston:
January 28, 2018. 11AM - 1PM | RSVP here.
On view from January 9 through February 14, 2018. For more information, visit Leica Gallery Los Angeles.
Neal Preston - "Exhausted and Exhilarated" by Neal Preston
- 09/01/2018 - 14/02/2018
Leica Gallery Los Angeles
8783 Beverly Blvd
West Hollywood, CA 90048
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Sunday & Monday by appointment only
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