“Music – photography? The path through the centre of this experience? Another way of dreaming through the electric bubble of fame – the moth’s wing that flames out leaving only the trace of notes, chords, rhythms. Paint with light – trap it in a cluster of silver halide and put it away in a drawer. I stick the end of my guitar out above the crowd and shoot.”
“I’LL BE WATCHING YOU: INSIDE THE POLICE 1980-1983”
A PHOTOGRAPHIC EXHIBITION BY ANDY SUMMERS
Madison Square Garden-Tenth Floor Skylobby
Wednesday, August 1 and Friday, August 3
7 – 11pm
(Exhibition is free to suiteholders and runs both nights of the Police shows)
Beginning in 1980, Summers documented The Police, behind the scenes in a series of candid and striking black and white photos. Possessing a visual gift for composition and mood allowed him to capture the spirit of The Police more intimately than anyone else.
Summers, one of the most prolific guitarists of all time, is now in the midst of The Police sold-out tour celebrating their 30th reunion. Andy Summers heralds his return with a biathlon of photographic output: an exclusive photographic exhibition in five cities, which have been produced by HP on its new HP Designjet Z3100 Photo Printer series, and a book published by Taschen. The gallery shows, presented in conjunction with Rockarchive.com began in June at the Laurie Frank Gallery in the famed Los Angeles art complex Bergamot Station, and will be followed by similar exhibitions in July at Newbury Fine Art in Boston and Gjethuset in Denmark.
Executive Producers: David Saltz and Andrew Behla