5.31.2009

Mark Weiss Exibition and Atlantic City Shenanigans




When we imagine the rock n' roll icon it is often not the music that first comes to mind. The myth and the glamour of a rock n' roll, pop culture icon and the marvel that we experience from the artifacts of decades of rock gone by lies in the images. Although musicians themselves embody the rock n' roll persona, it is refined and crafted by the photographer who is able to capture the energy of the music without sound. Mark Weiss is an iconic and legendary rock and roll photographer who is responsible for capturing these milestones. This weekend Weiss had his first solo exhibition at the Resorts Hotel and Casino in Atlantic City. Even if you do not know Mark Weiss by name you have definitely seen his work. Weiss is responsible for the photos that made our favorite musicians and actors into legends. Weiss is incredibly prolific with work spanning from the late 70's till today. His current exhibition chronicles his work from the 70's through the early 90's. Check out http://www.markweissgallery.com/ and you will be amazed at how many of your favorite album covers, and photos were shot by him. Mark Weiss he has truly lived the life of a rock and roll great, yet he has remained incredibly humble. The show honors the amazing contribution that Mark Weiss has made to our experience of pop culture.

Alex and I had the pleasure of being personally invited by Mark to his opening. We trekked out to Atlantic City (port authority bus and all), and got a well needed breather from Manhattan. The gallery was filled with photos from everyone from Guns' N Roses, to Blondie, to Cher. We had fun checking out the show and the Boogie Nights nightclub. It was especially cool to see Mark in one of my own creations. If I must say so myself, he looks amazing in that Tit Tie!

62 comments:

Jager said...

i'm so incredibly jealous you got to go to this exhibition. i love weiss. his portrait of steven tyler in 1982 has always been one of my favorites.

www.ginandgossip.blogspot.com

xx

Christian Castillo said...

The name sounded familiar but wow it is incredible how many covers he's done! They're amazing, love them like that tie!

I was hoping to interview maybe sometime if you aren't busy? Do an article for this online magazine, encorestatus.com?

That would be awesome! Thanks for checking out my blog as well!

XX

Christian Castillo

Anna G said...

That's so cool. I love your collages, and I totally wish I could go see that gallery.

Kristin said...

Wow, you look fabulous. That top rocks! I'm getting awfully tempted to purchase my own Tit Tee!

TheMinx said...

your hair is soooo rad, I can't get over it :)

CAMILLE said...

great pics..love the top and your hair is gorgeous!

camille x

Shin said...

It looks so fun!! Your top is very beautiful and so is your hair! xxoxoox

MAGDArling said...

gorgeous outfit;D i especially love tje jacet, shoes and bracelet;)))
and yeah, there's nothing like McDonald's ice-cream;D they rock;))) i especially love them with strawberries;D
xoxox

loft in soho said...

You look A.M.A.Z.I.N.G. as always dear,
Cool shots!

xxx

stylewithbenefits said...

Wow, sounds like you had an amazing time! Very cool. Love your outfit, esp. the corset top. I'm from Essex County.. about 25 min. away from the city. I'm def. happy when I get to go back home and can take a break from LA. :)

xo, Becs

Emma said...

What an incredible experience! Love his work and would have killed to be there as well.

Emma, Lucinda and Jane

Alyssa said...

Very exciting! You wink like a pro.
Thanks for commenting, I'll be sure to mention your blog in my next post, k lady ;)

Damsels said...

totally rock and roll
thks for the comments darling
We Were Damsels

Oh So Hip It Hurts said...

wow i love these photos, they're great! i am def checking out your shirts, and i will def let you know if i end up buying one :)

xx
http://ohsohipithurts.blogspot.com

june said...

damn cool pictures!!!

kiss xoxox

Tess said...

aww thanks for adding me to your blog roll! your photos are fantastic i really like the rocker style!

Young Damsel said...

wow, this is realllly cool, like you guys seem awesome!
and i must agree with Alyssa above me..your winking is the best!<33

xx

kirstyb said...

Ahhh so jealous! xoxox

Gabbi said...

What an amazing experience, that's so awesome that he wore one of your creations! Thank you for sharing...xo

Robin said...

LOVE your top.
I'm quite jealous.

Robin
http://threadbearthoughts.blogspot.com/

Couture Carrie said...

So fun! Loving that tuxedo tank!

xoxox,
CC

Yoli said...

It looks like such a blast! I love it!

Dooder City said...

Wow, from a Slayer cover to a photo of Jerry Garcia...a photographer after my own heart! I think going on the bus and then being VIPS to this show is the perfect glimpse into rock n' roll lifestyle.

♥ fashion chalet said...

a w e s o m e -
LOOKS like you had PILES of FUN! :)



x, thanks!

this wheel's on fire said...

WOW amazingness, lollipop! (yeah, i just called you a lollipop :D)

La Mode is Rad! said...

Aww love the pics!
Looks like you had a great time.

stilettostetico said...

I really like the "SEXYness-issime" subtlety of your Black § White corset, especially its sensual transparencies . . .
ps: And Frankly What an electrifying Feline's presence !!!

à Bientôt, Antoine

Savvy Mode SG said...

you are fabulous.

Kathy said...

amazing exibition!

Tip said...

good stuff....gaawwd I wish I lived in NY!

Tip said...

Gooood stuff! Gaawwwwd I wish i lived in NY!

CÉLINE said...

thanks for your comment!
i'm glad u like my blog! this one is pretty awesome too! will check it out more often

E said...

This looks like so much fun! And I love your top - totally rock n' roll romantic!

Catherine said...

Seems like fun! And your outfit is fabulous :)

syd vicious said...

Hahaha I love you for that Dee Snider picture! Awesome.

And your outfit kicks ass. ;)

Athena. said...

Wow, simply, wow!
You look stunning,
these pictures are all full of life and colour and :)
x

meow meow said...

thanks! i like your blog too :)
especially the name of it

fhen said...

hey have just found your blog! the rock n roll event is awesome!

Fell4fashion said...

I am in LOVE with your corset/vest/top!! Looks like you had a fab time :)

lidwina grata said...

thanks for dropping by girl :)
and your blog awesome! you seem really fun :)

Royal said...

Fucking awesome!

The Haute-Shopper said...

Ugh, I would have so loved to see this exhibit! Just browsing those pics brought back so many memories (yes, what happened to all the hair bands? Well, apart from the ones doing bad reality shows). Love your Twisted Sister/Dee pose by the way! And you're right about how photography defines rock 'n' roll in it's own way, especially as a lot of rock bands were about stage presence and an image, which could only be visualised in photography. Thanks for sharing!

DaisyChain said...

I just wanted to say I haven't forgotten doing an interview with you...watch this space ;)

Lea said...

so I love your blog so much it's ridiculous

frances said...

You look absolutely wicked, LOVE the 2nd photo x

Charmaine said...

Looks like such an awesome/crazy time!!! LOVE the outfits so fun and funky!

cocorosa said...

this looks awesome!! I wish I would see some more of this in new york haha :)

Tiff said...

I think your tees are cool tees and I would like to wear your tees instead of some of my old tees.

Tata

Tiff
x x

Meho said...

Ash i LOVE everything about this outfit,. you look so HOT!! That top is just gorgeous!!

Meho xx

katie d said...

So awesome. The L.A.M.B. vest is sick. I love your outfit in your last post too, I just bought a bunch of Norma Kamali for Walmart stuff last week... its so much easier to go crazy customizing pieces when they only cost $20 max :)

x.katie

issa said...

wow how awesome!! great photos!

Hannah is Narnia's Closet said...

you look great - very rock and roll! adn what an honor to see someone wearing one of your designs!

Fabulous Finds Gal said...

Tit Tees~ Adore the name and all you have to offer the world. I'm along for the "followers" ride.
Rock it,
Christina

daniB said...

i am incredibly jealous of you! lucky gal(:
and can i just say that i adore your outfit!
the heels are killer!


*dani

oh! thank you for the link & sweet comment(:
linked you as well!

Noshabelle said...

Great photos!! And I love your outfit! x

freeteyme said...

you look hot in these pictures! love the tiny pop of red in your bracelets - perfection!

Posh said...

You look very good in these pictures, I adore your curls! ;)

paola said...

the top is just gorgeous!!! love you pics!

Miss Eve said...

I love that last picture, so much fun :-)

emma said...

your hair looks so cute curly!

ONiC said...

love the pictures :D

Krystal said...

this is amazing x