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!