Danny Clinch loves music. He listens to it, plays it, photographs it, and films it. Through this passion, Danny has established himself as one of the premier photographers across the entire music scene. He has shot and filmed a wide range of artists, from Johnny Cash to Tupac Shakur, from Bjork to Bruce Springsteen. His work has appeared on hundreds of album covers and in publications like Vanity Fair, Spin, Rolling Stone, GQ, Esquire, and more.
Clinch has presented his work in numerous galleries and published three books: Discovery Inn, When the Iron Bird Flies, and Still Moving. As a director, Clinch has received three Grammy Award nominations. He has also directed music videos for artists like Willie Nelson, Tom Waits, Pearl Jam, Foo Fighters and Dave Mathews, among others.
Danny plays harmonica in the Tangiers Blues Band and will occasionally put down his harp in the middle of the set, pick up his Leica, and begin photographing his band members. During times like these, Danny Clinch is a very happy man.
“Wide Open is a slang term for opening a camera lens’s aperture up to let the most light in as possible. This resonates with me since I spend a lot of time in dark corners backstage, on stage, on tour buses, recording studios, and walking the streets at night, and i don’t usually like to use a flash.
It’s also a state of mind. The idea of keeping an open mind and following your instincts is crucial to finding the moments that are important to me in my life and photography. I truly appreciate the theater of life and although I have made my mark photographing musicians I always have a camera with me, and its always my Leica.
Calling this series WIDE OPEN allows me to share important images of mine that haven’t found their way into recent gallery shows, and I am really excited about that.”
Opening Reception: March 2, 2017, 6-9pm
Exhibit Runs: March 2 – April 1, 2017
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