Another image of Stanley Clarke at the Stanley Theather in Pittsburgh during the 1970’s. This was taken during the School Days tour. To buy a print of Stanley Clarke on my commercial gallery click here.
It’s Friday, time to Roller
The world’s largest skating event takes place every Friday night in Paris France, it is called Pari-Roller. Similar events occur in other european cities, but none as large as the Paris event. The skaters begin to gather at Gare Montparnasse around 9:30 and get the week’s skating route. At 10 P.M. close to 10,000 skaters have gathered and begin to skate through the city until 3 A.M. Some dress in costumes, some are part of teams and some just come to watch, like me. This young lady is warming up for the event. You can buy a print of this image at my commercial gallery by clicking here.. You can watch a short video by clicking here.
Italy has a lot of beautiful cities but Firenze (Florence) is certainly one of the best jewels on the necklace. What makes it so special is it’s location in the mountains along the Arno river and its history of being the centre of Italian culture for so long. When your city can boast bridges built by Michelangelo, you know it is special. This is a view of the city from a park just outside taken during a brief rain shower. You can buy a print of this image on my commercial site by clicking here.
Dweezil Zappa playing the Beacon with Zappa Plays Zappa last year. There is something weird and wonderful to see him play his father’s songs and channeling Frank’s guitar style. If you haven’t seen them, get a ticket for the current tour, it will be worth it. Check out my concert pictures on my commercial gallery by clicking here.
I first began listening to Return to Forever in the early 1970’s. The current edition has reunited Chick Corea, Stanley Clarke,Lenny White and Jean-Luc Ponty and added a new guitarist Frank Gambale. This was shot at the Beacon Theater in 2011. To purchase concert photos check my commercial gallery by clicking here.
I came across this straw sculpture in the Gardens at Luxembourg Palace in Paris France. I tried photographing it a couple of different ways. It seemed to look best when acting as a frame for a portrait. However, since it is not a portrait of the person, I used a reduced depth of field and kind of like the result. You can buy a print of this image on my commercial gallery by clicking here.
The Pantheon is a beautiful historical building in Paris. It was originally built as a church dedicated to St. Genevieve. Now, it serves as a crypt for famous French statesmen and kings. It is an early example of Neoclassicism, with a facade modelled after the Pantheon in Rome. It seemed strange to see an Argentinean Gaucho sitting on the steps. Maybe dressed in costume for a play or for a job in an Argentinian Restaurant? I guess I should have asked, but was too busy taking this picture. To buy a print of this image on my commercial site, click here.