Stanley Plays The Stanley–Pittsburgh 1976

I am glad they still have rock shows at The Benedum Center in Pittsburgh. We saw Mark Knoplfer play there a coupld of years ago and it really took me back to some of the great shows they had there a long time ago.

This is from the Stanley Clarke School Days Tour in 1976. He made a great entrance on to the stage and then wowed the audience along with guitarist Ray Gomez Billy Cobham and George Duke.

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Stanley Plays The Stanley

Ray Gomez–Stanley Theater 1976

By 1976 Stanley Clarke had began to branch out from Return for Ever and perform as a solo act. School Days is regarded as one of his best albums and was recorded in a studio with a large ensemble. The guitarist on the tour was Ray Gomez and he was electrifying in the concert.

This image was taken at the Stanley Theater in Pittsburgh, PA in 1976. The theater is now known as The Benedum Center.

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Ray Gomez 1976

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School Days

Stanley Clarke playing at the Stanley Theater in Pittsburgh Pennsylvania. The guitarist was Ray Gomez and was part of the School Days album tour in 1976. We recently saw him play with Return to Forever and he has not lost a lick. One of the best bass guitarists of all time.

Stanley Clarke at the Stanley Theatre in Pittsburgh

The Old Fashion Way

I have published a few images that were created with “old school” image manipulation. My most popular is an old award winner called Row for Your Life. I studied the technique of Jerry Uelsmann and after a number of failures made these in my darkroom using the dodging and burning techniques perfected by Uelsmann. This one was printed during the same period and I scanned an old somewhat faded print to create the digital image. The pelican was shot in Lake Worth Florida, the beach is Cape Hatteras.

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Pelican Darkroom Blend

Pelican Darkroom Blend

Carole at Rolling Rock 1976

In scanning my old negatives I found this one of Carole in 1976. Together we assembled quite a portfolio during two different sessions. This one was taken in front of blooming roses at Rolling Rock in 1976. You can see others from my models portfolio by clicking here.

Carole at Rolling Rock

Carole at Rolling Rock

Row for Your Life!

Today, anybody with Photoshop can make this image. It was not so easy in 1976. I studied the technique of Jerry Uelsmann and after a number of failures made this in my Darkroom using the dodging and burning techniques perfected by Uelsmann. This won first place at the Indiana University Invitational New Artist Exhibition in 1976 and later hung in Carnegie Museum as part of an Associated Artists of Pittsburgh exhibition. You can buy a print on my commercial site by clicking here.

Row for Your Life

Bill and Stanley

Stanley Clarke and Billy Cobham 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.

Stanley Clarke, Billy Cobham at the Stanley Theather