A (Re)Touching Story

In 2016, I will be in my 10th year of ‘being’ a photographer. Needless to say before then I was taking pictures on a social level, always seen with a camera of some sort.  There are many bands I have photographed, some of which have been an incredible honour – bands I grew up listening to through good times and bad. Music soothes the soul as they say.   I’ve had many a conversation with fellow photographers about bucket list bands and artists, along the lines of “if you could go back in time, who would you have loved to photograph live?” Mine would be (in no particular order) Elvis, Led Zeppelin, Nirvana, Queen (with Freddy Mercury), Alice in Chains (with Layne Staley), Jimi Hendrix, and THE Guns ‘n’ Roses lineup.   I digress.   After watching ‘Montage of Heck‘ and then the ‘Soaked in Bleach‘ documentary, I was speaking to a friend about how much those productions made me angry and conflicted as they told such different stories about Kurt Cobain’s life and the events surrounding his death. They pointed me to the book ‘Heavier than Heaven‘ by Seattle based writer and journalist Charles R. Cross, and said ‘…in […]