New Gallery in Sydney
Tonight I went to the opening of the "Nikon Gallery" above ECS camera store in Sydney in Drummoyne. Exhibition was by Colin Beard of his pioneering rock and roll photography for Go-Set magazine. Brought back many memories. As a teenager living in a small town north of Tenterfield on the NSW:Qld border in the early '70s Go-Set magazine was my monthly connection to another world I wanted to be part of. Here is a link for those interested:
Is this new gallery anything to do with Maxwell and Nikon splitting, or have I got that wrong?
I would have thought that the coming of the Beatles to Oz was more or less the start of rock and roll mainstream in this country, no?
That looks like a fabulous exhibition. Many of the bands names brought back lots of happy memories.
In our house the late great Johnny O'Keefe heralded the start of Rock and Roll, much to my father's disgust. :)
I am sure there is a connection with the establishment of a local Nikon subsidiary after decades of Maxwell. Not sure if you are familiar with ECS but they probably have the best prices on new gear and have been strong supporters of Nikon for years. My guess is they are one of the more successful channels for new Nikon gear in Sydney so I'm not surprised Nikon would be throwing a few marketing dollars their way. There was a very down to earth Nikon rep (beard, no suit!) at the opening and the ECS owners said some complimentary words about Nikon throwing some money at photography and not just the gear that takes it
By pioneering I meant coinciding with the start of Go-Set magazine as Colin Beard was their first photographer and he told a great story about scooping the Stones and having a big photo spread in one of the first issues of the magazine. As much as I distrust Wikipedia this link provides a good summary for those a little younger than us...