Les "Rock Star" McLean, Chris?
Oh, he had a guitar in a portrait nearly as often as a camera. Great photographer, wonderful to work with.
Oh yes, now that I think about it, he is into music. Glad you got to work with him.
Only briefly over the internet for a month on an article for CiM. I'll never forget it though. I ask for a short bio and a pic and I imagine this great photographer sporting the latest gear of which I could only dream. What do I get?
A Gibson IIRC.
He gave you a Gibson???????
I wish. No, just the pic. Big old grin plastered from cheek to cheek.
The photo on his website with the double neck guitar was taken (in the USA) by the late Lee Carmichael, an early and prolific apug contributor.
For a few years before he retired, Les did a lot of photo work for Iron Maiden. (Warning: it's digital ...)
Two new books just came into the collection: one a monograph, the other a biography.
The Rollei Project, Jock Sturges, Duncan Meeder, 2013.
Mathew Brady- Portraits of a Nation: A Biography, Robert Wilson, Bloomsbury Press, 2013.
The Rollei Project was the result of a collaboration between Jock and the Rollei distributor for Europe/Asia. It was his first real foray into working in something other than 8x10. Looking at the book, he certainly didn't suffer any for switching to a smaller format, and if anything, it added a new layer of intimacy in the images by virtue of the lightness and speed of the camera. If you're a Jock Sturges fan, you'll love the book.