MANHATTAN, NY—Richard Ehrlich shoots his subjects listening. At Morrison Hotel Gallery in SoHo, photos of jazz as well as some rock and roll giants show their subjects at peace as they quietly contemplate and groove to their favorite pieces of music.
Photographed on site or “wherever he can get them to pose, backstage or at a studio,” according to Ehrlich, these shots turn the tables on the performers to those of music fans. Pictures of Dave Brubeck listening to “Vignettes For Nonet MVT III,” Roger Daltrey (Edith Piaf’s “Non, Je Ne Regrette Rien”), Joe Walsh (Albert King’s “Personal Manager Blues”), Iggy Pop (Link Wray’s “Rumble”), Sheryl Crow (Fleetwood Mac’s “Landslide”) and Ringo (The Beatles’ “Come Together”) make you realize these guys are fans too.
I asked Ehrlich what his favorite photo was and he told me the one of Brubeck that was taken a few weeks before he left us. Hats off to another fine exhibit at the Morrison Hotel Gallery. For more info, check out morrisonhotelgallery.com
Event date: September 29, 2016