Legendary photographer Charles Peterson
will be partnering up with 1xRUN for Drop In The Park
, a new series of Timed Limited Editions dropping each date of Pearl Jam's US Tour! Stay tuned the day of each show as we will reveal a new image on each date. Buy each print individually or pick up the Complete 7-Print Set NOW
"Spin, spin, spin the black circle! Eddie doing just that during one of
Pearl Jam’s legendary Monkeywrench radio shows they put on in the mid
and late nineties from their Seattle practice space. This photo has
never been published or exhibited before and only recently discovered in
the archives. My favorite part of the shot? Eddie’s ubiquitous (at the
time) Casio calculator watch front and center. I think he’d like that
the most too." - Charles Peterson
Charles Peterson Drop In The Park
New Timed Limited Editions Drop At 3pm EST/ 12pm PST
"These Pearl Jam photos represent over 25 years of working with the band. They make me feel old and young simultaneously. I guess you could say these are part of what I’m now calling “The Grunge Years” which is also the working title of my next book I’m slowly assembling. A lot of this work (in fact most) was self-assigned, and the bands trusted me to do my thing and do well by them. It’s still the agreement we have for post-grunge events like the Pearl Jam Mariners stadium shows I’m shooting this week.
One thing about photographing Pearl Jam is there’s never any flash. They were one of the first bands that made it to the big stages out of the Seattle scene - stupidly I missed out on their club days because I was so focused on Nirvana, Mudhoney and Soundgarden (not a bad thing.) Big stages mean longer lenses, faster film, etc. so it was an opportunity to explore a different style of music photography than I was initially known for. If you like Pearl Jam, and appreciate their history, not to mention owning a part of the legacy that I gifted to the grunge generation, then these are for you." - Charles Peterson
ABOUT THE ARTIST:
is an American photographer well known for his work with the Seattle independent record label Sub Pop and for capturing the then-newly emerging grunge scene in images. His photos are presented in the movie "Kurt Cobain: About a Son."
Peterson is known for depicting the rise of the Pacific Northwest underground music scene in the late 1980s to early 1990s. Visually, he is known for his trademark full-frame, non-cropped images. Reviews about his work include the following, "Peterson is known for his action-packed, sometimes partially blurred black-and-white shots taken with a wide-angle lens.
Peterson said, "The Seattle audiences were entertaining. I didn't want to just get a head shot of the lead singer. I wanted to get the experience, make you actually feel like you're there. ... I like the composition part of shooting. The way my eyes and brain work together -- I'm constantly composing with or without a camera."
Find more by Charles Peterson at charlespeterson.net
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