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
A portion of the proceeds from Charles Peterson's Drop In The Park editions will be donated to Mary's Place in Seattle.You can find out more and donate on their website
Charles Peterson Drop In The Park
New Timed Limited Editions Drop At 3pm EST/ 12pm PST
"This was a free show who that Pearl Jam paid for and organized
themselves, and took place at Magnuson Park on the eastern shoreline of
Lake Washington in a giant grass field. 70,000 plus people attended. The
highlight of the show was Eddie climbing the lighting scaffolding and
swinging himself via a 100 foot mic cable out over the audience. It was
truly a dangerous thing to do, but of course we’re all glad now that he
Stupid. Only Eddie. This was not the last time I would see or photograph him
doing something so brazen. I have no idea what the tensile strength of
that microphone cable was, and I’m sure nobody in the band or crew did
either. In fact I’m not sure who knew that he was actually going to do
that, or if it was totally spontaneous. But he pulled it off and swung
neatly out over the audience several times before he dropped and was
carried overhead by fans back to the stage. Rock history for sure folks!
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. 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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