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
"I think this image really speaks to how much fun Pearl Jam have together
as a band on stage. I guess it also speaks to my reflexes to be able to
capture this moment just as the mic is swinging under Stone’s feet. I
love it, because to me some of the best rock shots are those where the
band is either interacting among themselves and/or the audience. And the
best part of the shot: the guy way out in the audience, perfectly
situated right in between Ed and Stone, standing with his arms
outstretched, reacting to the moment. It’s always the small details that
make photographs perfect.
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."
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