The framing option for this RUN includes a 1 inch black wood frame with UV-glass, foam core backing and ready to hang hardware.
"I'm always searching for visuals that not only emanate from the artist(s) themselves but have to do with lighting and where it evolves from and the angles and the spotlights. At this particular show I immediately noticed that behind the performers there were angels being used as props. When the show started I realized they were using full stage screens and at times the angels were illuminated by one full color and the 3 alternating colors seemed to be yellow, green and red. That’s when I decided to line up dead center in front of Cobain and wait for it to look as if he was wearing the angel’s wings. I then waited for the screen to become solid red because the wings were mostly green and I liked the contrast. The color combination was visceral and that’s when I nailed the shot.
These photos were all taken in the Lakeland Civic Center in Lakeland, Florida on the night of Nov. 28th, 1993 for Nirvana's In Utero tour. I was able to move freely around the pit that night, this is why my photos are taken straight on. My shot of Dave Grohl was interesting because it was close and he had a serious jam going. These images are iconic because the band was so iconic. They were soldiers of grunge that helped create the genre out of Seattle and then spread the message and sound worldwide. These photos a huge carry historical context. Unfortunately the band had a short time to be with us but they left a very memorable mark." - Don Lawver
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ABOUT THE ARTIST:
picked up a Nikon camera in 1976 and never stopped photographing. A four decade career produced some of the most incredible moments captured on film. Don's portfolio of concert photos encompasses over 400,000+ negatives and spans 238 genres and subgenres. There is something magical for every music lover in this collection. With help from Beaumonde, Don is opening up his collection for viewing, archival, and purchase.
At age 16, Don bought a ticket to a Led Zeppelin concert in Tampa, Florida. 9 songs in, 1 incredible rainstorm, and then a riot later, he left with his musical soul transformed after viewing what he recalls as Rock Gods. His addiction and hobby would lead him to a 40 year career on the road, photographing some of the world’s biggest artists. Truly, Don produced a catalog on an epic scale. The depth and magnitude of his photo collection offers a fascinating look into four decades of music, stardom, and fashion.
Find more by Don Lawver at donlawver.com.
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