Friday, May 1, 2009

Still Moving: My Morning Jacket Photos by Sam Erickson (and 2 from Riley below)

We love us some My Morning Jacket and we love us some My Morning Jacket photos. The picture above is from Riley's work at the Chicago Theatre show last December. Pictures like this remind us of the time's we've had at the shows enjoying some keeeeeck ahssss tunes and times.
This May 22nd-June 17th the Morrison Hotel Gallery in New York will be housing an exhibit from Sam Erickson featuring pictures spanning the rise of My Morning Jacket from 2002 to 2008. You can check out the thumbnails here and read the full description below. I for one will be checking this one out.

The Morrison Hotel Presents:
STILL MOVING: My Morning Jacket by Sam Erickson featuring 21 of Erickson’s Iconic, Career-Spanning Images of the Band.
May 22 through June 17, 2009
Morrison Hotel Gallery
313 Bowery

From 2002 to 2008 photographer and filmmaker Sam Erickson regularly documented My Morning Jacket as they steadily grew into one of the most acclaimed and influential bands of their generation. His efforts resulted in a stunning collection of images from the recording of the band’s last three studio albums: It Still Moves, Z, and Evil Urges, numerous live shots and the making of their CD/DVD Okonokos.

Beginning on May 22nd, the Morrison Hotel Gallery will show 21 of these images for a six-week exhibition. These will be hand-printed, archival shots from the film negatives, and will be available in limited editions. None of the images in the show were commissioned photographs; the majority have never before been viewed by the public. This also marks the first instance the Morrison Hotel Gallery has done a show on a band that is ascending, rather than reflecting on a career.

Erickson was able to spend enough time with My Morning Jacket to build a rapport that allowed him to both chronicle their evolution and shed some light on the elusive group. One can see Erickson’s intuitive grasp on how the band functions as a well as a clear understanding of their visual aesthetic. His many candid shots accomplish the difficult task of capturing the essence that ties together five individuals both on and off the stage.

“Sam is one of the new emerging talents in the music visual media arena. I was impressed with his technical and artistic ability as a photographer. Combined that with Sam’s ability to capture the very talented and critically acclaimed band, My Morning Jacket from early on in their career to present. That appealed to me and I anticipate will appeal to our audience”
Peter Blachley, Morrison Hotel Gallery
I love the pictures from that show. Kudos Riley. We'll have to post more another time.

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