Measuring the weight of a performance, an ongoing personal project. My portrait of Alison Mosshart of The Kills immediately before she went on stage, and then immediately after she came off stage. I’m deeply honored that Alison trusted me to document this very fraught and intimate moment. This crux between the expectation and the reality, while thousands of fans roared in the venue, and it was just me and the band backstage. And then afterward, while she was still in a daze from the performance, to be the first person she sees, and to have me literally grab her and throw her against the wall for the after portrait. Thank you Alison!
"You know when you go on a stage something is really heightened in you, you know, there’s a lot of people looking at you, it’s different. Everything is electrified. Everything is louder. But I mean that’s the thing with music. As soon as you play music, music is playing you. You’re channeling this thing, that’s going through you, that’s going through the crowd, that’s going through the speakers, and it makes you react, it makes you perform, it makes you dance."
"By the time you've played it, it’s like you’ve played it a hundred times in your head before you even got there. You’ve already experienced it so many times it’s surreal when it’s over. It doesn’t really make any sense you want to really quickly do it again. So you remember it." –Alison Mosshart