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MICHAEL McCLURE AND RAY MANZAREK IN PERFORMANCE

MICHAEL McCLURE AND RAY MANZAREK IN PERFORMANCE
San Francisco 2000

Poet Michael McClure and former Doors keyboard player Ray Manzarek teamed up some years back as a duo performing all over the US. They have released several CDs to critical acclaim. I have tried over the years to get a good photograph of both of them performing, to use for promos and CD covers. So far no luck, this series at the Noe Valley Ministry are examples of how hard it is to get good performance photographs. I will keep trying...
MICHAEL McCLURE AND RAY MANZAREK IN PERFORMANCE


MICHAEL McCLURE AND RAY MANZAREK IN PERFORMANCE


RAY MANZAREK IN PERFORMANCE

RAY MANZAREK
San Francisco 2000

Ray Manzarek is not only an amazing keyboard artist; he is an arranger, producer and a writer. He has written several books including Light My Fire, a chronicle of his experiences with the Doors. I went to high school with Jim Morrison and Ray's account of Jim's antics brought it all back to me.
MICHAEL McCLURE IN PERFORMANCE

MICHAEL McCLURE
San Francisco 2000

Poet, playwright Michael McClure, is performing at the Noe Valley Ministry before a full house. My photo and personal relationship with him goes back to 1964. We are good friends and still doing projects together, after all these years. Michael was and still is my entrèe to he Beats. If it were not for McClure's help and influence most of the Beat photographs that I've made in my life would not exist. Thank you Michael.
BRUCE CONNER

BRUCE CONNER
San Francisco 2000

This portrait of Bruce Conner was made at his one-man show at the de Young Museum. His exhibit covered his work in two centuries. Bruce has films, prints, photographs, assemblages and collages in most major museums in the world. I have been trying to do a portrait of him for years, he says no. Therefore, I have to had to be content to catching him at events. I still want him to sit for me...
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