The combination of music and photography has been an ever growing obsession for me over the last few years. So, given the opportunity to attend the opening of the Morrison Hotel Gallery’s Era of Psychedelia collection was one I couldn’t pass up.
The photographs capture culture-defining musicians who led the way for a movement that changed how people heard and experienced music. The subjects are artists such as Hendrix, The Doors, The Grateful Dead, Jefferson Airplane, Cream and many others.
I didn’t grow up listening to a lot of these bands, they found their way to me. Starting first with Hendrix and Janis Joplin, and eventually moving into work of bands like The Grateful Dead, The Rolling Stones, and The Doors. Sure, I wouldn’t call myself an expert, but I appreciate the work and its impacts on the music industry. Seeing the stunning, experimental photography in person was electrifying. Whether it was album artwork or behind the scenes and on stage moments, every photograph in the exhibit is an impactful and telling piece of history.