Icons: Lisa Lake and Scott Weiner
October 16 – February 27, 2022
Icons: Lisa Lake and Scott Weiner
Alvin H. Butz Gallery
Venue: Alvin H. Butz Gallery
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A pair of veteran rock photographers, Lisa Lake and Scott Weiner, have announced they are collaborating to showcase a portion of their collective works compiling a portfolio of more than two decades worth of images of iconic rockers.
The collection will focus on careers that began prior to the advent of social media and in an era where both photographers were required to hone their craft amidst challenging conditions capturing great shots of renowned artists in low-light venues on film.
While on assignment, Lake and Weiner, would regularly bump elbows on the red carpet at Philadelphia-based events. Later, they would come to realize their combined histories of photographing icons such as John Lennon, Tina Turner, David Bowie, Prince and Freddie Mercury, to name a few. Images such as these will be featured in this exclusive showing hosted by SteelStacks opening on October 16 and running through February of 2022.
Lake’s career began as a photo correspondent for a local newspaper covering concert events for music reviews. Striving to make a name for herself, she hustled, networking with people in the music industry and slowly developing fruitful relationships with publicists, managers, venue owners and record companies. These relationships resulted in the development of creative album covers and publicity images for artists such as Ted Nugent, Motorhead and Greg Howe.
Lake now combines an established photographic career shooting regularly for Getty Images with her roles as a voting member of The Recording Academy, and running her boutique creative ad agency where she turns photography, graphic design, and motion graphics into award-winning marketing campaigns.
Find Lake’s catalog at: lisalake.com
Weiner’s photographic career took a serendipitous turn during his last semester at Temple University in 1976, when he captured a shot of Leon Russell at Philadelphia’s legendary concert venue, the Spectrum. That photograph, which was then published in the Philadelphia Inquirer, would get Weiner’s career off to a rocking start.
At that time, Russell was on the roster at A & M Records and the label asked if Weiner had any additional images of the musician that they could use. Fortunately, this event led to Weiner becoming the local photographer for not only A & M, but other record labels, as well.
Soon after, Weiner began photographing some of the most significant artists of that time. His work would then be represented by the Retna Ltd. Photo Agency, which led to worldwide syndication opportunities that exist to this day.
Weiner is currently represented by the wire service MediaPunch. Find his work here: scottweinerphotographer.com
The work of both photographers can be seen worldwide on album covers, in international magazines, and on the associated web platforms of People magazine, Rolling Stone, Time magazine, and yahoo.
Venue InformationAlvin H. Butz Gallery
101 Founders Way
Bethlehem, PA 18015
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