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Saturday, November 05, 2011

GALLERY OPENING: Two Takes On Neil Young by Joel Bernstein & Henry Diltz

Blender Gallery is presenting the exhibition and sale of Neil Young photographs, fresh from New York City.

Music photographers Henry Diltz and Joel Bernstein will exhibit and sell limited edition prints of legendary musician Neil Young: Two Takes On Neil Young by Joel Bernstein & Henry Diltz from November 3rd and run until the 3rd of December 2011 at BLENDER GALLERY, 16 Elizabeth Street, Paddington Sydney Australia.

Having been friends with Neil Young for many years, both Henry Diltz and Joel Bernstein have captured Neil Young in his most intimate moments as an artist and performer. Both photographers are also musicians, which has given them special access and sensitivity to Neil's visual persona.

Although both rarely used flash and chose instead to work with available light, having photographed Neil Young and other subjects in an era when a naturalistic look was possible and popular, Joel’s photographs take on a more contemplative mood, and attempt to reveal something of the interior life of the subject, Henry is more interested in discovering and displaying the outward personality of each subject, often leading the viewer to be caught up in a more expressive moment.

Joel Bernstein’s many album covers are commonly listed among the most influential in rock's visual history. His first, at age 18, was Neil’s After the Gold Rush, often cited in Best Album Covers Of All Time lists. As a close friend of Neil’s since then, he has captured some of his most beautiful and intimate moments.

Henry Diltz met Neil when he was in Buffalo Springfield. Henry has visually chronicled Neil’s career over the past 40+ years.

Uncropped photo used for cover of After The Goldrush with Graham Nash in foreground
Photo by Joel Bernstein

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At 11/06/2011 11:22:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

i saw this show at the morrisson hotel gallery in nyc, and it is fantastic. included was music by henry and joel, very very good. the photos are the best ! don't pass it by


At 11/06/2011 02:21:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Does anyone know if this show will ever come to Toronto or even Young Town rock and Roll Museum in Omemee,ON Canada?


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