"Bruce Springsteen In Focus" wins an IPPY Award (Independent Publisher Book Awards)
When I first started going to see Bruce, I wasn't yet a professional photographer. Yes, I was a fan (with a camera). My photo skills were hardly anything to write home about back then but I had a passion, and drive, and energy (I wish this 52 year old body still had that energy. Well...it's still there-my mind is not 52 but the body says "SLOW DOWN GIRL, you're not a kid anymore!" All the photos below were shot with a point and shoot...since the book was done there was no need to carry the big guy around! My first intention with the last 2 shows was just to shoot the fans, but then this guy walked into the frame so I started shooting him. Stay tuned-there may be a "special edition" volume of the book with 2014 photos added.
With Bruce Springsteen's tour coming to an end, my book tour has also come to an "unofficial" end. I say unofficial because there will still be some appearances here and there (SOHO Apple Store in NYC on June 16 at 7pm for a presentation about my 30 year career). The other night I went to the Independent Publisher Book Awards where my book won a National award for best book. It's been nice to see how many people have enjoyed the book, as well as industry people. I have met so many wonderful people along the way-from when I first started seeing Bruce in 1980 to all those I met at recent book events. Thank you everyone for the wonderful calls and emails. My favorite question along the way by reporters has been "how long have you been working on this book" and my response has been "32 years." Always good for a chuckle.
The photos from the book signing are courtesy of Mohegan Sun
my good friend and fellow photographer Jeff Ross. He has enough amazing images for a book himself old friend Amy Kaplan dancing with Maureen Van Zandt-Little Steven's wife Santa Claus in May--a song by request Everett Bradley-an old, dear friend. I first photographed him in the 80's. LOVE his energy the last song of the tour-bring sings "Dream Baby Dream." This song could easily have been my life. I had a dream, and it came true Mohegan Sun was WONDERFUL. ALL the people were exceptional..and their limo ride back to NYC was the fun way to travel. My driver, Guy, was amazing.
Congratulations on the well-deserved award! I'm so happy for you!
I can't believe the shots here are with a point and shoot! They're AWESOME!
As always, amazing photographs! It has been a pleasure to share part of the journey with you. The photos in the book are incredible and I know there are even more amazing photos in the vault. Looking forward to the next book and next chapter :-)
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