A Night of Photographic Conversation
By Eva Medoff, March 23rd, 2010
Call them artistic soul mates or simply products of the same aesthetic movement, but photographers Jim Marshall and Timothy White produce eerily similar work—despite the 30 year gap between their photos. A legendary photographer of the 60s and 70s music scene, including the Beatle’s last concert, the generational jubilation of Woodstock and the doomed ambience of the Monterey Pop Festival, Marshall has cultivated a 20 year friendship with White, himself a respected celebrity and musician photographer. Now, a much-talked about book, Match Prints, examines this crossing of cultural currents—and tomorrow, designer John Varvatos will lead the conversation in New York.
As host of an evening of discussion of Match Prints, Varvatos will illuminate the stories and anecdotes shared by White and Marshall within the book’s pages. Their photographs often share props, poses or even subjects—making for an interesting juxtaposition of time period and trends. The book ($40) is organized in pairs of photos and includes an introduction by music writer and Rolling Stone contributor Anthony DeCurtis. If you miss the New York event, watch out for April book discussions in San Franscisco and Los Angeles—but more importantly, don’t miss the opportunity to get a peak at this gem of rock and celebrity history.
John Varvatos Store
122 Spring St.
New York, NY
7 p.m., discussion starts at 8 p.m.