50th Anniversary Photo Exhibit Credits
CHRIS BALOW took his first music photograph in 2008 but has been a fan of live music since his first concert, Soundgarden, in 1997. His work has been used by Live Nation, Ticketmaster, CBS Detroit, the Oakland Press, Real Detroit, the Detroit Metro Times, Pollstar, Detroit Live and Vitalradar.com. He's also photographed engagements for Candlebox, Taylor Swift, Heart, Guns N' Roses, Korn, The Fray and Olympian Michael Phelps.
MIKE FERDINANDE has been photographing concerts since early 2015. His work has been published in various local and national print and digital publications, including Pollstar, the Oakland Press, the Detroit Metro Times, the Detroit Free Press and Audacy Detroit. He was there when Pine Knob’s address was changed to 33 Bob Seger Drive.
ANDY FREEBERG lives and works as a photographer in the San Francisco Bay area. After attending the University of Michigan, he began his career in New York City as a photojournalist and his work has appeared in many publications including Time, Fortune, Rolling Stone, the Village Voice and Der Spiegel. He worked as one of Pine Knob's house photographers during 1978 and 1979 and was an official photograph for the Montreux Jazz Festival. Since 2007 he has focused primarily on his own fine art projects, and his work has been exhibited in museums and galleries around the world.
STEVE GALLI began his live music photography career snapping photos from concert seats in the mid 1970's. In the 1980's he was mentored by Detroit pros Ross Marino, Robert Alford and Lindsay Chase. He became the house photographer for Palace Sports & Entertainment from 1990-2015, shooting events at the Palace of Auburn Hills, the Pine Knob/DTE Energy Music Theatre and the Meadow Brook Music Festival. His 25 years’ worth of images with PS&E lined the hallways and backstage areas at all three venues. He was also the staff photographer for WRIF and WCSX from 1988-2015 where his photos still cover the radio stations walls today. Since 2007, he has been working for CBS/Last.fm as their national festival photographer covering such large scale festivals as Bonnaroo, Lollapalooza, New Orleans Jazz & Heritage and many others. Entering festivals when the gates open have allowed him at times catch 500 stages per year. Since his passion for live music photography began over forty years ago, he has amassed nearly half a million images with over 100,000 being on film.
DAVID GRIFFITH photographed Chuck Berry and Billy Preston on assignment for Creem magazine. He got Berry's autograph that night (since long gone, he says) and Berry got his Bic pen. An alumnus of the College For Creative Studies, David freelanced for Creem until 1976 and did post-graduate studies at the University of Texas with photographer Garry Winogrand, going on to work in commercial advertising and medical photography. His photographs have been featured at the Detroit Institute of Arts and the University of Michigan Art Museum, as well as in many private collections.
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MEG HANDLER (curator) is a Detroit native and saw her first concerts at Pine Knob in the 1980’s. She has spent 3 decades working as a curator, photo editor and photographer. She is the former photo editor of The Village Voice. In 2017, Meg co-curated the seminal exhibition Whose Streets? Our Streets: New York 1980-2000. Her current project Postcards From Forever dedicated to abortion rights, features both past and present photographs from several countries, illustrating the ongoing global struggle for reproductive justice. Meg lives in Chicago.
MIRAK HABBIYYIEH has been photographing concerts and sport for more than 15 years. His work has been on display at the Grammy Museum and on artist social media sites, as well as in publications, on the cover of an instructional drum book, artist posters and albums and in music videos.
SCOTT LEGATO has been shooting professionally since 2003. He's a top contributor to Pollstar, with multiple covers and more than 1,000 photographs published. He worked with the PR Photos from 2003-2005, the Retna agency from 2003-2009 and has been with Getty Images since 2009. His work has appeared in Rolling Stone, the New York Times, People, Guitar Player, Guitar World, Spin, the Detroit News, the Oakland Press and other publications, as well as on TV shows such as TMZ, Today, American Pickers and Pawn Stars.
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ROSS MARINO was one of the pre-eminent music photographers in the Detroit metro area from 1976 until his death 12 years later, at the age of 28. The Center For Creative Studies alumnus broke into the business by throwing a hat filled with his photographs on stage during a Bob Seger concert, which were subsequently submitted to and published in People. Ross' work was published in People, Rolling Stone, Creem, Playboy, Circus, Hit Parader, Time, Billboard, USA Today and a variety of international publications. In addition to concert photography Ross was also hired for candid and behind-the-scenes assignments.
MARC NADER purchased his first camera in 2009 to shoot nature before moving on to concert photography. His work has appeared in Rolling Stone, People, Guitar, Vintage Guitar, seethemuzic.com and other publications. Though semi-retired he is still a contribution photographer for Live Nation Nashville and 313 Presents.
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FRANK PETTIS has been photographing the Detroit music scene for more than 50 years, from shooting Elvis Presley in 1957 to singing with Rod Stewart & the Faces. Frank was the staff photographer at the Eastown Theatre, and his photos have been published in Creem, Goldmine, Discoveries, Jet, the Michigan Chronicle and in the Stooges Head On book, as well as in film projects such as Super Duper Alice Cooper. He's the featured photographer in the 2008 book Motor City Rock and Roll: The 1960's and 1970's.
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DARRYL PITT cut his teeth taking photos at Pine Knob, where he was the official photographer with Andy Freeberg. He subsequently went on tour with several artists he met at Pine Knob, including Crosby, Stills and Nash, Diana Ross, Liza Minelli, Harry Chapin and Neil Diamond. He was also an official photographer for the Montreux Jazz Festival (1978-1981), worked at Rolling Stone and has had images exhibited at Musée d'Art Moderne in Paris, the Mitsukoshi Museum of Art in Tokyo and the Swiss National Museum in Zurich. Darryl's images have also been in scores of magazines and books and on album covers for, among others, Stevie Ray Vaughn, Dizzy Gillespie, Chick Corea, Mitch Ryder and Dianne Reeves. He later became the manager for Reeves, saxophonist Michael Brecker and Andreas Vollenweider, who he also met as a photographic subjects. Today he takes pictures of flowers and meteorites
SUE PLUMMER has been photographing concerts since Bob Seger was playing small clubs and David Cassidy opened Pine Knob. Sue's work has been published in Rolling Stone, People, Playboy, Billboard, Musician, Creem and Parade as well as local newspapers. She also shot photos for Chicago's 1989 Japanese tour program. Peter Wolf pulled her on stage to dance, twice, during J. Geils Band concerts during 1999 at Pine Knob.
BRIAN SEVALD is a Michigan native and freelance photographer in the metro Detroit area specializing in sports and event photography. Currently Brian provides services to organizations including the Detroit Pistons and Detroit Red Wings. Brian will always love photographing the energy and excitement of concerts, no matter the genre.
CHRIS SCHWEGLER began photography as a hobby and has been photographing concerts professionally for 20 years. A full-time IT manager, Chris has been house photographer at Pine Knob Music Theatre and other 313 Presents properties since 2012 and has spent the past five seasons as the team official team photographer for the Detroit Pistons the past five seasons.
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KEN SETTLE is a veteran Detroit-area music photographer who began his career as a teenager, concentrating on Bob Seger in particular. His work has been published in Rolling Stone, Creem People, Playboy, Guitar Player, Guitar World, the Denver Post, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, the Boston Globe, the Oakland Press, the Macomb Daily, the Detroit News and Detroit Free Press, as well as publications in England, France and Japan. Ken's photographs have also been included in many album and book projects, as well as in films and TV shows such as Behind the Music and Driven. The Hard Rock Cafe has displayed 153 of Ken's photos internationally, and they've also been included in the Through The Years With People traveling exhibition and the Kodak Rock Photography Collection.
TOM WESCHLER worked as Bob Seger's road manger during the late 60s and early 70s, taking photos that would become part of the best-selling book Travelin' Man: On the Road and Behind the Scenes with Bob Seger. Tom also photographed a great many shows at the Grande Ballroom and other iconic Detroit-area venues and was frequently hired by artists, record labels, radio stations and venues to shoot at events. Tom spent 10 years teaching photography at the Academy of the Sacred Heart in Bloomfield Hills.
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GARY GRAFF (Editorial Director) is an award-winning music journalist based for the past 40 years in Detroit Rock City. He contributes regularly to Billboard, Media News Group, Ultimate Classic Rock, Consequence of Sound, the Cleveland Plain Dealer, United Stations Radio Networks and other outlets and reports on music weekly for WHQG in Milwaukee. Gary has co-written or edited the books on Bob Seger, Neil Young, Bruce Springsteen and Rock 'n' Roll Myths and was the series editor for the popular MusicHound Essential Album Guide collection. He's also contributed to books about AC/DC, Led Zeppelin, Queen, Fleetwood Mac and Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young. Gary is the co-founder and co-producer of the annual Detroit Music.