Neal Preston is one of the most prolific and highly regarded rock photographers of all time. EXHILARATED AND EXHAUSTED is a complete retrospective of an incredible career spanning almost 50 years. Produced in collaboration with Neal, with unrestricted access to his legendary archive – considered one of music’s most extensive and significant photography collections. A who’s who of rock royalty, this stunning book of over 300 photographs is a breathtaking visual feast and fascinating memoir – glimpses of life backstage, stressful deadlines, a 47-year-case of permanent jet-lag, live performances, post-performance highs and lows, photo shoots gone awry and outtakes – many photos which have never been seen before – are accompanied by incredible personal accounts of touring with giants of rock and roll, Led Zeppelin, The Who and Queen. Racing from gig to gig, losing police escorts; sleazy motels, groupies, egos, frighteningly high alcohol and drug intake levels, hours spent traveling, never-ending offers of sex and drugs in return for backstage passes.
Neal‘s photographs vibrate with a palpable intensity. As close friend, Cameron Crowe, observes in his foreword: “These images live on. You can feel the music, the audience, the desperate need to find a place in the world, all of it in these photos because they were curated by the guy who felt it all when he pressed the button on the camera.”
On Saturday, December 7th from 6 to 9 PM inside the Morrison Hotel Gallery at The Sunset Marquis Hotel – Open to the public – no charge to attend – Neal preston will be on site to sign purchased copies of the book. For those who can’t attend, you can purchase the book online: HERE.
Some of the amazing capture you’ll see include: