8 October 2014
The first retrospective in Europe devoted to Norman Seeff, with almost 200 pictures portraying the icons of the American cultural scene of the last forty years. Born in South Africa, Seeff emigrated to the United States in 1969, giving up his career as a doctor to pursue his artistic vocation. Shortly after his arrival he was discovered by Bob Cato, one of the most important designers of album covers, and started to take photographs for the records of many American musicians. Later he moved to Los Angeles, where he had been appointed creative director of United Artists Records. In his works Seef unites the care taken over the studio portrait with the spontaneity of his interaction with the subject of the picture. An interaction evident too in the interviews that Seef carried out during his photographic sessions: free-ranging conversations with musical legends like Ray Charles and Johnny Cash that are being presented to the public for the first time in this exhibition.
Norman Seeff, The Look of Sound
Zephyr – Raum für Fotografie!
28 settembre 2014 – 25 gennaio 2015