The first album I owned, back in ’84, was a double cassette of the Village People. I loved it. Then, I discovered the likes of Iron Maiden, Motley Crue, Def Leppard, Judas Priest, Scorpions, Metallica and Megadeth. They were the first bands to start, what I now understand as an insatiable thirst for music. An un-killable desire to find enjoyment through the art of sound.
Sure, I like other forms of music such as jazz, blues, rock, and even a bit of pop–but, heavy metal has always been the keystone.
Prior to the heavy discovery, I was predisposed to my mothers Jonny Cash, Kenny Rogers and Dolly Parton records. Each was on constant rotation and were very rarely played quietly. If they neighbours were not fans, they were forced to subscribe, or move home.
I’ve had the good fortune to interview and photograph some of the world’s biggest musicians and have my work published in a variety of magazines and websites across the globe. It’s something I’m very proud of and love doing it beyond words.
Today, one my all time favourite bands, Megadeth, featured a photograph I took of them during a recent show in Sydney, Australia, on their tour page.