There’s an eternally youthful aspect to Peter Frampton. Doesn’t matter that he’s shed his flowing locks (or did they shed him?)… Anyway, be that as it may…. He’s truly a young spirit. He’s got that part down.
I like this shot because it appears he’s ensconced in his throne, hand on sceptre, surveying his kingdom. The King of the Blues. For the first time, however, I won’t show a shot of BB playing and mugging; he was so expressive with both hands and face…because he’s no longer the BB of old, folks. I guess we’ll all get there, but it was shocking to see the change since last time. He’s still BB, he just doesn’t have the same capabilities. However, All Hail the King. Reputation and 86 years of accomplishment count for a lot.
This has been a great year for photographing performers who had remained unshot (by me)….yes, I do have a List of Unshot Living Greats. There aren’t too many left…Springsteen, McCartney, Radiohead …who else? Anyway, she was, as they say, worth the wait. Hasn’t lost a thing.
Well, here we are in 2012! Some things, and people, never seem to change…Like the beaming smile of Willie Nelson straight into the camera. Yeah, Happy New Year, Willie! …and Happy 2012 to everyone. Let’s see if those ancient Mayans were/are right….and let’s hope not. We’ll see, won’t we.