Steel Panther is shining a light on some of the most important members of the music industry, and some of the most hard-hit members of the industry, concert photographers. The campaign “Sex, Jpegs And Rock & Roll” will benefit photographers they have worked with in the past, with a bi-weekly virtual exhibition and a chance for fans to buy an exclusive set of photos with prints for sale. The band has partnered with seven of their longtime collaborators to curate a virtual photo exhibition of each individual’s work for a 2-week period. Each photographer has captured the band with their lens at various points of their career. The series includes one of Ghost Cult’s longest-serving photogs: Evil Robb (website here). Fans can purchase exclusive prints that were hand-picked by the band and photographers in various configurations with the profits going to help each photographer during this touring shutdown. All images are available as a Premium Matte Poster, Framed Print or Framed Canvas with prices starting as low as $24.99. The photo exhibition will be available to see and purchase here:
To coincide with the launch of each gallery, an individual band member will interview the photographer about their work, any memories from covering Steel Panther, and allow fans to interact with them when time permits. The first gallery will be by legendary photographer Niall Fennessy who has been following the band for years. Drummer Stix Zadinia will sit down with Niall at 12:00PM PST on February 1st for a chat. The conversation will be available online afterwards and fans can go to: https://steelpantherrocks.com/pages/sex-jpgs-rock-n-roll to check out the conversation. A new gallery will be available for fans to peruse and purchase and every 2 weeks.
The schedule for photographers is:
Feb 1: Niall Fennessy – interviewed by Stix
Feb 15: Joe Lester – interviewed by Satchel
Mar 1: Richard Booth – interviewed by Satchel
Mar 15: Evil Robb – interviewed by Michael
Mar 29: Pamela Sprenger – interviewed by Lexxi
Apr 12: Charlie Steffens – interviewed by Michael
Apr 26: David Jackson – interviewed by Stix
“You see them all the time. They block your view for the first 3 songs and you may even kick them in the back of the head while crowd surfing, but these unsung heroes never complain or kick you back. These photographers have been friends of Steel Panther for a while and we decided for all they have done for us, this was the least we can do. So grab your fancy berets and prepare to learn a thing or two from Steel Panther photography exhibit Sex, JPEGS and Rock & Roll. Admission is free so don’t be cheap and buy something to support these artists.”
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