"I wanted to take some photos of Ed Roeser from URGE OVERKILL, but he was acting dismissive and jerky toward me. Louise walked up to him and said 'This guy's great, you're going to want him to take your picture.' This shot was taken on the way down the gangplank as they ran offstage at an incredibly successful performance at Glasto. I yelled at them from below and they leaned over the railing and yelled back at me. "
From 1992-2000 and from 2002-2007 Johnny Riggs worked as a DJ at Baltimore/Washington's leading alternative rock radio station, WHFS (and on XM Radio from 2000-2002). He was also in the band Cinnamon Toast.
Being in a band and also a popular DJ at a beloved area radio station gave him access to a wide range of "alternative" (#whateverthatmeans) artists. Equipped with a Polaroid Captiva, he used that access to take these. He has been shooting Polaroids since he was 7 years old.
Unmounted. Signed. Somerset Velvet Fine Arts Print.
From FACED by Johnny Riggs. A photo exhibit from Atomic Books' Eightbar, running from June 6 - July 31, 2014.
Note: Prints will be available after the closing of the show at the end of July 2014.