Lessner To Release Classic Photos
September 9, 2008 at 1:07 PM (PT)
Acclaimed photographer and beloved PHILLY promotion vet MICHAEL LESSNER will release some of his most memorable color photography taken during a five year period from 1971-1976 while LESSNER was working for PHILADELPHIA's leading Alternative newspaper, THE DRUMMER. During that era, LESSNER shot every major performer in concert, predominantly at the legendary PHILADELPHIA SPECTRUM.
His images include LED ZEPPELIN, ROLLING STONES, GEORGE HARRISON, FRANK SINARRA, ELVIS PRESLEY, QUEEN, BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN, PINK FLOYD, ROD STEWART, YES, GENESIS, JOHN LENNON, DAVID BOWIE, PAUL MCCARTNEY, JETRHO TULL and many others.
Most of the images are unseen and have never been published. The archive will be represented by rock merchandiser and producer DENNY SOMACH, and will spawn a large format book, limited edition prints, web assets and licensing. "We are very excited to be representing MICHAEL's body of work, which has taken on new significance since it was announced recently that the SPECTRUM will be imploded next year to make way for a new entertainment complex,” said SOMACH.
LESSNER is currently Director of Promotions at LIVE NATION/ELECTRIC FACTORY CONCERTS based in PHILADELPHIA. He previously held executive positions at CAPITOL RECORDS. MOTOWN and SBK after beginning his career as a concert photographer.