I recently had the amazing opportunity to meet and talk with John Rowlands. John is an iconic rock and roll photographer – and we met at where else – a rock concert. Within two minutes of speaking to him at Kemptville Live I knew that I wanted to take this legend’s Headshot.
John and I had lunch before heading to my studio for the afternoon. He was so accommodating allowing me to photograph him.
I still don’t know how all this happened but it was one of the most memorable things I have ever done. He is not only an interesting person he is also one of the nicest and most sincere despite his fame.
There are so many personal stories of famous people. He speaks of some of the great people he has photographed.
Gordon Lightfoot, Brenda Lee, David Bowie, Elvis. He spoke about them like he had a conversation with them just yesterday. All this never with any sign of his own stardom.
John, thank you for allowing me to spend some time with you. To hear your stories. To learn what I did about your life as a legendary rock and roll photographer and to dream a little. I also thank you for your gift of an original photograph of John Fogerty signed with the ‘fluke’ and all. Like you said – let’s keep in touch.
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