Rock and Awe: Kevin Mazur’s “A Tribute to Rock & Roll” Exhibit at The Americana at Brand

A longtime lensman captures the essence of rock and roll

It might be a bit too hot this weekend to contemplate a leather jacket, but pop into the Schott NYC store at The Americana at Brand and direct your gaze slightly above the gorgeous smelling leathers. There you will see behind-the-scenes rocker photos (never before published) taken by Kevin Mazur. Mazur has been snapping backstage, in front of the stage, and on the road with bands for nearly thirty years and has curated twenty shots for the exhibit. An opening reception last night drew people like Foo Fighters guitarist Pat Smear, Mr. Brainwash, actor William Fichtner, and photogs from all over the city who tried not to spill drinks or drop marinara on the cool leather coats. There are snaps of Kurt Cobain, KISS, Willie Nelson, Axl Rose, Jimmy Page, Sting, and Ozzy Osbourne to name a few. The photos are on view at Schott NYC at The Americana at Brand until April 19th. And if a photo tickles your fancy, you can purchase it at Rock Paper Photo.