DANNY CLINCH PHOTO EXHIBIT HONORS SPRINGSTEEN’S BIRTHDAY (REPOST FROM 2009)
Originally published Sept. 24, 2009….
Thirty-nine primarily never-before-seen photographs of Bruce Springsteen at locations around New Jersey are the focus of “Be True,” the rock and roll photography exhibit that celebrates the music icon.
Curated by Tim Donnelly, the compelling, seemingly alive images, deep and engaging – most in black and white – were taken by Danny Clinch, Springsteen’s friend and photographer of the past 10 years.
“We got a call from a London-based gallery asking us to put together an exhibit of Springsteen images,” said Donnelly, who is also a music journalist. “We looked at each other and said ‘London? ‘This needs to be done in Asbury Park for Bruce’s birthday’.”
Clinch, a photojournalist who has worked with Pearl Jam and many others, shot the cover for Bruce’s “The Rising,” and “Working on a Dream” albums and directed Bruce’s “Devils and Dust” video.
“The Garden State locations that serve as the inspiration for ‘Be True’ range from Springsteen’s home studio in New Jersey horse country, Fort Monmouth, the soon to be demolished Giants Stadium and such iconic Asbury Park locations such as the Stone Pony, Paramount Theater, Convention Hall and boardwalk,” said Donnelly. “We asked Bruce how he felt if we did this and his response was ‘Go for it’.”
For more about Clinch, visit DannyClinch.com. Read more here:
- The Coaster and TheBPlot’s exclusive story about the making of the “We Take Care of Our Own” video in Asbury Park here.
- Why Springsteen is an “honorary lesbian” here.
- Interview with Springsteen’s biographer here.