West Hollywood, CA
Photos by Karen Ostlund
LEGENDARY PHOTOGRAPHER CHRIS CUFFARO RETURNS WITH NEW EXHIBIT GREATEST HITS: MARTINI RANCH
Exhibit is open Labor Day Weekend and runs through September 7 at Mr Musichead Gallery in West Hollywood
|Photographer Chris Cuffaro at opening, Aug.30|
Intimate, Behind The Scenes Photographs Celebrate 30th Anniversary Of James Cameron’s Music Video “REACH” Starring Bill Paxton & Andrew Todd From Progressive New Wave Band Martini Ranch
All Star Cast Featured Includes Kathryn Bigelow, Paul Reiser, Judge Reinhold, Adrian Pasdar, Bud Cort, Mark Rolston, Lance Henriksen, Brian Thompson, Phillip Granger, Jenette Goldstein, Bobby Brat Among Others
Legendary photographer Chris Cuffaro, widely renowned for his prolific 35+ year career capturing the cultural zeitgeist, presented his new exhibit Greatest Hits: Martini Ranch running September 7 at Mr Musichead Gallery in West Hollywood, California.
|(left)James Cameron at Mr.Musichead|
The exhibit features intimate, behind-the-scenes photographs celebrating the 30th anniversary of director James Cameron’s music video “REACH ,” starring late actor Bill Paxton and Andrew Todd from progressive new wave band Martini Ranch, then signed to Warner Bros. Records. The post-apocalyptic feminist western, which presents a Mad Max version of the American West, was produced by Tom Huckabee and Bill Paxton.
The All-Star cast includes Kathryn Bigelow, Paul Reiser, Judge Reinhold, Adrian Pasdar, Bud Cort, Mark Rolston, Lance Henricksen, Brian Thompson, Phillip Granger, Jenette Goldstein and Bobbi Brat among others.
Comments Cuffaro: “I have to say this was the music video shoot that gave me the directing bug. Watching James Cameron work was fucking brilliant. He could do everyone’s job on a set. He was crazy in all the right ways. Bill really made the shoot fun & everyone was really into giving their best.”
Cuffaro, who had free reign during the two-day “REACH” shoot, will unveil on set portraits, behind-the-scenes photos, proof sheets and never-before-seen images, with more than 80 prints on display. Considered to be among the most respected and accomplished entertainment industry photographers, Cuffaro’s catalog has consistently been ahead of the curve, with iconic photos depicting the most relevant musicians, actors, athletes and personalities of the last three decades. He brings a whole new level of emotional depth and human rawness to the art form, while always capturing and magnetizing the moment.
Cuffaro has worked with a succession of top talent including pop icon George Michael, the legendary Iggy Pop and groundbreaking bands such as Jane’s Addiction, Pearl Jam, The Red Hot Chili Peppers and Nirvana. He’s also shot live and studio images for Elvis Costello, No Doubt, Fiona Apple, Henry Rollins, Soundgarden and Scott Weiland among numerous others.
Mr Musichead Gallery, located at 7420 Sunset Blvd. in West Hollywood.
The Greatest Hits: Martini Ranch exhibit is open to the public til September 7.
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