Danny Clinch Makes Waves with 'Walls of Sound'
The opening reception for legendary music photographer Danny Clinch’s retrospective exhibition Walls of Sound was almost like a concert itself; hundreds of music and photography lovers converging in front of photographs their favorite artists.
Bjork, Tupac, Beastie Boys, David Byrne, Bruce Springsteen, James Brown and other music greats met the gazes of the attendees, each portraying an intimacy that is the hallmark of Danny Clinch’s work. A selection of his most recognized conic work was presented along with never before seen images that surprised even the biggest fan of Clinch’s work. A large scale collage mural, called the Festival Wall, was curated by Danny and shows hundred of snapshots from the music festivals that Danny has documented. An installation of his festival passes works in tandem with this wall, showing the depth and quantity of this incredible archive.
Clinch told Milk Made during the opening that this show, and it’s accompanying book release Still Moving, was something of an extreme labor of love. “I spent 25 hours on this wall alone” he says as he nods toward a gargantuan photo collage occupying the back wall of the Milk Gallery. “It’s been real great working on this show,” he continued, “it’s turning out better than I ever could have hoped for.” We couldn’t agree more, Danny.
Walls of Sound: Photographs by Danny Clinch – A Milk Gallery Project presented by Aether Cones – is on exhibit at Milk Gallery from 4th of March till 5th if April 2015. Check out our interview with Clinch here.
Photography by Zlatko Batistich.