PLASA 2018: The Lightpower Collection visits Olympia
Tuesday, 4 September 2018
frankfurt-165-copySome of Neal Preston’s photographs exhibited in Frankfurt at Prolight+Sound 2018
UK - The career of rock photographer Neal Preston spans more than 40 years. He has built up an extensive body of work from Alice Cooper to Frank Zappa, from Led Zeppelin to Queen, on and off the stage.
His work forms the core of the Lightpower Collection of Rock ‘n’ Roll photography and cover art - a collection born out of a company culture with a passion for collecting Rock’n’Roll art.
For the past four years, the Lightpower Collection has toured worldwide with In the Eye of the Rock ’n’ Roll Hurricane, an exhibition which shows the body of Preston’s work. In it are more than 70 of his iconic pictures: legendary album covers, views behind the scenes, moments that made history – the essence of rock and concert touring that has dominated out industry since the late ‘60s.
Now it is PLASA’s turn to proudly present a fine selection from the Lightpower Collection which honours and celebrates those legends in the limelight, while returning something to those who worked hard in the background to make this all happen.
Neal Preston’s fine art prints are highly sought after by collectors worldwide, and all proceeds from Lightpower Collection sales go to Behind the Scenes and Backup, foundations that provide relief for event technicians in need.
The exhibition has already been enthusiastically received by visitors to the Montreux Jazz Festival, LDi in Las Vegas, LLB in Stockholm and Musikmesse in Frankfurt. “The UK has always been a massive source and host of live music with many great international bands hailing from there, and plenty of iconic venues,” says Lightpower Collection’s owner, Ralph-Jörg Wezorke.
“To bring this exhibition to PLASA London is a fabulous opportunity to showcase some of those legends to an audience who understand its origins from the roots up. A special thanks to PLASA and Ambersphere for inviting and supporting us, and enabling us to support these important charities.”
Some of Preston’s photographs will also be exhibited at the Knight of Illumination Awards on 16 September in London’s Eventim Apollo in Hammersmith.
(Jim Evans)

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