Classic Rock Photography Exhibit
Photographer Gary Sumner has assembled over 100 of his biggest Classic Rock prints for display (and sale) through the month of July at The Grand House of Photography.
Gary is a local resident here in the North Okanagan. In the late 70’s at the age of 24 Gary became a freelance photographer. His career began to take off travelling and touring with over 100 Classic Rock bands. Gary spent 3 years, (1978-1981) taking pictures throughout North America shooting some of the biggest names in Classic Rock: The Rolling Stones, Elton John, Bowie, Rod Stewart, Kiss, AC DC just to name a few.
Gary eagerly absorbed everything around him, shooting below some of the biggest stages, touring with buses, hotels, on stage, back stage, sound checks with big name acts around North America. This taught him, from the school of hard knox, about lighting and interacting with people. Celebrating 45 years as a freelance photographer Gary has stories to share with you on shooting pictures on stage like, Pete Townsend behind his amps and what was absolutely not allowed to be photographed during songs.
Gallery is open Monday to Saturday, 10am to 5pm.