NEW YORK—In Aaron Stern‘s photographs, concert goers upstage the band. He focuses his lens on the audience and captures the stories in the crowd. His images include isolated moments, collective action and even the sculptural quality of the sound system.
Stern’s photography grew out of his work as a talent booker and event producer. The photographs are on display at the Milk Gallery from Jan. 18-22, 2012, and will be published in “Everyone Must Be Announced,” a coffee table book from Shipley & Halmos.
All photos by Arts Observer
From left, “Coachella Valley Music + Arts Festival,” Coachella, Calif., April 2011; “Phish,” Jones Beach, Long Island, N.Y., August 2010; “The Strokes,” Madison Square Garden, New York, N.Y., April 2011; “Empire of the Sun,” Terminal 5, New York, N.Y., August 2010; “Rock in Rio,” Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, September 2011; “Lollapalooza,” Chicago, Ill., August 2009; “Phoenix,” Madison Square Garden, New York, N.Y., October 2010 (all digital archive prints).
From left, “Empire of the Sun,” Terminal 5, New York, N.Y., August 2010; “Charlotte Gainsbourg,” Webster Hall, New York, N.Y., April 2010; “The Kills,” Don Hill’s, New York, N.Y., March 2011 (all digital archive prints).