Photo by G.
Ron Jeremy and Geoffrey Dicker
Ron Jeremy! The “Hedgehog” has starred in over 2000 porn films, has directed close to 300 pornos and has been thought of by many as the greatest porn star of all time! That is a huge (pun intended) accomplishment – especially when you think of how the world secretly watches porn and then publicly condemns it. That didn’t stop Ron Jeremy from being super cool when I met him recently. Though I wanted to get an infamous “rock out with your cock out” photo, the extreme New York heat was a gentle reminder to be grateful for what you’ve got. Thanks Ron for being so cool! You are an inspiration!
Photo by G.
Jack Black and Geoffrey Dicker
The other night, Tenacious G met the lead singer of Tenacious D – Jack Black. Jack was in town to perform Tenacious D’s latest album “The Rise of The Fenix.” After the show, Jack greeted his fans with high fives and those amazing facial expressions that Jack Black is famous for. His band-mate Kyle Goss made a quick bee-line for the tour bus, which I found to be odd, but what can you do. As Jack Black was chatting with the fans, another legend (from a totally different arena) was spotted exiting the building. But that, of course, is a story for another time…
Thanks again Jack! Tenacious MF’in D rock!
Photos and art courtesy of Ray Tucker.
“UNPOSED” by Ray Tucker at Free Candy Art Gallery in Brooklyn from June 30 – July 13, 2012.
New York! Beat the summer heat and see some great photography this weekend at artist Ray Tucker’s debut solo exhibit.
The opening reception for “Unposed” by Ray Tucker will take place at Free Candy (located at 905 Atlantic Avenue in Brooklyn) on June 30, 2012 at 4 PM.
Photo by Ray Tucker
The show “Unposed” features subjects who were unaware they were being photographed. The images offer us an opportunity to reflect on the beauty of strangers and remind us that we are at our most beautiful when we aren’t trying. They have been framed with various distinctive colors intended to reference the diversity, and compliment the vibrant personalities and unique styles distributed among the public. Much like in life, some colors in the collection are found more commonly than others. UNPOSED is a visual feast for people-watchers and an equally satisfying dish for art lovers alike.
“Unposed” by Ray Tucker runs through July 13, 2012. Don’t miss it!
Photo by G.
Little Steven and Geoffrey Dicker
At a crowded art opening, I ran into Little Steven Van Zandt. He was making a bee line for the door when I asked for a photo op. He advised that if I took the photo as he was walking it was ok. The above photo is not going to win any photography awards, but I kind of do like the tuft of blonde hair that you can see in the very left of the photo. Thanks Steven! Keep rockin’!
Photos by G.
Simon LeBon and Geoffrey Dicker
There are some things you never get over and this is one of those things for me. I’ve been a fan of Duran Duran for all of my adult life (dating back to my childhood) and their music has been a constant source of inspiration for me for 30 years. Did I just say that out loud?! To think that I met Jane Fonda, whose film “Barbarella” inspired the name of this band a few weeks ago, and now this, sort of makes my head explode with delight! I’ve seen and met Duran Duran a bunch of times over the years, but all in the “pre-camera” days. June 20, 2012 brought my “Dur-man-ie” fandom into the new millennium as I was able to get photos with the Fab Four! Duran Duran is notorious (pun intended) for getting mobbed by hordes of ‘Duranies’ and one thing that I think is so cool of them (in the experiences I’ve had over the years) is that they try and be as accommodating as possible to their fans in the form of signing autographs, chatting with die-hards, giving hugs and taking photos.
Nick Rhodes and Geoffrey Dicker
I meet a lot of celebrities, rock stars and artists and few are as iconic to me as Duran Duran. I cannot express my gratitude enough to Simon LeBon, Nick Rhodes, John Taylor and Roger Taylor for an experience I will cherish forever!
John Taylor and Geoffrey Dicker
It was John Taylor’s birthday and I wished him a happy birthday prior to this photo being taken. He thanked me and was very nice as were the other guys. Considering the mob-scene, I think I made out alright.
Roger Taylor and Geoffrey Dicker
For once in my life, I am speechless, so I will leave it at “WOW!” and “Thank you Duran Duran for making my life so much better!” Words cannot even express how much I love you. Thank you! Thank You! Thank You!