~MIKE D/PETER SUTHERLAND
PHOTO: STANLEY LUMAX, ATM GALLERY, NYC. NOV 21, 2008.
MIKE D, of the BEASTIE BOYS, at right, with artist, photographer, filmmaker, poet, book publisher, man-of-the-moment, and soccer player & snowboarder – PETER SUTHERLAND at the opening of PETER SUTHERLAND’S debut solo show, ‘BLAME IT ON THE DOG’, ATM GALLERY, (Nov 21, 2008 – Jan 10, 2009) – still up thru this Sat Jan 10, 2009 !!!
This wonderful wide angle photo was snapped by lensman/photographer STANLEY LUMAX, who happens to be a friend of Peter Sutherland’s, and luckily !! took some pix – at the opening !!
you can see Mr. Lumax’s wonderful photo portfolio on his website: STONEFACE PHOTOGRAPHY !!
STANLEY LUMAX at the PETER SUTHERLAND OPENING, ‘BLAME IT ON THE DOG’, ATM GALLERY,
NOV 21, 2008
PHOTO: NANCY SMITH
on a personal note: Peter’s opening was awesome, esp. in terms of all the talent, in the form of his wide circle of friends and professional acquaintances who dropped by, to wish him well. Peter, himself is a great great guy – kind of a big friendly and super talented, sensitive bear. A real live-wire talent-wise, he is a pretty quiet and very low-key kind of guy in person. BUT, for me the opening was a little nerve racking, so many young and already professionally, esp commercially – accomplished photographers and graphic designers in the room – !! – it was a little intimidating to break the ice – but more, they all asked to see the photo of themselves I had just snapped – which has got to be the highest form of critical pressure – the one from your peers !! – enough, to make any steel-nerved person with a camera pointed in someone’s face shiver !! but all his guests, were just as cool, as Peter himself: In fact, it was super cool – when they all said, individually, – “nice photo”. It sort of made the art world paparazzi job worthwhile – at least, for the momento !!
p.s. PETER SUTHERLAND contacted us recently, via his “mobile hand held device” – his blackberry – he said, he is away – snowboarding UTAH !!