The one and only – Jim Lea
It was recently a privilege to attend a `one-off` event in the Midlands for a rare appearance of Jim Lea of Slade.
The original band member, who co-wrote all their music over 25 years, was making only his second official public appearance on a stage since 1991 to launch his recently released DVD.
Jim was not scheduled to play due to his ongoing health problems, and the afternoon was officially a Q & A event. However, as the event was coming to a close, he popped off stage “to get something”, and returned with his Fender plugged in!
So a chance to photograph (and video) one of my musical heroes of all time, and despite the limited make-do camera angles between heads and excited fists, I managed to get a few memorable images from something that will probably never happen again. One of my images is in fact on Jim`s website (used with permission).
A world away from photography from Hides and sitting for hours on the cliffs of Gower, this has to be one of the highlights for me of 2017.
all content and images (c) russ myners 2017