Photographer exhibiting pictures of musicians like Bob Dylan, David Bowie

Bobby Talamine's work will be on display at the Marshall Gardner Art Center in Gary.

A Chesterton resident has spent his life photographing thousands of musicians, including legends like Bob Dylan, David Bowie and Johnny Cash.

Bobby Talamine estimates he has taken pictures of more than 3,500 artists such as Paul McCartney, Pink Floyd, The Pet Shop Boys, Tool and Slipknot at concerts over the course of his career.

Now he's exhibiting 50 framed photographers of some of his best work in Gary's Miller neighborhood.

"Not Fade Away: Music Photography by Bobby Talamine" opens Aug. 4 at the Marshall J. Gardner Center for the Arts, 540 S Lake St., and will run through Aug. 27. All the pieces on display will be available for sale. 

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“My love of photography and music came together in my early teens," Talamine said. "The first concert I ever photographed was Led Zeppelin in 1975. I’m a self-taught photographer, my love of music drove me to continually improve my image making. I didn’t know anyone in the music business. I simply had the determination to capture the energy and excitement of hearing and seeing the best music from the best musicians. Many of the artists I photographed and included in this exhibit are now deceased, such as Jerry Garcia, Johnny Cash and David Bowie.”

An opening reception is planned from 6 to 9 p.m. on Aug. 4. He'll be present to answer questions.

The gallery in a former pharmacy on Miller's main drag is open from 6 to 9 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday.

For more information, visit www.millerbeacharts.org or call 773-822-8086.


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