I was really stoked to be invited to check out this particular exhibition considering my passion for all things rock music. And for someone trying to hone their skills with a camera, Thanksgiving came early. As part of their 120th anniversary celebrations, Gibson guitars partnered with Vivanta by Taj to put together this unique music-related photo exhibition that displayed pictures of iconic music artists with their Gibson guitars.
Aptly titled Gibson Through a Lens, the exhibition showcased sixty classic photos of guitar heroes like Jimmy Page, Slash, Tommy Iommi, Pete Townshend Angus Young and many more icons of rock music who have wielded Gibson guitars and have made the sound their signature.Put together by music photography archivist - Dave Brolan, Gibson Through the Lens showcases the work of thirty of the world’s most respected rock photographers including Ross Halfin, Neal Preston, Baron Wolman and the late Jim Marshall.
On till the 2nd of December, I sincerely urge every rock music and photography enthusiast to go and check out the exhibition. The pictures that have been captured cover some iconic moments in rock history including Jimmy Page’s performance of Stairway to Heaven with the iconic double necked guitar, Slash’s early pictures from Guns’n’Roses, The Sex Pistols trying out a tune before their gig, Kurt Cobain jumping into the pool with his guitar after the famous Nevermind cover shoot and more. This is definitely something one should not miss. Every photo captures spectacular moments and says so much.
Also on display were some special guitars from Gibson. It took everything I had not to steal a beautiful red coloured Gibson SG that was designed specifically for the 120th anniversary of the brand. A big part of me secretly wished they would be giving it away, but alas. Besides pictures, the evening had Galeej Gurus perform a tight acoustic set.
Gibson Through the Lens is a rather unique exhibition that I have attended. Conveniently located at the Vivanta by Taj on MG Road, the exhibition is on till the 2nd of December. Don’t miss it.