Andrew Kent is an acclaimed photographer who created many of the most iconic images of 1970's rock superstars including Freddie Mercury, Elton John, Jim Morrison, KISS, Iggy Pop, and Frank Zappa. Undoubtedly, Kent's most important collaboration was with David Bowie from 1975 through 1978. The trust Kent developed with Bowie allowed the music legend to put his guard down resulting in many unusually candid moments documented.
Kent was a staff photographer for Capitol Records, Atlantic Records, and A&M Records. He was also a staff photographer with Creem, Circus, and Rock magazines. Kent's photography has been featured prominently in publications including Rolling Stone, Vanity Fair, Playboy, Time, Newsweek, Q, and Mojo. Kent's photos are featured on the covers for albums including Iggy Pop's "Lust For Life" and KISS's "Alive II".
Presently Kent lives in Sun Valley, Idaho pursuing more leisurely interests that include skiing, fly fishing, and motorcycles.
Cameron Crowe is an actor, author, director, producer, screenwriter and journalist. Before moving into the film industry, Crowe was a contributing editor at Rolling Stone magazine, for which he still frequently writes.
Crowe has made his mark with character-driven, personal films that have been generally hailed as refreshingly original and devoid of cynicism. Michael Walker in The New York Times called Crowe "something of a cinematic spokesman for the post-baby boom generation" because his first few films focused on that specific age group, first as high schoolers and then as young adults making their way in the world.
Crowe's debut screenwriting effort, Fast Times at Ridgemont High, grew out of a book he wrote while posing for one year undercover as a student at Clairemont High School in San Diego, California. Later, he wrote and directed one more high school saga, Say Anything, and then Singles, a story of Seattle twentysomethings that was woven together by a soundtrack centering on that city's burgeoning grunge music scene. Crowe landed his biggest hit, though, with Jerry Maguire. After this, he was given a green light to go ahead with a pet project, the autobiographical effort Almost Famous. Centering on a teenage music journalist on tour with an up-and-coming band, it gave insight to his life as a 15-year-old writer for Rolling Stone. For his screenplay, he won an Academy Award. Also in late 1999, Crowe released his second book, Conversations with Wilder, a question and answer session with the director.
Neal Preston was, and still is, is one of the lucky few allowed inside, behind the velvet rope, touring with superstars and capturing the entire experience on film. His body of work spans almost 4 decades, and his photographs document many of the music industry's most important moments.
Although best known in rock circles as Led Zeppelin's U.S. tour photographer in the mid-1970's, he has worked closely with rock royalty such as The Who, Bruce Springsteen, Queen, David Bowie, Fleetwood Mac, Madonna, and countless other luminaries.
For years, his photographs have appeared in every conceivable media outlet: countless covers and pages of world-class magazines and newspapers (Rolling Stone, People, Time, Newsweek), books, television shows (as a key contributor to VH-1's "Behind the Music"), feature films and documentaries ("Almost Famous," "Laurel Canyon"), Broadway show programs and billboards, and live CD and DVD covers (Springsteen, Madonna, Fleetwood Mac, Kiss).
In May of 2006 Preston exhibited his music photography for the first time ever, at the Morrison Hotel Gallery in New York City (the gallery currently represents Preston exclusively for exhibition print sales). Since then, Preston's photos have gone on to be shown at such varied institutions as the Smithsonian Museum, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and Wembley Stadium.