Red Bull Curates: Ross Halfin 2 December 21 December 2013   Gardel’s Bar at Porteø±o 358 Cleveland Street, Surry Hills …


Red Bull Curates: Ross Halfin

2 December 21 December 2013  
Gardel’s Bar at Porteø±o
358 Cleveland Street, Surry Hills NSW  
Showing a selection of 60 images.

A selection of Ross Halfin’s work will also be on display in 12 small bars around Australia.

Earl’s Juke Joint, 7 King Street, Newtown
The Anchor, 8 Campbell Parade, Bondi Beach
Vasco, 421 Cleveland Street, Surry Hills NSW

The Attic at Black Pearl, 304 Brunswick Street, Fitzroy VIC
Kodiak Club, 272 Brunswick Street, Fitzroy VIC
The Beaufort, 421 Rathdowne Street, Carlton VIC

The Bowery, 676 Ann Street, Fortitude Valley QLD
The Lark, 1/267 Given Terrace, Paddington QLD
Lefty’s Old Time Music Hall, 15 Caxton Street, Brisbane QLD

399 Bar, 399 William Street, Perth WA
Ezra Pound, 189 William Street, Williams Lane, Northbridge WA
Helvetica, Rear 101 St Georges Terrace, Perth WA


Keith Richards

Media Release

Ross Halfin was a “face” on the London music circuit as a freelance photographer when revolutionary bands such as The Clash, the Sex Pistols, The Specials, Led Zeppelin, Iron Maiden and The Jam electrified the capital’s gig scene.

“He’s a damn fine photographer.”
Jimmy Page, Led Zeppelin

“Ross has developed his own inimitable style and today is one of the most well renowned rock photographers.”
Steve Harris, Iron Maiden

The limited edition works span four decades and legendary subjects, including Led Zeppelin, The Who and Black Sabbath. Each of the 12 bars has chosen 10 images to exhibit, in collaboration with Halfin, that best represent their venues.

The images will rotate and be exhibited until the end of the year at Sydney bars Earl’s Juke Joint, The Anchor and Vasco; Melbourne bars The Attic at Black Pearl, Kodiak Club and The Beaufort; Brisbane bars The Bowery, The Lark, and Lefty’s Old Time Music Hall and Perth’s 399 Bar, Ezra Pound and Helvetica. All images on display at the bars and grand exhibition are available for purchase.

Despite starting out as a freelance photographer as the punk scene happened, deep down Halfin remained in thrall to the louder-than-life bands who had moulded his own adolescence “” The Who, Led Zeppelin, Free, Black Sabbath. In 1981 he decided to shine a spotlight on their young acolytes by co-founding Kerrang!, Europe’s first dedicated Hard Rock magazine.

When a new generation of young bands emerged “” among them Guns N’ Roses, Metallica, Def Leppard and Mø¶tley Crø¼e “” within the worlds of hard rock and heavy metal, Halfin’s iconic imagery made him almost as (in)famous as the acts he immortalised.

These days Ross Halfin travels the planet capturing tomorrow’s history today for album and magazine covers, advertising campaigns and award shows: recent clients include Kings of Leon, Foo Fighters, Aerosmith, Metallica, Queens Of The Stone Age and Led Zeppelin. In addition to curating acclaimed photographic exhibitions worldwide, he has edited several books of his own about artists such as Led Zeppelin, Jimi Hendrix, Metallica and The Who.







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