'T.V. LIFE' brings together 34 prints of John Van Hamersveld's street photography, covering the 22-year period in his life from 1965 to 1987.



Rolling Stones at Sunset Sound, Hollywood. 1972
Keith Richards lying on the couch at Sunset Sound Studio, Jagger
and producer Jimmy Miller are in the background. The Sunset
Strip billboard for Exile is reflected in the sound studio's glass.
Robert Frank Note. 1972
I photographed this note from Robert Frank who was using his
darkroom to make the photographs for Exile on Main Street.
The album cover parts are in the background.











Muddy Waters at the Ash Grove. 1976
The Rolling Stones copied Muddy Waters act as English rock stars.
He was the ideal of black rhythm and blues for the Stones.
Carrie Fisher Troubled. 1977
I was on a press shoot with a Star Wars merchandiser, he
wanted a portrait of Princess Leia who was in publicity pain..






John Landis. 1977
New West Magazine wanted a John Landis story,
so I caught him in his MCA office in the Valley.

John Hiatt. 1977
John Haitt told me one day - "As a child I weighed 350 pounds". He
wanted to be a punk style rock star. I took him to the Bonaventure
Hotel in downtown Los Angeles, to get something animated about him.

Silver gelatin prints on Ilford fiber paper. Printed by hand at A + I, Hollywood, CA. 20 x 30". Edition of 20 + 4AP's. Signed + numbered verso.
$1950 each.
John consciously explored the camera's power "as a tool for visual poetry", constantly carrying the camera around his neck to take fascinating photographs
of the found -- people, places, and things. These photographs reveal the "social revolution" in John's own life during this distinctive 22-year time frame.


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