As the music industry waits for a time when touring can return and fans can gather to celebrate the music of their favorite artists again, Steel Panther has started a charitable endeavor to help support concert photographers that have been sidelined since the COVID-19 pandemic began. Aside from venues, promoters, support staff and patrons, concert photographers have had no performances to cover since March 2020. Steel Panther has partner with seven of its longtime collaborators to curate a virtual photo exhibition of each individual’s work for a two-week period. Fans can purchase exclusive prints that were hand-picked by the band and photographers in various configurations, with the profits going to help each photographer during this touring shutdown.
All images are available as a premium matte poster, framed print or framed canvas with prices starting as low as $24.99. The photo exhibition is available to see and purchase at https://steelpantherrocks.com/pages/sex-jpgs-rock-n-roll.
“You see them all the time,” the band said. “They block your view for the first 3 songs and you may even kick them in the back of the head while crowd surfing, but these unsung heroes never complain or kick you back. These photographers have been friends of Steel Panther for a while and we decided for all they have done for us, this was the least we can do. So grab your fancy berets and prepare to learn a thing or two from Steel Panther photography exhibit ‘Sex, JPEGS and Rock & Roll.’ Admission is free so don’t be cheap and buy something to support these artists.”
To coincide with the launch of each gallery, an individual band member will interview the photographer about their work and memories from covering Steel Panther, and allow fans to interact with them when time permits. The first gallery will be by photographer Niall Fennessy, who has been following the band for years. Drummer Stix Zadinia sat down with Niall for a chat, and the conversation is available online at https://steelpantherrocks.com/pages/sex-jpgs-rock-n-roll. A new gallery will be available for fans to peruse and purchase and every two weeks.
The schedule of photographers is:
Feb. 1: Niall Fennessy – interviewed by Stix
Feb. 15: Joe Lester – interviewed by Satchel
March 1: Richard Booth – interviewed by Satchel
March 15: Evil Robb – interviewed by Michael
March 29: Pamela Sprenger – interviewed by Lexxi
April 12: Charlie Steffens – interviewed by Michael
April 26: David Jackson – interviewed by Stix
More information for all things Steel Panther can be found at www.steelpantherrocks.com.