The other day I had the pleasure of attending the opening ceremonies for the photographic presentation by D. Randall Blythe, lead singer of the crushing band Lamb Of God. It would be held in The Sacred Gallery, a nicely sized space connected to Sacred Tattoo in Chinatown, NYC. Below is the Event Announcement for your reference.
As I am no stranger to this kind of event having done reports on “The Beatles 1964” Photographs and the more recent “Dee Dee Ramone” exhibit, I felt that presenting this event in the same fashion worked best for those readers who are too far away to even hope to come but might want to dole out some cash and order one of the prints. That being said you will find the entire presentation below along with the notes that Randy himself had penned and these are all worth reading. All photographs were done by D. Randall Blythe and the same applies for the words. I’ll return towards the close of the visuals but for now please do enjoy and let these emotive works take your mind elsewhere.
You know him as the voice behind the incendiary Metal might of Lamb Of God and now is your chance to see another side of the talent inside of Mr. D. Randall Blythe in a photographic exhibition entitled “Show Me What You’re Made Of”. The presentation opens this evening at The Sacred Gallery in NYC. I’ve borrowed bits of the Press Copy for your indulgence so please do read on.
Says Blythe about the exhibition:
“I’ve been lucky enough to travel literally around the world several times for my job, and for the last few years I have carried a camera with me everywhere I go. Show Me What You’re Made Of will showcase fine art prints of what I consider to be some of the most striking images that I have collected, both at home and during my travels. The body of work is quite diverse, and in an attempt to highlight that diversity, all the photos will be shown in custom made frames made of reclaimed wood, adding to the individuality of each piece. The frames are made by my friend, Richmond, VA musician Greta Brinkman (former bassist for Moby, The Deborah Harry Band, White Cross, and currently with RVA doom merchants Drug Lord). I am especially pleased to have my first exhibit at Sacred Arts, a gallery with
such a solid connection to my community- the underground music and arts scene. I hope to see as many of you as possible at the opening, so come on out, check out some photography, and be sure to say hi to me and Greta!”
PiercingMetal Thoughts: Randy’s thought process behind the body of work to be seen says enough for me because I find myself doing similar things in my own daily adventures. It’s great to simply carry a camera around with you (and I don’t mean just the one on your phone) but a real one whether it be an SLR or a quality point and shoot. You never know just what you are going to see and wish to document. I am looking forward to this since it lets me see another side of an artist I admire for his Metal accomplishments and whose Instagram account I have enjoyed as well. I linked it below for the rest of you to peruse and follow afterward. I’ll be hitting the opening night ceremony and hoping to be able to present it to you in the same fashion that I did with my Beatles Photographs and Ron English narratives. That style seems to be enjoyed most by the readers who will never be able to be there in person so let’s see what is permitted to happen. Stay tuned.
“Show Me What You’re Made Of” by D. Randall Blythe will run from May 2nd to June 30th. Check the Sacred Gallery website for showcase times and access requirements. They are located at 424 Broadway in NYC.