The Behind the Scenes booth at the recent NAMM Show proved to be a hit once again for fans of Neal Preston’s iconic Rock’n’Roll photography. The exhibit was made possible by the generosity of the Lightpower Collection. Lightpower, founded in 1978 in Germany, is an internationally established distributor for stage and studio lighting equipment. The Lightpower Collection was born out of a company culture with a passion for collecting Rock’n’Roll art. The collection features photography and album cover artwork from many of the world’s greatest photographers and designers. Neal Preston’s Rock’n’Roll photography represents the core of this collection and comprises over seventy large-format original fine art prints.
At the show, Ralph-Jörg Wezorke, founder of Lightpower and the Collection, continued their ongoing support of Behind the Scenes by presenting a check for $11,800 to BTS Executive Director Lori Rubinstein. Upon presenting the check, Ralph stated “Lightpower and I are very happy to be able to support Behind the Scenes and give back to those who make up this fabulous industry. It’s a real pleasure to bring Neal’s work to such an appreciative audience.”
Lori Rubinstein commented, “We are so grateful to Ralph and the Lightpower Collection for their incredible support of our mission and for the amazing gift of having Neal’s extraordinary work in our booth. We had long lines each day to have Neal sign books and posters and the joy the pictures brought to attendees was absolutely palpable.”
Neal Preston is one of the most highly respected photographers in the history of the music business and his legendary images include some of the most memorable ever made of rock’s most iconic stars. Neal’s client list is a virtual who’s-who of rock royalty and his archive is regarded as one of the music industry’s most extensive and significant photo collections.
The Behind the Scenes charity provides entertainment technology professionals who are seriously ill or injured with grants that may be used for basic living and medical expenses. For more information about Behind the Scenes, to donate, or to apply for a grant, visit www.behindthescenescharity.org.