Sydney - Emmy Etié
Rock and Roll Shots
George Clinton © Emmy Etié
Petit Vodo © Emmy Etié
The Bellrays, Paris © Emmy Etié
Iggy and the Stooges © Emmy Etié
The Soundtrack of Our Lives © Emmy Etié
Setlist © Emmy Etié
Jacques Higelin © Emmy Etié
Alela Diane © Emmy Etié
Turbonegro © Emmy Etie
SSM, France © Emmy Etie
Nashville Pussy, Paris © Emmy Etie
Frank Black © Emmy Etie
The White Stripes, Rock en Seine (France) © Emmy Etie
Photographer Emmy Etié rocks the Sydney Fringe Festival with Rock and Roll Shots.
The exhibition at Enmore’s Green Room Lounge showcases portrait work and features more than 50 images of rock luminaries including: Iggy and the Stooges, Deniz Tek, The Hoodoo Gurus, PJ Harvey, Frank Black, The Hives and the White Stripes.
In 2007, Etié collated her favourite images to create Rock and Roll Shots an exhibition which toured France in 2007-2008 and now debuts in Australia at the Sydney Fringe Festival. The images in the exhibition have been updated to include recent local work as part of the 2012 Sydney Fringe Festival.
“I am so happy to bring this exhibition to Australia and very pleased to be part of the Sydney Fringe Festival. Some of my favourite photos in this exhibition were shot during my stays in Sydney and it will be fantastic to share them with music and photography fans during the Festival.” Says Etié.
““If you are out on a gig and you see Emmy, you’ll know when she’s going to get her camera out. You see the dawning of the idea come over her face first. It is only then that she starts examining the angles and the ambient light. She hunts down the spot; the perfect spot. A hunter by trade, she works her way into position and waits. She doesn’t fire off a million shots and hope for the best. She waits for that perfect twenty fifth of a second. But don’t take my word for it. Just look at her work. Have you seen that photo of Joan Jett caught mid wink? Genius. If a picture paints a thousand words, she had me hopelessly outgunned already. Emmy chooses nothing except the best thousand words.” says musician Bob Short.
Etié enrolled in photography at Paris’ Gobelins l'École de l'Image, a professional school specialising in advertising photography. She pursued her love of music photography whilst studying, becoming a fixture in the Parisian music scene and a favourite with music promoters who invited her to cover tours from acts including: The Hives, The White Stripes, The Libertines, Placebo and The Mars Volta. Commissioned work from bands, record labels and music press (Rolling Stone France, Crossroads, Rock Sound and Rock One) soon followed. She lives and works in Sydney.
Emmy Etie’s Rock and Roll Shots
7 to 30 September, 2012
2012 Sydney Fringe Festival
Green Room Lounge
156 Enmore Road
Enmore, Sydney - Australia