Josh Cheuse is a photographer at the legendary Morrison Hotel Gallery, who showcase some of the greatest music snaps in the world. Right now, his exhibition “Grooving Years: The Photography of Josh Cheuse” is running at the gallery, and we have a selection of images (with background notes from Josh) for you to see. Gallery owner Peter Blachley says: “Josh Cheuse has a style. A photographic style which comes from perseverance, talent and luck.” For more information and prints, see Morrison Hotel Gallery.
Josh Cheuse is a photographer at the legendary Morrison Hotel Gallery, who showcase some of the greatest music snaps in the world. Right now, his exhibition “Grooving Years: The Photography of Josh Cheuse” is running at the gallery. The shots are sublime, like this one of The Clash’s Joe Strummer from 1985. The images include notes from Josh.
Beastie Boys at Long Beach, Long Island, 1985. “This was the video shoot for she’s on it. We all slept on Rick Rubin’s mom’s floor the night before the shoot.”
Beastie Boys in the parking lot across from Danceteria, 1984. “Kate Schellenbach was the drummer at the time.”
Terry Hall of The Specials, Soundcheck at The Pier New York City, 1981. 1981 was also the year that the band released the single ‘Ghost Town’. The track was a Number One hit and was named as Single Of The Year by NME.
Big Audio Dynamite in West London, 1984. “Mick Jones formed the group with filmmaker Don Letts after being fired from The Clash. They were influential in their use of samples.”
Rick Rubin in his New York apartment, 1986. Producer Rubin has worked with artists including Beastie Boys, Slayer, Public Enemy, Johnny Cash and Red Hot Chili Peppers.
Joe Strummer In Wales. “A dawn stroll after a session for the Pogues Hell’s Ditch at Rockfield Studios, 1990.”
Madonna’s first ever performance at Danceteria, 1985. “Haoui Montaug had a cabaret once a month and he would pay you 20 bucks to perform. I think she did ‘Everybody’.”
The Clash live at Bonds International Casino in Times Square, 1981. “Taken when I was sixteen. If you went to the stage door the band would make sure you got in if you didn’t have a ticket.” For more information and prints, see Morrison Hotel Gallery.