New York City

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Earlier this month I spent some days in New York City. First and foremost to visit the «Play It Loud» exhibition at The Metropolitan Museum of Art where one of my pictures are included (a photo of Rage Against the Machine member Tom Morello shot at a concert in Oslo last summer), but also to catch some other exhibitions, concerts and sights.

I had a blast at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, The Jewish Museum (Leonard Cohen) and Paley Center for Media («The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel»). Visiting iconic concert halls and clubs such as Carnegie Hall, Blue Note and Apollo. Catching Vampire Weekend at Madison Square Garden and spending a day at the Outlaw Music Festival at Forest Hills Stadium in Queens (with Willie Nelson headlining). And seeing comedian David Cross («Arrested Development») work out some new material for his next show in front of a small audience at Union Hall in Brooklyn. What a trip!

This time I also brought my camera along with me. Did not care to carry it around too much, but you can see some of my shots from the city here.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art

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This week the exhibition «Play it Loud: Instruments of Rock & Roll» opens at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City.

The exhibition is organized by the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, and will present approximately 130 instruments alongside posters and costumes. Many of rock's most celebrated and recognized instruments will be featured, representing artists across generations and subgenres. In addition to institutional and private collectors, many musicians are lending their performance and recording instruments.

I am so proud that my picture of Tom Morello (above) is a part of the exhibition. Last week legends like Jimmy Page (Led Zeppelin), Don Felder (Eagles) and Tina Weymouth (Talking Heads) attended an exclusive sneek peek of the exhibition at the famous museum (where The Roots also performed during the night). Most likely I will head over to New York City in September to visit the exhibition myself. I must say it feels really strange having one of my pictures hang on a wall in a museum that holds a collection of work by Leonardo da Vinci, Rembrandt, Claude Monet, Pablo Picasso, Edward Hopper, Georgia O'Keeffe, Vincent van Gogh, Man Ray and Henri Matisse.

Would strongly recommend a visit to the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City between April 8th and October 1st for some rock & roll history.

Below you can check out an article on me and the exhibition in the local newspaper BA.

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