Nearly 40-years ago, John Atashian went to a Pink Floyd concert and decided to bring along his camera to capture a few memories from the show.
Since then, he has been attending concerts, recording images of nearly 4,000 musicians performing live on stage.
This month, Atashian’s work will be on display at the Plainville Public Library, the first stop on his “Concert Photo Display” tour. The exhibit, up for the month of June, will feature large prints on canvas.
The exhibit tour is being held to celebrate the publication of Atashian’s new photography book, “The Ultimate Photo Book of the World’s Greatest Guitarists.”
The book features 100 pages of color and black and white photos of more than 500 world-famous guitarists performing on stage.
Atashian said he “cannot pin point one favorite show.”
He does recall Led Zeppelin, Michael Jackson, Frank Sinatra, and Pink Floyd’s “The Wall” as some of the most memorable shows he has seen and shot.
Atashian’s exhibit will be open to the public at the Plainville Library, located at 56 East Main Street, is open Monday through Thursday 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday and Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The exhibit will travel around the state for the next year, heading next to the New Britain Public Library in July and the Cheshire Public Library in August.
In September, an even bigger show will be held at Southington’s Gura Building, home of the Southington Arts Center.
Examples of his work can be found online at www.concertphotos.com
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