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Henry Diltz “Behind the Lens” Tour Coming to the Atlanta Fox Theater and Callanwolde Fine Arts Center
(April 19th, 2016) The renowned photographer Henry Diltz and his “Behind the Lens” Tour will be at the Fox Theater on April 19th. Henry Diltz will also be the guest of honor at the Rick Baker School of Music and Music Recording luncheon at Callanwolde Fine Arts Center where some of Henry’s works will be on display in the Rick Baker School of Music and Music Recording Exhibit Room (seen in the Billiard Room of the Callanwolde Mansion).
Henry Diltz was a folk musician that was able to be a lucky “fly on the wall” with a camera in the 70’s. He hung out with the likes of Paul and Linda McCartney in the Caribbean, his industry friends, and photographed some of the most iconic rock star moments of the rock and roll royalties. His easy going approach of snapping candid photos became to be so celebrated and graced over 300 legendary album covers. He photographed Joni Mitchell, The Eagles, James Taylor, The Doors, Crosby Stills and Nash and many more. It was the time when getting an album was grand and everyone studied the pictures on the album front and back.
His camera became his “passport” and fed his curiosity to get to know some of the fascinating people in the music realm during the 60’s & 70’s. Along the way he captured spectacular collections of “un-posed” images of the most prominent musicians during those eras. His style captured the essence of the moment and only photographed outdoors with his description of “God’s light”. One of his collections depicted picnicking with Mama Cass (lead singer of The Mamas and the Papas) in Laurel Canyon with Eric Clapton and David Crosby (of Crosby Stills & Nash, The Byrds, and more). At that picnic, David casually introduced a young newcomer named Joni Mitchell where she picked up her guitar and basically she played her entire first album at Mama Cass’s backyard. Henry talked of this experience with Gabbie Watts on WABE’s City Lights show.)
Henry still photographs and tours today and on Thursday, April 19th, he will be the guest of honor at the Rick Baker School of Music and Music Recording at Callanwolde Fine Arts Center for its Grand Opening Exhibit featuring signed guitars by acclaimed musicians, Grammy memorabilia owned by Rick Baker and the most respected Mixing Engineer and 3 time Grammy winner, Phil Tan (Callanwolde’s Director of Music Recording of the Rick Baker School of Music and Music Recording.)
The VIP Luncheon will be hosted by music aficionado, entrepreneur, wealth management expert, and philanthropist Rick Baker; the Executive Director of Callanwolde Fine Arts Center Peggy Still Johnson; and Callanwolde’s Director of Music Recording Phil Tan. The luncheon will be attended by special guests and notable Atlantans. The luncheon will be held at the estate’s “Courtyard” indoor Ballroom 12 noon to 2pm. Henry’s black and white photographs of Ray Charles will be donated to the school and a select few of his photographs will be on exhibit and available for purchase.
At 7:30pm that evening, he will be joined by one of his colleagues at the Fabulous Fox Theatre’s Egyptian Ballroom for the last stop of the “Behind The Lens Tour” with the highly acclaimed photographer, author and former model, Pattie Boyd. Pattie was the inspiration behind the most popular songs written by George Harrison, “Here Comes the Sun,” “and “Layla” by Eric Clapton. Pattie Boyd was once married to both of these celebrated icons.
Tickets for the “Behind the Lens” April 19th at the Fabulous Fox can be found at FoxTheater.org/shows-and-events
For more information about the Rick Baker School of Music and Music Recording and Callanwolde Fine Arts Center please visit Callanwolde.org or call 404-872-5338.