Just finished this web project for Herb Greene. Herb Greene’s iconic photography of many of San Francisco’s rock musicians was part of the 1960s San Francisco/Haight Ashbury art scene. Herb was friends with many of the musicians and as he states “the only one with a camera” which allowed him access and a level of comfort with his subjects that is reflected in the work. His classic black and white portraits continue to be in great demand.
I chose a Victorian look for this site for two reasons: The Haight Ashbury section of San Francisco is filled with wonderful Victorian houses which were cheap and plentiful during the 60s. Check out Herbs portrait of The Charlatans and you’ll see what I mean. The second is the art of photography came of age during the 19th century and for some reason just felt right. As Herb said, “it’s like visiting an old friend”.
If you visit the site, be sure to check out the home page video. I took Herb’s out-takes from the “Jerry on Broadway” portrait sitting, created a silent movie flicker effect in AE and then processed the song “Hesitation Blues” adding a 78 rpm effect in ProTools. Fun!