Freddie Mercury by Janet Macoska
2-Print Set - Bohemian Rhapsody - Mono + Stereo Limited Edition of 45
Print Size 18 x 18 Inches ea
Type:Mono and 1-Color + Red-Yellow-Green Split Fountain Screen Print on 140lbs French Fine Art Paper
This photo of Freddie Mercury was shot at the Richfield Coliseum, outside of Cleveland, Ohio, on November 27, 1977, on Queen’s ”News of the the World” tour that introduced iconic Queen songs “We Will Rock You” and “We Are The Champions.” "Freddie was a blast to photograph because he didn’t hold back and had such an incredible physical presence onstage. The look of the photo is totally up to the personality and style of Freddie Mercury! He chose the harlequin outfit, which he wore a lot on this tour, and the body posture, boldly arching his back and letting go with those immediately identifiable vocals…IT’S ALL FREDDIE!!! I must say, as the photographer of this shot, and 45 years worth of rock and roll photography, that it is my job to know the music, know my subject, and understand and anticipate those moves." - Janet Macoska"
About The Artist: Janet Macoska grew up with a love for rock and roll and photography. At age 12, she combined both, photographing rock duo Sonny and Cher at Cleveland radio station WKYC. That photo became her first published photo in a 1967 issue of Teen Screen Magazine. Since 1974, Janet has been capturing rock's greatest on film....and now in digital. Among the publications who have used her photos are Rolling Stone, People, Vogue, American Photo, Creem, 16, Teen Beat, MOJO, NY Times and London Times. VH1, Bravo, A&E and the BBC regularly use Macoska's vast archive in their "rockumentaries." Her work is in the permanent collection of The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, The Smithsonian Museum of American History, The National Portrait Gallery in London and in Hard Rock Cafe restaurants, hotels and casinos all around the planet. David Bowie, Led Zeppelin, The Clash, DEVO, Heart, Hall and Oates, AC/DC and The Kinks are just some of the artists who have used her photos on their cds.