Spotlighting the Stones: an example of our magazine spreads (.pdf 262kb)
When I found out Chipmonck, legendary lighting designer and Woodstock MC, actually lives in Melbourne, I knew we had to feature him in Rhythms. I thought of this again with the Woodstock 40th anniversary this year and Chip in demand from France to Broome. Anyway in early 2003, renowned DJ Billy Pinnell did an interview and I asked for a few pieces of memorabilia we could use for a three-page spread. We ended up extending the mag by eight pages! See spread.
This is what I wrote on the last page.
CHIP FISHES OUT TREASURES
‘It’s a car-boot sale!’ Chipmonck beamed as he appeared in the Rhythms doorway. He had promised us some images of his time with the Stones. Images that hadn’t appeared in his photographic exhibitions in Melbourne and Adelaide.
Downstairs he unlocked his gunmetal 4WD and pulled out envelopes, picture frames and plastic sleeves. My jaw dropped as he flourished a hand-written set list from 1970, complete with wine-glass ring (‘White wine, I believe,’ he interspersed into his running commentary.)
Mick in a bathroom production meeting with Chip. Lighting rigs. Keith and Anita and Marlon on tour.
Bianca holding her own photo. Mick and Keith sharing a mic onstage. Aerial stage shots. The concert for Nicaragua. Communications billing extra time at the Marquee Club when Keith was four hours late for a videotaped gig. Slides taken at the beach, at festivals, at gigs.
We had to do them justice. So we gave them the space they deserve.
Rhythms presents here a unique collection of memorabilia, all imaged from the originals. Some photos are from Chip’s private framed collection. Some are from his exhibited shows. Some are from slides.
We hope you like them as much as we do.