Ed’s talk was pretty, pretty, prettyyyyyyyyy, pretty good. Tons of stories and a barrage of country portraits from all levels of country from the last 25 years. It’s streaming for a week on the Annenberg’s site until it’s put into permanent rotation in the archive. Until then, I encourage you to watch it when you have 90 minutes free.
I missed a few weeks, but Iris Night Lectures at the Annenberg Space for Photography continues. Tonight features Ed Rode, who’s been photographing Nashville musicians for 25 years. It could lean a little pop tonight, but his portfolio includes the likes of Willie Nelson, Doc Watson and Porter Wagoner (above) so it could be a good mix.
Nashville-based artist and musician Ed Rode has over 33 years of experience behind the camera. His work has appeared in many national magazines, including Vogue, TIME and Sports Illustrated. His corporate clients include Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Whiskey, Bridgestone, and CMT.com.
Rode’s shots grace the covers of many of today’s top country-music publications and albums and his passion for photography featuring the arts led him to open his own studio in the center of Nashville’s famed Music Row.
Rode’s lecture is the result of his 25-year love affair with Music City and his desire to visually capture the inspiration behind Nashville’s famous sound. Featuring many icons like Chet Atkins, Dolly Parton and Willie Nelson, the lecture also captures the faces of the lesser-known yet prolific songwriters who have helped shape Nashville’s great musical heritage.