I was lucky enough to hang out, shoot and have fun with Jane’s Addiction from 1989 to the end of 1991. They broke up the band after two last shows in Hawaii September 25th & 26th, 1991. During that time they were my favorite band by far! They could do no wrong and every show and shoot was the best of the best. I had so MANY great moments and lucky enough to have photos to prove it. Here’s a list of 10, but trust me there are another 50 I could easily tell you about.
- My first time seeing them live – it was in Santa Barbara, CA in 1989 I think. My good friends Mary’s Danish were opening for them. Seeing fucking Jane’s Addiction on stage doing their thing just blew my mind! I was in awe.
- My first shoot with Perry Farrell – that’s when I shot my famous image Jesus Christ Pose. It was a shoot for Exposure Magazine. The shoot was awesome, but they did not like the photos so I had to reshoot. Fine by me!
- The Atlanta show during the Ritual Tour – It was November 11th, 1990 at the Center Stage. The show was awesome as always, but the cool part was the stage was like 4 feet above the floor with NO pit between the band and the audience. I shot the show from the stage. It was fucking CRAZY!!! Kids were flying everywhere!!!
- FIRST Lollapalooza – July 18th, 1991 in Phoenix, AZ. I arrived early that morning with NO sleep from the w