April 19, 2014

Who Said That?

Florida's quote of the day

| 12/5/2013

"Rock ’n’ roll is sweat and hard work. It’s not perfect."

-- Larry Marano

Larry Marano can often be found in the front row of every major South Florida concert with his Nikon in hand capturing timeless photographs of everyone from Kesha to Kiss. The Parkland resident began shooting concerts in 1975 purely for fun while living in New York City and by 1977, he was doing it professionally. Now the iconic lensman will appear at Blue Gallery in Fort Lauderdale Dec. 14-15  to launch his first ever exhibit, “The Art of Rock ’N’ Roll.” Marano’s shots of Queen, U2, Judas Priest, Ozzy Osbourne and many other rock legends will be on display and available for purchase.

 “The first show I shot was Kiss at Madison Square Garden in 1977,” Marano recalled. “Kiss is still the best photo op to this day. They pose for you, they have interesting outfits and makeup and they’re just a great group of guys.”

Marano broke into the business because he and his friends simply loved going to rock concerts. “Me and my friends would work for ticket scalpers because they wanted to get into the show and I wanted to get close enough to get great pictures,” Marano said.

Read more at the South Florida Sun-Sentinel.

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