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Tom Petty, Sacramento, California. 1989

Tom Petty, Sacramento, California. 1989

£70.00

Tom Petty, Sacramento, California. 1989

£70.00

July 23 1989 : A portrait of Tom Petty actually taken on his tour bus immediately after the gig at Cal Expo Amphitheatre in Sacramento.

Some kind of breakdown in communication meant three days hanging around before getting to meet the man for approximately ten minutes. Mild sunstroke from waiting in the shade-free photo-pit during soundcheck didn't help matters...

The portrait was taken with a photo-flood lamp and favourite backdrop taped to the window inside the tour bus. I literally banged out a few frames while my lighting juddered, plugged into a socket on the floor, bus engine revving and Tom Petty a bit bemused asked...'Why didn't we do the shoot earlier?'

I literally had to dive out the door with camera bag when the driver threatened to hit the road, backdrop over my shoulder and light still on it's stand....final insult...I don't even have the original transparencies any more as they disappeared into a syndication archive never to be seen again. I only present his image here as it looked so good in my scan from a copy of the paper. I'm more than happy with it!

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