Jimmy Page Double Neck
Jimmy Page Double Neck

Center Stage

My work captures the truth, joy, and energy contained within a moment. This series of photographs highlights the rock and roll experience from a stage-level perspective. My work spans ‘60s icons like Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin and the Grateful Dead, to ‘90s singer-songwriters like Lauren Hill of the Fugees, to modern day jam-bands like Phish, and so many in between.

I hope my photo­graphy expresses the gratitude I and my fellow concert-goers feel for those who have shared their joy of music with us. They were taken with the joy, love, and respect I hold for these timeless performers captured on film. These photographs, snapped from the heart of the audience at center stage, will give a glimpse of the energy and iconography of the concert experience. I am very excited to share these images of my musical heroes with you.

A Note About the Images

You can imagine that after 50 years of working in film photography, negatives will show age and damage. The site team and Mr. Hulst would like you to know that every effort was made to present these photographs as cleanly as possible.

All the photographs of the late David Bowie in this book are from his Heroes tour, April 2, 1978, while performing
at the Fresno Convention Center in Fresno, California.

Using a team of several researchers and music fans, every effort was made to find the accurate dates and venues for the concerts depicted in these photographs. In addition to the fine memories Larry Hulst shares about these shows, the hope was to provide historical context for the images contained in this collection.

Front Row Center exhibit