Green Day Mind over the last year has attempted to highlight some of the best professional and amateur photographs of Green Day’s tour year, and I have been pretty happy with the photographs that people have given me permission to use on the blog. Thank you so much for your kindness and vision. Some of my favorites over the year have been done by Mathilde Oremus in Paris, Fith Photography from the Camden show, Guilio Lapone from Turin, Ramsey Cardy in Belfast, Ryan O. from Las Vegas, and of course, my steady photo rock, the xGeneralxS, whose many fabulous photos have graced this blog since the Foxboro Hot Tubs hit town back in April as well as her rich shots from the Holmdel and Hartford Green Day shows.
Michelle Lawlor is another photographer who I’ve been lucky to know over the past year, and I do believe she has the potential to become the next Bob Gruen. She loves music, loves photography, and to me, has a tremendous clarity of eye that always captures the right moment. She captured it at Pinhead Gunpowder back in February, that’s for sure, and Billie Joe’s dress from that night will always be vividly remembered because of her.
Michelle came into town this past weekend to shoot some shots of Niki Lee, who wrote of her Green Day adventures during the American Idiot years and will soon be expanding her work into a book coming out in the near future. Not only that, but the day, Sunday, brought Billie Joe Armstrong to American Idiot on Broadway at the St. James Theatre and at the 92StY, as well as a gig by John Gallagher, Jr. that night at Rockwood Music Hall on the Lower East Side. Oh, and Rachel from California was in town, too, so, it was a good day to come in and drag about 50 pounds of photographic equipment around for a day and snap some stuff. I wanted to highlight some of her photographs from the day (she took shots of everything except for the 92StY, which had a strict policy of no photography), and I urge you all to go and check out the set of photos and her blog that she published yesterday. Her site, Lucky 17 Photography, can be found here, including her pictures of Pinhead Gunpowder, the Mystic Knights of the Cobra, Honah Lee, and tons of other bands and events (weddings, gallery openings, etc), and of course, the beautiful shots of this past Sunday. Check the site out and hire before she gets famous and you can’t afford it!
Here is a selection of photographs that she took of the day. Go to her site to view the full set, “Sunday was Awesome as F**K.”