the ‘80s portrait sessions by glen wexler
“In a decade of rock and roll excess I was looking for a sense of intimacy. When creating these portraits I sought to capture an authentic human connection behind the big personas.”
– Glen Wexler
Scheduled for release in early 2019, The ’80s Portrait Sessions represent the purest and most distilled embodiment of Wexler’s art. Exquisitely composed and lit, these portraits capture a precious record of glamorous times. Famous artists such as Michael Jackson, Chaka Khan, Herbie Hancock and Bob Weir of The Grateful Dead are captured in intimate and sensitive portraits. Legendary rock bands such as KISS, ZZ Top and Missing Persons are photographed in their finery along with influential producers, actors and models, reflecting the now infamous look and style of the 1980s and capturing the essence and glamour of the decade.This book will present over 60 images in 132 pages, printed with superb tritone printing on premium heavyweight paper in a 12x12 inch case-bound book with dust jacket.
We are currently raising funds for this book with Kickstarter and we expect to go to print with this exciting project in early 2019.