At 16, my first "gig" was photographing Chris Spedding and Snips Parsons playing at the Masonic Temple in Toronto. One of the images was then used on the cover of Shades magazine. I was motivated to find more images that were less predictable. It was an image of Spedding and all his guitar otherworldliness, or guitar madness, whatever it was he seemed genius. Then an image of his punk boots was used for the inside spread. It was my first feedback from an Art Director and I was hooked on how we saw things in a similar way. Ron Gaskin was also a Big Chris Spedding fan and Rock and Roll journalist. We collaborated on other projects and I kept admiring all this talent which surround us, in often non descript little hide-aways in Toronto or Peterborough. If I had enough money I would bring 3 rolls of film, if I was broke I might only have a dozen frames.
Chris Spedding and Snips Parsons along with Paul Cook founding member of the Sex Pistols, Tosh Ogawa from Slaves of Gravity and Nick Judd have re-grouped into their previous band called the Sharks.
I came across binders of negatives and thought it a good time to share. The music is varied as are the styles coming from my cameras.
Wayne Eardley 2017