Conversations with Angels show will benefit L.A. homeless shelter
By David Sands
September 21, 2017
Nikki Sixx’s love for rock n’ roll is well documented, but the ex-Mötley Crüe and Sixx A.M. frontman has another love as well: photography. And he plans to put that passion on display in a show called Conversations with Angels that will be taking place at L.A.’s Leica Gallery this fall from Oct. 4 through Nov. 5.
Corresponding with the 10th anniversary of Sixx’s memoir, The Heroin Diaries: A Year in the Life of a Shattered Rock Star, the show will gather together a selection of his photos depicting homelessness and drug addiction. The subjects of the exhibit, whom Sixx considers his angels, are people struggling with these issues, ones which he has had close personal experience with in his own life. As for his process, It’s worth noting that Sixx takes care to get to know his subjects by engaging in conversations with them before taking any pictures.
“When I get home from shooting,” Sixx said in a statement, “I look at those photos for hours. I zoom in on their eyes, their lips, and their fingers and I look for some hope. If I can find that hope then I’ve done them justice in my photography.”
Proceeds from the show will benefit Covenant House, an L.A. based homeless shelter.
Beyond the exhibit, Sixx will also be releasing a custom version of the Leica Q camera, which will come with a black snakeskin finish on leatherette and carry a laser-engraved Nikki Sixx signature. The exclusive series, limited to just 28 cameras, will retail at $5,250.
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