Last week, we got the surprise of our life when a casting agent from Los Angeles called Reggie to see if he would be interested in posing for some photos for some guy named Nikki Sixx of Motley Crue. She said the photos would be for an upcoming book and/or gallery show.
Reggie and I talked about it and we talked to Nikki’s personal assistant, Sara, and it sounded like a great idea. Reggie and I would go to LA. I would bring my 35mm and a video camera and I would document the session while Reggie was photographed. Nikki agreed to be interviewed with Reggie on camera for use on Reggie’s website then he asked if he could interview Reggie. He sounds like a great guy and I know Reggie is very excited about the whole trip.
For those of you unfamiliar with Nikki Sixx, here is some info I pulled off the web as well as his photos from his MySpace page.
Nikki Sixx (born Frank Carlton Serafino Feranna, Jr., December 11, 1958) is an American bassist, author, photographer, and the main songwriter for the heavy metal band Mötley Crüe. He has also played bass for glam metal band London, the experimental band 58, the hard rock band Brides of Destruction and more recently, Sixx:A.M.
NIKKI SIXX TAKES UP PHOTOGRAPHY AND HINTS AT SIXX:AM RELEASE DATE:
April 29, 2009
Motley Crue and Sixx:AM bassist Nikki Sixx has posted the following update:
“Being back in Los Angeles allows many things, first and foremost to be with my family. But the one difference on a creative level from touring is having my creative workspace to build the impossible. I always love when I can pull outta thin air a song, book, design etc, but mostly lately it’s been all about my photography. I’ve done about six full shoots and six smaller still-life shoots as well. I’ve displayed some of it on my MySpace (www.myspace.com/nikkisixx) under ‘Nikki Sixx Photography,’ but by no means comes even close to what I have created or have plans for as a photographer. I’m using all digital at this time, most notably the Hasselblad H3D-39 and the Nikon D3. Both wonderful animals with completely different views on the madness that pours outta my head.