Over the past 30 years, Larry Hulst has attended nearly 3,000 concerts, snapping photos along the way. His work has appeared on album jackets and sleeves, and also has been featured in music magazines including Rolling Stone. However, his motivation is primarily pleasure.
“Thirty Years of Rock and Roll,” featuring photographs by Larry Hulst, will be showcased at the L.A. County Fair’s feature attraction, “The Beat Goes On! - The History of Popular Music,” presented by AT&T Wireless.
The exhibit features 75 black and white concert photographs. The photos are taken from the perspective of the audience providing a glimpse of rock’s greatest artists at work. Photos include the Rolling Stones, Pink Floyd, Fleetwood Mac, the Who, early rocker Chuck Berry and many others.
During the ‘70s and ‘80s Hulst attended as many as 200 concerts a year. He often paid for his admission to concerts, and would pass up backstage access in fear that the fixed image in his mind of a musician onstage might be marred.
Hulst has accumulated 15,000 images over the years. He can often be found at music festivals selling his high quality photos at affordable prices.
For general information on the L.A. County Fair, call (909) 623-3111 or visit the Web site at www.lacountyfair.com.