About the Book
This work is about the struggles and experiences of local musicians. Through these images I hope to show the enthusiasm, love of music and excitement these artists generate.
From high-schoolers, playing for gas money or less, to band veterans of multiple decades, the performers play for their own passion and enjoyment. And their fans feel that electricity. Teeny boppers to silver-haired seniors, they stand for the hour plus gigs, waving hands held high, clapping and dancing. When the band’s set is finished, they pack up their instruments, amps, cables, speakers and mics, load their cars or pickups and head out for the next engagement.
Warren's maternal grandfather was a photographer and his grandmother was an artist. His earliest memories are watching his grandfather in the red glow of the dark room developing film. Warren graduated from Washington University, St. Louis, Missouri, class of 1963 with a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering. He retired from the business world in 2003 having founded and guided several businesses in the automotive industry. Warren currently lives in the greater St. Louis area with his wife of 52 years, Sandy. He’s always enjoyed photography, and now is able to spend more time working to perfect that craft and also adding videography to the mix . His family is the most precious thing in his life. He states, "My photography gives me a great deal of enjoyment and satisfaction. If it gives others a good feeling, that’s a bonus".