Rock and roll tour manager and photographer Harry Sandler returns to Toledo for his
third show and benefit to support 1Matters and the Veterans Matter Program.
Fresh off the three-year Katy Perry Prismatic tour, Harry will be bringing his “Images from a Photographic Journey” tour with photos of new vistas, people and the music industry to the Porter Gallery at the Toledo School for the Arts from October 3rd through the 30th.
Harry will be hosting a fundraiser October 19th, 6-9 p.m. at the TSA Porter Gallery with auction items to include signed photos, signed guitars from John Mellencamp, George Thorogood, and Phil Collen of Def Leppard, tickets and meet-and-greets with John Mellencamp on October 21st at the Stranahan Theater, or any tour stop on the soon-to-be-announced Katy Perry tour, plus some special surprises. Tickets are just $25 and you can order them below.
About Harry Sandler
“Nature is not only all that is visible to the eye…it also includes the inner pictures of the soul.” ~Edvard Munch
“My passion for photography started around age 8 when my father gave me an early Polaroid camera. I was mesmerized and fixated on the emerging image when peeled from the backing paper. Over the years I have spent a good deal of time making images while learning the technical aspects of photography. My eye and passion has always been drawn to making an image that has an expressionist feel and context.
As a child growing up in Atlantic City and the Bronx it was more about the beach, Coney Island and the Yankees – so landscape photography never entered my mind. As a young photographer I wanted to work for Life or Look magazine. Those photographers/images told a story – they traveled to exotic places and created one-of-a-kind images. That was my photographic dream…
You see, it never entered my mind that landscapes could tell a very emotional story, specifically, a more personal story. I learned this watching Ken Burns’ documentary on our greatest treasures, the National Parks. It was then the realization hit that if I was willing and put in the time, emotional landscapes/art could tell a story. A strong work of art has the ability to elicit emotion in both the photographer and the viewer, even if they are quite different. I started to understand that our emotional side affects our vision – it certainly does that – so many times when we look at images days and weeks later do we see the light reflected by our vision. Our work will usually convey emotion – whatever that emotion might be – even on bad days.
The bridge for me was my attraction to craft and a multitude of technical abilities, while trying to possess the sensibility of an innocent. This was difficult to balance with my painting and photography and I always struggled with them as most do. The images presented here are the meeting of form and substance and the beginning notes of my being able to express myself as a photographer/artist with no line of demarcation.
‘Images from a Photographic Journey’ is a collection of my favorite images taken from 45 years of capturing the world through my eyes and my heart, images pulled from music, landscape and humanity. I am honored to be showing this work at The Toledo School for the Arts’ Porter Gallery from October 3rd through 30th. All proceeds will be donated to support Veterans Matter’s mission to house 2,000 more veterans this year.”
Sandler spent his working life in entertainment away from the camera, serving in various roles over the years such as film and video producer and tour management. In this he has worked with some of entertainment’s most elite acts, like Barbara Streisand, John Mellencamp, Eagles, Billy Joel, Jewel, Van Halen, Bruce Springsteen, Stevie Nicks and most recently Katy Perry.
Since semi-retirement in 2008, all of his time is spent traveling and capturing images in remote locations such as Australia, Ireland, Scotland, England, Africa and Iceland, not to mention many of the National Parks located in the continental United States.