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ROCK PHOTOGRAPHER, MARK WEISS PARTNERS WITH WHYHUNGER TO LAUNCH ONLINE ROCK & ROLL PHOTOGRAPHY AUCTION

ROCK PHOTOGRAPHER, MARK WEISS PARTNERS WITH WHYHUNGER TO LAUNCH ONLINE ROCK & ROLL PHOTOGRAPHY AUCTION

For the last four decades, rock photographer Mark “Weissguy” Weiss has photographed and toured with some of the most iconic names in rock including Van Halen, Bon Jovi, Ozzy Osbourne, KISS, Aerosmith and Guns N Roses. Weiss approached WhyHunger about partnering on his new photography auction site, RockSceneAuctions.com as a way of giving back. Through the site, music fans will have the opportunity to bid on rock and roll photographs. WhyHunger will receive a percentage of proceeds from the auctions.

The debut auction will launch on RockSceneAuctions.com beginning on July 18th. This particular auction will showcase Weiss’ photography from his early days in the ‘70’s with shots of Led ZeppelinJerry Garcia, David Bowie and Mick Jagger along with over a dozen additional quintessential photographs. Future auctions will feature other famed rock photographers.

“My career as a photographer has been a dream come true. I am excited and thankful to be able to use my work to give back by joining forces with a prestigious charity like WhyHunger,” Weiss stated.

RockSceneAuctions.com is inspired by the pages of Rock Scene Magazine, a monthly publication that captured the Rock-And-Roll lifestyle of the ‘70’s. Each month, RockSceneAuctions.com will present a collection of iconic photographs in an online auction format. The starting bid will be priced at a fraction of the photo’s retail value. Each photo will be signed by the photographer and accompanied by a Certificate Of Authenticity. 

“We are excited to partner with Mark Weiss on this new endeavor,” said Hillary Zuckerberg, WhyHunger’s Director of Artists Against Hunger & Poverty. “We celebrate artists like Mark who are committed to supporting WhyHunger’s work to end hunger and poverty and we are proud to welcome him as the newest member of our Artists Against Hunger & Poverty program.”

WhyHunger was founded in 1975 by the late musician and activist Harry Chapin and radio DJ Bill Ayres, so artists have been a part of WhyHunger’s DNA since day one. Tapping into the power of artists to raise funds, increase awareness and help motivate change, WhyHunger has partnered with hundreds of musicians, photographers, chefs and more to use their voices and talent to support the movement to end hunger and to ensure everyone has the right to good, nutritious food. Learn more at whyhunger.org

WIN A CHANCE TO “HANG” WITH A ROCKSTAR IN YOUR HOME!

One lucky member of the Rock Scene Auctions email list will be chosen at random to win a FREE 17 x 22  Mark Weiss photograph from this month’s auction valued at $1,200.

IT’S BIDDING TIME! PUT ON SOME MUSIC AND BID ON A ROCK STAR PHOTO TO HANG IN YOUR HOME !! HAPPY BIDDING !! —RSA

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Scheduled for release in 2018, here are some excerpts from Weiss’ upcoming book, The Decade That Rocked! –

“I’ve known Mark Weiss since he was a teenager. He was relentless in the pursuit of his art. Mark would knock on my hotel door all hours of the day and night wanting to take photos. He definitely had and still has, the rock and roll spirit.” – Ozzy Osbourne

“Judging from the kind of rock artists and bands Mark is drawn to, you wouldn’t automatically think of including Blondie. What there is that makes sense is the ease that Mark has with bands and his “bedside manner” so-to-speak. He just looks like the right guy behind the camera and has a way of putting everyone at ease. Getting five or six people to all look good at the same moment is not easy. He loves what he’s doing, truly and it shows in the shots. Coupled with his long association and enduring passion, he’s just a great rock photographer. What more could a girl like me ask for?” – Debbie Harry

“Mark – you’re a true artist; that goes without saying. But to see you fighting to ‘get the shot’ last week brings me back to the 70’s, The Project days, – and on through to today. You’re a survivor man, and that ain’t easy. We’re few and far between and you’re one of us.” – Joe Perry

Go to www.whyhunger.org to learn more about WhyHunger
Go to  www.WEISSGUYgallery.com to view Mark’s website
You can also go to www.RockScene.com and view new interviews of musicians talking about how they got introduced to their ROCK SCENE.

 

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